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

  2. Hi, behind the back digit counterattack…well put

    1. Ha, thank you!

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

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

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

        1. 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

          1. I am one of those, its like bullets. haha

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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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