I too am guilty of gossip

autumn

You do not believe me,
when I tell you the truth.
It gets harder to point out errors,
as you have stop listening.

There will come a day,
I will stop telling you the truth.
Silence will be my armour,
a cloak to shield my hurt.

Someone is blemishing my name,
a two-faced, unknown nightmare.
Is this a foe I know not of,
or someone I call a friend?

I am being given the cold shoulder,
And I do not know why.
I seek your support but you tell me,
stop imagining such nonsense.

Am I being negative in my outlook?
Do I see problems in everything I touch?
Does this negative feeling depress others?
I am caught in this web that only tightens.

Just little things at first,
like being left out of a group.
More and more incidents follows,
slowly but surely I am being snubbed.

I cry not because I am weak,
I cry because I am tired of being strong,
my tears are streams of sadness,
won’t someone tell me their reason.

How could friendships go so terribly wrong?
The tongue a double-edged sword,
I cannot judge these friends,
as I too am guilty of gossip.

By C.E. Pereira
(25-4-2015)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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