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~Nobody's Friend~

My name is Gossip
I have no respect for justice
I maim without killing
I break hearts and ruin lives
I am cunning and malicious
and gather strength with age
The more I am quoted, the
more I am believed.
My victims are helpless. They
cannot protect themselves
against me because I have no
name and no face.

To track me down is impossible
The harder you try, the
more elusive I become.
I am nobody's friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation,
it is never the same.
I topple governments and
wreck marriages. I ruin careers
and cause sleepless nights,
heartaches and indigestion.

I make innocent people cry in their pillows
Even my name hisses
I am called Gossip!
I make headlines and headaches.
Before you repeat a story,
ask is true? is it harmless???
is it necessary???...

If it isn't, don't repeat it!