just a little made up story about a made up circumstance....
or is it?

Gossips and Gallows

Did you hear about her
Did you see what I saw
Do you think as I think
Let's be judges for all

And did you know that he
Was thinking of this...
Because she said that
And then gave him a kiss

Oh, my finger is busy
I have more work to do
Now just stand back
So I can point it at you

But you are my friend
And I'm on your side

Step back you harlot
You must be tried

Hang until death
You sower of sin
I'll have a party
For perfection's kin

Swing from the gallows
I'll watch you die
Kill the wicked 
You devil disguised

And don't look at me
When I take a wrong turn
I'll say you're guilty
And in Hell you will burn

For I am the Knower
And teller of fate
I am the owner
Of self-righteous hate


kathy lockhart

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart
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Written on 2007-04-06 at 02:05

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"I'm the owner of self-righteous hate" - so well said... you had me laughing all through this because I could see so many people falling into the gossiping category. Funny how we don't stop to think for a minute and put ourselves for a moment in the victim's shoes.

Excellently expressed, with all the necessary strength!

Masterfully written, "judge not lest thy be judge".

Once again you prove your skill Kathy


yoonoos peerbocus
gossip always kills and the result is gallows-excellent

Everyone has already said what I was going to say so I'll settle with sayin: excellent writing as always. And bookmark-material. *applauds*

nice piece
love the way

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oh btw
its in my book marks

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a very very deeply prophetic poem from you today katherine and very skillful
rgds mike

,,,excellent work ...

gossip is not as innocent as some people care to thingk ...there are tradgedies brought on by gossip ... a great point you have made here.........

best wishes

Blink and smile! What stirring style! This might be presented by a narrator for a drama on stage. I do like it so much, fine poetess!

Such a fiesty piece! You achieve that whip-crack tounge narrative of a poem, dear Kathy.

F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
gossip is total shudder material... eech... still mystifies me what the appeal is to it... i love this text, a narration of what lies in the center of gossip is how it feels for me... the imagery of gossip (and the effect it has on me to begin with) and gallows just goes so well together in my mind... gossip is never done with good intentions... not any time i've ever been subjected to a group busy at gossip was the atmosphere all that good... great how you got that feeling across... the voice comes off authoritative and careless... like they know... a pretty in-your-face type of attitude... my impressions :D and "Oh my finger is busy..." - this stanza really made me smile... loved the little twist there... really excellent poem :) *hugs* xx