WHO AM I?
I maim without killing.
I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning and malicious and I gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless; they cannot protect themselves
against me because I have no name and no face.
To track me down is impossible: The harder you try the more
illusive I become.
I am nobody’s friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same again.
I topple governments.
I wreck marriages.
I make innocent people cry.
Who am I? – My name is Gossip. (Anon)