Patricia Grantham

Silver Star - 3,360 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Spreading the Fire Poem by Patricia Grantham


Spreading of secrets all around town
Will not build up can only tear down
Striking of words with such heavy blows
When someone gets hit everybody knows

Destroys everything that lies in its wakes
The costs are high whatever the stakes
Those who practice it always seem to win
Whatever the reason gossip is still a sin

Can be very deadly no good it ever is
No respecter of gender not a hers nor a his
Stay far away and keep it out of your lives
With no fuel in the fire gossip never thrives

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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  • Rookie - 5 Points Darlene Marion (1/26/2015 10:54:00 AM)

    This is so true. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,549 Points Amitava Sur (6/23/2014 2:19:00 PM)

    It's a lovely poem with a very valid and valued message to stay away from spreading useless gossips to mislead people. Thank you Patricia. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/13/2013 10:29:00 AM)

    Stay far away and keep it out of your lives
    With no fuel in the fire gossip never thrives
    Complete poem is well composed full of guidance as virtue and vice are depicted thank for such a lovely poem congrates 10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (8/12/2013 11:27:00 AM)

    When one talks nineteen to a dozen they know not how they harm others. This is a beautiful poem which gives the dig! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Indranil Bhaduri (8/5/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    Very nice poem with a good message (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (7/31/2013 3:51:00 PM)

    My mind is polluted with it sometimes. Good one. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (7/18/2013 9:40:00 PM)

    Such a nice reminder, i hate to get caught by this fire, everybody too....so we should shower them with water..our sober mind! great rhythm! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,281 Points Valsa George (7/15/2013 11:20:00 PM)

    There are gossip mongers at all times everywhere! They never know how their pastime harms and even kills others. So keep away from all gossip and those who who spread rumours and scandals! A very good advice! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/15/2013 11:49:00 AM)

    Lies and gossip always seem to go together.
    Without the gossip the lies die on the vine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (7/15/2013 11:22:00 AM)

    Always good advice. It never is good to gossip. Anyway, have you heard about.........: -; -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Nader Baheri (7/12/2013 4:49:00 AM)

    the gossip is really like a fire that may disparage some one who doesnt deserve.
    wonderful subjet to write about.i hadnt read even a poem with this subject.
    ~nb (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (7/6/2013 10:31:00 PM)

    spreading rumors can be very harmful. good advice (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (6/22/2013 9:47:00 AM)

    Rhythmic rhymes and beautiful reminder...lovely write to read, so write more_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,478 Points Diane Hine (6/22/2013 6:51:00 AM)

    Catchy title and excellent sentiments. Very nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (6/19/2013 3:00:00 PM)

    Very good advise I should take to heart and mouth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 422 Points Dilantha Gunawardana (6/19/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    ha ha, bold to call gossip a sin............but true, it's a matter of 'thou shall not bear false witness'............nice poem with a message that carves in to the soul! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (6/19/2013 5:08:00 AM)

    Very true words indeed gossip is always whong. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,186 Points Valerie Dohren (6/18/2013 1:00:00 PM)

    Gossiping is indeed to be avoided, either as a perpetrator or listener. Well said, very good write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (6/16/2013 7:05:00 PM)

    The plane, the plane, right, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,811 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/14/2013 7:57:00 PM)

    Spreading of secrets all around town
    Will not build up can only tear down
    The poem nicely develops the theme. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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