Today’s poetry 201 challenge has helpfully allowed my writer’s brain to head home, in creating some prose poetry. The subject is ‘fingers’ and the challenge was to include some assonance in the piece…




Her blood boiled upwards as my ears rang with her rage. The words abandoned their sensical path, instead bulging the brain as indecipherable mush. I couldn’t hope to untangle it. It would reside, for evermore, swelling, sneering at my sanity and tormenting it into submission.

As her back faced forwards I took the wrath and exhausted it in the only way my schoolgirl mind could conceive. A hidden gesture paraded with such force that it would spend my frustration.

Forearm clenched, bicep tensed, I paraded a pugnacious middle finger at the back of her straight black bob.

She would think she had won.



I think this photo fits this week’s photo challenge rather nicely too…

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  1. 24 February 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Clever poem. Love the picture. It just drives it home. I must admit I’ve done that a number of times.

  2. 24 February 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Hi, behind the back digit counterattack…well put

  3. 24 February 2015 / 6:58 pm

    LOL, I have never seen a middle finger scene so well at ease with poise.

    • 24 February 2015 / 7:01 pm

      Haha, thank you, it’s good to maintain a level or grace when being so rude huh?!

      • 24 February 2015 / 7:04 pm

        Of course yes, the receiver feels more shocked and uncertain.

        • 25 February 2015 / 11:44 am

          That’s so true. I’ve often though that about people who don’t swear… when they do, you know they are really angry… :-S

          • 25 February 2015 / 1:55 pm

            I am one of those, its like bullets. haha

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  5. 24 February 2015 / 8:37 pm

    I think there are times we’ve all wanted to do that. Great word pugnacious.

    • 25 February 2015 / 11:43 am

      Ha, indeed, I must confess I have done it a few times. It’s such a fab word!

  6. 26 February 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Hah that is great and is it your photography because I love it!

    • 26 February 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Ha, it is indeed a selfie of my finger! I did one directly at the camera but it felt rather aggressive :-S

      • 26 February 2015 / 9:19 pm

        lmao…it definitely was ‘now’ and funky in a good way..liked it very much

  7. 24 April 2015 / 8:36 am

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the image of
    a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    Thus that’s why this piece of writing is outstdanding. Thanks!

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