Poison, seen as the chosen choice of women over the centuries is no less potent today, but not all poison comes with the tell-tale skull and crossbones mark. I was reminded of this today when speaking to a woman who’s been the victim of a hate campaign from one of her own sex and, like many others, I can empathize with what she’s going through. It is all around us and yet many fail to notice its effect until it’s too late.The slow, steady poisoning of the mind. Poison such as this, begins with an insidious drip, drip and it is deadly when used on a mind that was not very strong to begin with. Rumors, gossip and whispers have the same effect as deadly nightshade and poison not only the mind, but blacken the heart and reach with grasping tentacles for the very soul. When one human being, I use this description very lightly, to call them psychopath, would somehow diminish their responsibility, but we know what they truly are and a title does not excuse their actions. It must take a very sick and disturbed mind to sit and watch as someone slowly dies either in body or mind and I can’t help, but hope that a power far greater than man’s is watching and shaking their head with disgust.