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It Started With A Whisper

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It Started With a Whisper
Kay Rice
12/20/2013

It started with a whisper,
Nothing but a whisper.
A spark burned out of control,
A whisper to destroy an innocent soul.

“Oh she must be gay.”
The rumors did say,
“She doesn’t like a boy’s touch”
The rumors just became too much.

“Did you hear, he hangs out with thugs?
And now he uses and is selling drugs.
He can’t be believed, he lies too much,
Did you know that now he drinks too much?”

It started with a whisper,
A cruel and thoughtless whisper,
A fire burning out of control,
A whisper to destroy an innocent soul.

It started with a whisper,
By those who didn’t even know her.
It started with a vicious rumor’s bend,
Yet no one even bothered to ask him.

It started with a whisper,
Nothing but a whisper.
A spark burning out of control,
A whisper to destroy an innocent soul.

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DO NOT USE WITHOUT AUTHOR’S PERMISSION: KAY L. RICE

Author:

I have always said that my poetry and short stories write themselves, I'm just the hand that holds the pen. Several of my poems have been published in local publications and in the 2011 World Poetry Movement book 'Stars in our Hearts'. Please enjoy the words, but do not steal them. I enjoy living and what life brings my way. My day job, I'm a geekgirl, a programmer. Coding is like using clues to solve a mystery to me. But, my happiness outside of the day job involves, cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, writing, hiking, primitive skills. Yup, I come home and unplug. So there are many sides of me here. Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “It Started With A Whisper

      1. It is so sad. The effects of bullying is horrible. I was bullied in school and my son had his fair share of it…not as extreme, thankfully. And adults can be just as cruel. It’s unbelievable.

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