Patricia Grantham

Bronze Star - 2,868 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Spreading the Fire


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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Spreading the Fire by Patricia Grantham )

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

    This is so true. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,639 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 - 37,621 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

  • Rookie - 386 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 - 121 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

  • Freshman - 1,022 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 - 17,104 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 - 1,144 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 - 267 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

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/6/2013 10:31:00 PM)

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

  • Freshman - 1,022 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 - 3,098 Points Diane Hine (6/22/2013 6:51:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,144 Points Thomas A Robinson (6/19/2013 3:00:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 264 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 - 267 Points David Wood (6/19/2013 5:08:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,051 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

  • Veteran Poet - 4,668 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

Read all 21 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
[Hata Bildir]