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Don't Take It Personally

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Don't Take It Personally

Slander blossoms without root
harvest of lies and fabrication.
Rumor yields a blemished fruit.

Scandal flourishes while enroute
to whispered, planted augmentation.
Slander blossoms without root.

Taking issue with points so moot
watering truth with orchestration,
rumor yields a blemished fruit.

Fiendish minions supply the loot
while critics pick their confrontation -
slander blossoms without root.

Humor can serve to feed the brute,
counteracting altercation;
rumor yields a blemished fruit.

To dig and delve in disrepute
soon serves its own incrimination.
Slander blossoms without root;
rumor yields a blemished fruit.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 12:30:00 PM
    That is some good work.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:56:00 AM
    villanelles are not easy a fine example here I enjoyed ty for sharing good pen

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Interesting piece here on rumor.. Much of the Imagined things, and that which we hear of how do they come to light? And how long will they Last..'

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:31:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Sounds like nasty stuff! Thanks for your visit, I appreciate your kind words.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Slander is truly a nasty thing ..this speaks the truth ..well,Deb