Rumors (A Hesitatelet Poem)
Rumors have a vicious bite.
Where truth isn’t always in sight.
They often hurt.
They toss the dirt.
So, if you’re alert.
Respect each person’s dignity.
We need a loving community.
So, don’t prolong a rumor’s life.
They’re like cutting with a knife.
You can reduce the cause of strife.
Kill a rumor.
Just an Experiment in Style
Line 2: A two-word statement expressing a motion or commotion (contractions are suitable and count only as one word. For example: I’m, it’s) consists of a subject with a verb or adjective (two words total). The main essence is the hesitation of this 2nd line which allows readers to ‘pause’ and reflect – hence a ‘hesitation’ and the name ‘Hesitatelet’.