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.
I flourish as every level of society.
My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name
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 make innocent people cry in their pillows.
My name is Gossip.
By Corazon R. Santiago, firstname.lastname@example.org
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