Did you hear about Sammy?

She is having an affair

Jane whispered to Mrs Kay

While they were doing up their hair


Psst, Lee, you hear about Tammy?

She is having an affair

Kay had heard the S as T

Kay's condition is not rare!


Lee asked Rose, heard about Tracy?

Something's awful with her hair

And she has to shave all bald

That's a terrible nightmare


Rose told Anne, LATEST on Macy

She is working as au pair

Think her family's sold it all

Every table, every chair


Anne passed to May, NEWS on Mandy

She's had work done on her pair!

Implants, plastic surgery too

Unreal looking, I declare!

      * * * * * * * * * *

I was reminded of a game we played as kids, 'pass the message', and how hilariously distorted the message was when spoken out by the last person in the line.


Well, gossiping can be dangerous and poisonous as the story can get muddled and embellished along the way, creating anger and confusion. These days there is so much fake news too. I just shut my ears to a neighbour's gossip this morning, hence this piece!


Apparently, men can gossip more than women (read in a women's magazine)!,




  • Author: Rozina (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 25th, 2022 05:07
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 39
  • Users favorite of this poem: spilleronsheet, L. B. Mek.


  • Draven

    A very clever and witty write!

    • Rozina

      Thanks Draven.

    • spilleronsheet

      Kudos dear Rozina, for the essential topic you chose, that did make me giggle but how tragic its true….the fake nuisance can cause huge distress…a havoc to too many innocents…and the trivia about gossips, LOL…

      • Rozina

        Yes it's awful. Thank you.

      • Distant View

        Funny, but true to life! We used to call it "Chinese whispers" when we were children. I suppose that particular term is politically incorrect these days! I enjoyed the read!

        • Rozina

          Thank you.

        • Christina8

          Gossip and backbiting can be very dangerous and hurtful like you convey well in your message. We played the same game as children though i believe we called it something else. Great poem!

          • Rozina

            Thank you.

          • L. B. Mek

            'Apparently, men can gossip more than women (read in a women's magazine)!'..
            you're just so naturally, Awesome
            I do declare, dear cherished Poet..
            thank you!
            this inked wisdom, was a delightful

            • Rozina

              Hehe, men gossip about different topics. Thank you.

            • Neville

              Ppssst dont you believe it Roz ..

              ps ... I dont like it either but love todays offering, in fact, I am pretty sure this now counts as one of my absolute favouwrite Rozina's .. but dont tell a soul ................ Neville

              • Rozina

                Pardon, I can't hear you! Thanks Neville.

              • Rocky Lagou

                Talk about it! Gossiping is just embedded in some, and it's downright annoying. Thanks for the entertainment though!

                • Rozina

                  Thank you.

                • dusk arising

                  I think we all gossip though not in a malicious way, that's the reserve of a precious few thankfully.

                  Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post today. This one of the great things about MPS we get to see creative minds writing on subjects which surprise and please. What a varied and talented bunch we are.

                  • Rozina

                    Thank you dusk. The MPS group is so encouraging and inspiring.

                  • sorenbarrett

                    Communication is so complicated that even between two people misunderstandings frequently occur, let alone as more people get added to the chain. Great poem.

                    • Rozina

                      True. Thank you.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Good fun words Rozina. Gossip can be fun if taken in a light hearted way.


                      • Rozina

                        Thank you Andy.

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