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17.11.2019 Poem

Gossip City

By Brian Kazungu
Gossip City

In the city of Gossip, rumours and lies are always lit
Once you get into this city, the heat of gossip, you will always feel it
In the streets of this city, even a fake story moves fast, with no speed limit
To gossipers, there is no privacy and secrecy, once you speak it, they quickly spread it
This is Gossip City, the city of gossip, where lies and rumours never sleep

Once you get there, guard your mouth, and be careful of what you speak
Believe it or not, once they click SEND, it's gone, you can't even press delete
To gossip, they are quick and ready, no delays, you can't even make them wait
To spread lies and rumours, its own people are even prepared to compete
This is Gossip City, the city of gossip, where lies and rumours never sleep

In the city of gossip, make sure your heart has a tight lid and then seal it
Don't get them too close and don't open it for too long, you must quickly close it
Once you open it for long, the hidden treasure of your soul, they will snatch and spoil it
And before you can even see it, with rubbles and junk they will speedily replace it
This is Gossip City, the city of gossip, where lies and rumours never sleep

Everything about everybody, they want to spread it, for in their hearts, they can't keep it
The young and the old, both sip on gossip, and so its temptation, they can't even resist it
In this city, each one of them is almost the same, their difference, you can't even spot it
And so, if your own stuff, you don't want them to spread it, please don't even tell it
This is Gossip City, the city of gossip, where lies and rumours never sleep

Whatever they say, even if it's not true, they know there is someone stupid enough to believe it
And so, if you believe you can't stand the heat of this city, grab your bags and walk out of it
Or else, from left and right, these gossipers will toss you around as they deem fit
Your character and image, without any care, with wrong colours, they will badly paint it
This is Gossip City, the city of gossip, where lies and rumours never sleep

©Brian Kazungu, 13 November 2019

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