LIARS, STORY TELLERS, and GOSSIPS – A Poem By Tricia Hague-Barrett


Stories are told, gossips abound,
backbiting is seen as fun.
Stories unfold, often retold,
embellished on the run.


Bolder than brass, always the cause
of friction and reputation!
The liar is one who often talks
with very little hesitation.


Blind to the fact it’s them who cause,
all the pain and the sorrow.
Revealing themselves to others, of course,
who dismiss them in their horror.


Gossip is evil, contrasted with truth!
revealing its malicious intent!
Wishing to punish others for something
they didn’t even invent.


Stop it my kin! before you find,
the stories backfire on you.
Causing you pain and much sorrow
as you yourself get sued.  


You’ll be talked about, found out,
and end up with much to regret!
And as for being a compulsive liar,
the reputation is yours to possess! 

(C) Copyright Tricia Hague-Barrett 22-04-1994

Tricia Hague-Barrett
Author: Tricia Hague-Barrett

Tricia Hague-Barrett Is a New Zealand Bahá'í and applied for membership in 1973. She has served in many capacities, including as Public Relations Officer and was appointed an Archivist in 3 communities. She has served on several Spiritual Assemblies. She is a published author and poet, has written an Autobiography, and she has helped produce and been one of the voices on “Bahá’iTime” on Community Radio. She has created several video presentations for YouTube. Tricia studied art with The Learning Connexion in Wellington, NZ receiving a Diploma of Art & Creativity. An artist with multiple talents in Pottery, Sculpting, Painting, chanting and other arts, she has also tutored art with little children as well as adults. She was invited to go to the Marshall Islands to help create 52 radio programs based on the Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh (2004) Her love of art has seen her create posters, pamphlets, and articles during her lifetime, and of course many other things to help further the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh. A mother of 5, grandmother of 12, and a great grandmother of 2.

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