"No Guff" Media

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    No Guff
    Poem by Room 36
    North Falmouth School

    Welcome to our school, we are lots of fun
    We care about people and get our work done
    We are trustworthy, courteous and kind
    The best group of kids you will ever find

    A special way we celebrate this good attitude
    Is No Guff Week ‘cause we are never rude
    We don’t say mean things, we don’t talk dirt
    At the end of the week we get a t-shirt

    Falmouth is proud of our No Guff oath
    Praise People, Help Others, we try to do both
    The things that we do make us a good friend
    No Guff will be with us to the very end

    No Guff Poem

    Can you go for one whole day
    Watching everything you type or say
    Every one of us here has the same choice
    To keep it positive, we all have a voice 

    Don’t complain, swear, curse, or cuss
    Try this for a week as you get off the bus
    No drama, baggage or making a fuss
    It’s not about you, it’s all about us 

    “It wasn’t me!” is the way we cop out
    Of telling someone what they shouldn’t talk about
    People get hurt and can’t always express
    Damage is done, we’ve created a mess 

    Have the courage to tell others to stop
    Now, how does it feel to be at the top
    We set the tone for our school and this town
    Falmouth is where no one's put-down 

    Greg Gilbert 1/4/11

    Remember Me?

    My name is gossip.
    I have no respect for justice.
    I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives.
    The more I’m 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 elusive I become.
    I am nobody’s friend.
    Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.
    I topple governments and wreck marriages.
    I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion.
    I spawn suspicion and generate grief.
    I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses.
    I am called GOSSIP.
    Office gossip – shop gossip – party gossip – telephone gossip.
    I make headlines and headaches.
    REMEMBER, before you repeat a story, ask yourself:       Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?
    If not, do not repeat it. KEEP QUIET.
    Great minds discuss ideas … Average minds discuss events … Shallow minds discuss people … Which are you?

    by Ann Landers

Last Modified on June 6, 2018