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Gossip

If we chatter with one another, please do not sell short
when one of us is malicious, about another in report
'we heard it through the grapevine', not sure if it is true
it makes for a great story, as we might misconstrue
our words can do such damage, unbeknownst to us
to stop a person of this sin, might just take some guts
A juicy piece of scuttlebutt, a small bit of fake news
as long as Its not of us they speak, we can be amused?
Do not avail yourself, and continue with such chatter
to some it may be harmful, to their spirit it could matter
disparaging someone else's name,may be funny for a minute,  
A cowards way of bullying, which we should not permit  
So build each other up with talk , do not tear them down
there is power in a loving word, and can be quite profound
Our tongue can be just like a sword, though such a little part
so be careful how you handle it, speak from a loving heart
 
 
TIG
Written by TIG
Published | Edited 3rd Jul 2019
Author's Note
I know I am convicted of this very thing, it is easy to get caught up in, but once the bell has rung ,it can not be un-rung.
Like the old Navy saying “loose lips sink ships” so a tongue can sink...
I know I am convicted of this very thing, it is easy to get caught up in, but once the bell has rung ,it can not be un-rung.
Like the old Navy saying “loose lips sink ships” so a tongue can sink a marriage, a church, a relationship, a job, and just about anything else you can imagine.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach."
Winston Churchill
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