The Story With Many Holes: Spoken Word

The Story With Many Holes: Spoken Word

The Story With Many Holes: Spoken Word.

The Story With Many Holes || Viano Dee

The rumour has it that someone said that
she said that they said…

so they took the rumour and ran along with it without asking who precisely
said what.

This was the birth of her story — the one she never told. The one she never starred in. The one she never knew.

Everywhere she goes, there are whispers flying in the air; it takes every muscle in her body to persevere — there’s a version of

herself in everybody’s mind —
some are true, most are lies.

Did you hear what she said? What she did? Where she went?

Did you see what she wore? What she bore? How she talks?

Do you know where she works? The path she crosses? Who she loves?

Can you tell her strengths and weaknesses, her fears and the number of tears she cries?

Can she walk a distance without stumbling — without falling? Does she fail?
Inhale. Exhale. More questions flooding. More answers flowing.

Everyone is computing crumbs and pieces of information in their memories — some match, some detach, some glitch but

when they see her, they play a version of who she is based on the standard of the information they have received — not based on who

she truly is…

because for some reason,
they didn’t deem it fit to


Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Progressive Moments by Ugonna Onyekwe (Royalty free beat).

About The Story With Many Holes.

The poem “the story with many holes” is actually a reflection of our society especially in this advanced technological era.

Information spreads faster than wild fire and most times such messages are only rumours or not entirely accurate — in many cases, the person in question has no idea how or where such stories have come from.

In one way or the other, we all have heard one or two things about us that aren’t true because someone somewhere made an assumption about us — as we also have done knowingly or unknowingly.

The “she” and “they” in this poem represents the entire human race because somehow, in some way, we’ve all played a role on both sides.

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Viano Dee

Non-niche blogger. Poet. Songwriter. A hardcore romantic. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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What a great poem and one that really does reflect on society today which is such a shame x


An interesting poem. It does seem that many are preoccupied with gossip and spreading rumours rather than finding out the truth.

Viano Dee

Sadly Melanie, it seems so. 


I couldn’t agree less . .This so apt .#weldon

Trivelo Bikes

Interesting subject and thought provoking. Something for everyone here to consider. 


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Ewuzie Kingsley

Mind boggling but really captivating. We are what is wrong with the world today because of the thing we do or say knowingly or unknowingly… Your poem really captured our today’s society.. 

Khushboo W

That’s a very beautiful poem loved reading it it has positive and true message. 

Viano Dee
Reply to  Khushboo W

Thanks very much, Khushboo W.

Khushboo Motihar

I loved reading The Story With Many Holes. It is beautifully written and I would love to see a live performance. 

Viano Dee

Thanks for your kind words, Khushboo. 


I just loved reading this poem. It has got a proper flow. I could relate with the words.

Viano Dee
Reply to  Anagha

Thanks so much, Anagha.

Streamed TV Fan

Very powerful. The whole “He said that she said that they said” way of spreading rumours is toxic and damaging.

Viano Dee

Thank you Streamed TV Fan. That’s very true.

Liz Bayardelle

This is so interesting to read!  I have very little experience with spoken word, but it was definitely moving and powerful.

Viano Dee
Reply to  Liz Bayardelle

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Liz. Thank you so much.


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Lala Kerry

I think people love talking and spreading rumors. I’ve been in the situations of a rumor believer before. But now I’m in my twenties I don’t care about it anymore because getting in other people’s life is not the best thing to do especially believing false story. 

Viano Dee
Reply to  Lala Kerry

That’s very true, Lala.


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It is amazing how people can sit and cook up stories or spread false rumuors. This poem portrays truth. Talent, insightfulness and intelligence, it’s too much for you alone Viano


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Tochukwu Precious Eze

This rings so true of things I went through in my younger years. These days I keep my tribe small to avoid these things. Some people are only happy when stirring the overflowing pot of drama.

The JOYOUS Living

that was really very clever. i like especially the bite at the end “they didn’t deem it fit to ask her”. Ouch! Good job.


Its a natural thing to do.. assumption. It depends on the person if he/she wants to look deeper and find out if its true.


Assumption makes an ass out of anybody who makes it. Yes it comes naturaly for people, but I belive that we need to stop making them and try to find out the truth behind it.

Ramil Hinolan

Very timely in this world where information spread like wildfire. Some are true. Some fake and other half-truth. We need to discern. We need to listen. We need not judge.

Maysz Adrias

I agree with this Information spreads faster than wild fire it’s important but of most them are rumors and false information great poem.

blair villanueva

Gossips spreads faster than 5G network! The more engaging the message, the more it sounds true.

Sondra Barker

Wow this is so good, thanks for sharing!

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