Juicy words fly forth
Receiving ears, babbling lips
Tail end tale changed

… Beware!!


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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23 Responses to Beware!!

  1. So true… it’s amazing how much it can change too!


  2. Steve Isaak says:

    Effective, solid work.


  3. Pam says:

    Hi, Great post. The old adage If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything still applies. As a child we played a game called telephone. One person whispered something in a persons ear. I believe it could be anything. Just like the picture it went from one person to another. As it was going around people would be saying HUH! WHAT! YOUR KIDDING! etc. As you can imagine by time it got to the last person it was completely twisted. Finally when the person who started it told what it was we were amazed. Every so often when my family gets together we reminisce playing telephone.


  4. I love this…. its don’t believe and fall for everything you hear


  5. Ah – gossip is so wrong! The initial message is always lost – so it’s best to cut out the middle people and just speak to the person you believe said something…from the horse’s mouth and all.

    Great post – think I’m gonna join this challenge too 😀

    Chloe xx


  6. Mickie Brown says:

    Becca, I just love your blog!! Such great photos and your haiku are always great. I love the “gossip” one–it does totally amaze me how a simple statement can become so changed from the original and totally “wrong”. Great haiku and pic. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie 🙂


  7. LOL, yeah, by the time it reaches the last person, the whole meaning might be twisted; far from what it was meant to be at first..


  8. You hit rumors on the nose! Fun post. I like the picture. You illustrated it well.


  9. souldipper says:

    One of the most succinct descriptions of gossip I’ve seen! So devastating – to all.


  10. Talon says:

    So very true. Some things never change, do they? Or should I say the way gossip changes in the telling and the retelling remains the same!


    • Becca Givens says:

      Yes – I remember an experiment involving starting a sentence and passing it on to the next and the next … the last person stated what she heard … rarely was it the same! In some instances funny, but in most cases, not!

      Thank you for visiting!!


  11. trisha says:

    terrific becca. just terrific.


  12. Alcina says:

    and i like the image added behind your blog description..


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