Gossip

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Some many times, and especially since the coming of social networks on the internet, people have discussed others without considering how that would affect them. Usually the intent is innocent, but the results can be harmful, as we have witnessed recently.

Golden Gates

 

The story goes, “In days of old, a man

Held this to be self-evident: do not

Reveal what’s told to you, until you can

Examine its intent; the way is fraught,

Each step, a chance to undertake a test —

Go thoughtfully through three pure gates of gold:

One asks, ‘Is it true?’ Two asks, ‘Is it best?’

Lastly, ‘Is it kind?’ If not, put on hold.”

Do not impart what could be quite untrue —

Go carefully, for traps are set to bind

A man whose tongue is loose — and debts accrue

To him whose words, unneeded, are unkind.

Each time temptation lures your wayward voice,

Stand at these Golden Gates, and make your choice.

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About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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One Response to Gossip

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    This poem was in response to a bit of gossip that had been flying about. (In those days, it was by word of mouth, since we didn’t have social networks on the world wide web.)

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