The Town Rumor

The juicy rumor spread

without a filter

the naughty behavior of some

exaggerated by the transmitter

The rumor took on a life

growing on its own

soon no one in the village

could be left alone

One fateful night

lightening struck from the aura

people took to the streets

screaming in horror

The town disappeared

truth difficult to handle

no one did anything

the rumor was the vandal

High in a moutain

a small child asked

how did a rumor destroy the town

did it wear a mask

The people had an epiphany

they were the cause

spreading a rumor

making many faux pas

The town was rebuilt

this time living in the light

admiring the beautiful color

letting rumors die in the night

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce


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