Rotten Eggs Smell (A Poem)
Rotten Eggs Smell
Rumours can hurt more than sticks and stones.
A broken reputation heals slower than bones.
Gossip can spread like a raging wildfire.
Truth holds no value to a habitual liar.
Hold on to your values, and do what is right,
Don't bow to accusers who come in the night.
Those who sling mud hope that it sticks,
Just stand your ground and throw back at them bricks.
Innuendo can hurt if accompanied by fact,
But that is the very thing it often lacks.
Hatred and jealousy oft' breed contempt,
Even the greatest from this aren't exempt.
Honesty wins at the end of the day,
So stay true to yourself and you'll find a way.
If you remain faithful, truthful, and just
Those who cause scandal will eat all your dust.
Good news is no news, bad news is what sells,
But always remember that rotten eggs smell.
© 2017 John Hansen