Two of the most frequently performed activities that are largely portrayed in a negative light are whispers and murmurs. Disrespected by many for being uttered by cowards or haters with little regard for the consequences of their actions, these activities are largely condemned.
in a kindergarten class.
“Pin drop silence!”, is the command,
as little voices on heavy breaths
are passed from one desk to another.
Hushed teenage secrets
meant for just one ear.
That of a best friend, considered special
and dear that's how we learned
to trust and confide in another.
spread through wagging tongues.
Changing narratives, edited descriptions -
that’s how stories are scripted
to be sung through the words of another.
often applauded on centre stage.
True competence or undeserved recognition
candidly gauged in the mumbles
that travel over shoulders about another.