Over the course of my lifetime
I've never understood societies ways
Of adding insult to injury
That walks on common ground these days.
Public humiliations and peer's that bully
Rumors spreading while gossip stalks
No one asks what the victim's views are
Contemptuous jeers and ridicule mocks.
And what if all the whispered stirrings
Were fictitious lies from envy's guts
And what if the green eye of jealousy
Was all it took to make those cuts.
Can this social outpour that runs rampant
This corruption circling about with rife
Be fabrications beyond the truth
Change someone's future course in life.
So if this news implies a scandal
A juicy morsel for you to tell
Is it worth that intimate secret
A person's life to buy and sell.
How does your mind handle this message
Does your third eye just want a peek?
Do you delude and deceive your judgement
Just to perpetuate the leak?
It may help if you look inward
Beyond the shell that holds your frame
And find a mutual discernment
To treat another without such shame.
We all breathe this air together
It's a give and take world as you know
Show some appreciation for each other
And give respect to one another as you go.
~ yvonne renee moore