THE MINISTRY OF SILLY RUMOURS

Excuse me, is this the rumour room?
Who told you that? That is a vicious lie.
I was told to come here to file a rumour.
You were not! That is completely false!
But that’s what it says on your door!
You assume that is my door,
but I’ve never seen it before!
It’s the only way in or out!
You’ve no idea what you’re saying,
that’s a bold-faced fallacy!
No it’s not! It says right there,
“Ministry of Silly Rumours”
That’s a complete fabrication,
you just made that up!
I did not! The directory even indicates…
OH, THE DIRECTORY! Big rot!
I’m telling everyone that you wet the bed!
I do not, that’s a horrible rumour!
I heard that you do! Do you deny it?
Yes! Yes I deny it! Yes. No!
But it was just a wee tinkle.
That’s how rumours get spread?
You’re a silly, silly person!

(c) Walter J Wojtanik-2019

Written for Poetic Asides Prompt #493 – Rumor

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THE KREWE OF PYTHON

TELLING STORIES OUT OF SCHOOL

 You didn’t hear it from me,
but I hear tell that all hell will break loose
if we choose to ignore the clues.
I mean, I have a sense of humour
but rumour has it that what is coming
down the pike will spike off the charts
so we better start paying it heed.
We’re going to need a year’s supply
of snacks and goodies
(Every foodie need snacks and goodies)
toasty warm hoodies
& nice cozy footies for the coming fallout.
The chill will surely kill the vegetation
and the whole damn nation will be affected.
We’ve elected to ignore all the signs.
It will make your head spin. It does mine
anyway. One of these days it may be true,
but don’t mind me, I’m just a fool 

telling stories out of school. 

Written for Poetic Asides Prompt #493 – Rumor