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Lies & Rumors Backfire

Lies & Rumors Backfire

written by: Brenda Arledge



Lies spread like wildfire,
rumors grow out of control,
people join posses
hanging others out to dry.

The crowd follows a vicious pact
tossing the truth aside,
gaining a so-called victory,
keeping only certain ones alive.

Voices taunt the weak and fragile
forcing them out a door,
thinking they won the battle
but they’ve really lost the war.

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