The Rumormonger’s Report

The Rumormonger’s Report
(posted for the A to Z Challenge)

R is for Rumors and Reports.
The Rumormonger’s Report

The shooter of scuttlebutt sits
And spins several yarns, as she knits.
She’s flapping her jaw,
What’s stuck in her craw,
While ripping an old friend to bits.

With chit-chat most vile and sham,
The gossip vends loud-spoken spam.
She tittles and tats
A-chewing the fat,
With any old Miss or Madame.

Outside of her circle they fall,
Ripped out like torn rows in her shawl.
Unmended, they lie,
No chance to deny
The gall of her tales told so tall.
c2011 by Linda Ann Nickerson 

The Friendly Gossip
by Eugene de Blaas
Early 20th Century


  1. great post!

    stopping in for a visit from the A to Z

  2. Wow - I so know someone just like this! (And she's a HE!)

    Stopping by from the A-Z Challenge to visit. You can find me at:
    The Frustrated Foodie

  3. Your limericks are always so clever. Well done! My current A-Z Challenge blog is here:

  4. i love these poems you've posted. and you're all the way up to U! great job!
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!