Friday, September 10, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Anger's Face


I wonder what she'd think,
if she bothered to look
her face contorted,
in anger
I'm behind her at the light
and can see her
pointing
screaming
while still smoking
I can't see her victim
crouched next to her
I'm sure
it's her child
who else would you
treat that way
just because you can.

It's Flash Friday 55.  Write a poem or story in exactly 55 words, then place your link in g-man's comments.

20 comments:

G-Man said...

Tina...
I've thought the very same thing!
There's much inspiration in Real life!
Excellent 55 My Dear.
You Rock Baby...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End. Galen

Kay said...

just because you can...

hmph. tsk tsk.

Brian Miller said...

oh snap...i might have folled her just to let her have a bit of finger pointing myself...hmm...nice 55.

annell said...

Though I didn't like what you wrote about, I'm sure it's true somewhere, and you did it well.

criticalcrass said...

you did a great job with this. especially that last line.

clean and crazy said...

very scary 55, i too can be a horrible yelling monster. i work very hard not to be that person. great 55

steveroni said...

I am sad...because what you write is such real reality. GREAT '55' to keep some of us thinking, remembering, praying.
PEACE!

Levonne said...

Good capture in words.

Come meet Bonnie and Butterfly when you have a minute. http://acamphosthousewifesmeanderings.blogspot.com/2010/09/meet-bonnie-and-butterfly.html

Mona said...

That is right. You can only get those over whom you have the power to!

Eric Alder said...

I'll bet she throws the butt out the window too! (A pet peeve of mine!)

Have a great weekend!

5thsister said...

disturbing and all too true 55. wonderful job.

gospelwriter said...

oh, ouch! that poor child... do you think she knows what she's doing? or is only reacting to some imagined uprising or something - I hurt for both of them.

a deeply thought-provoking 55, thank you!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your poem painted a powerful picture in my mind. So sad that this really happens every day to children.

My name is PJ. said...

Oh my gosh! Leaves me wanting to sock her in the mouth!!!! I've seen this woman in the mall, at the bank, in the grocery store, at the playground......and hated her.

Jenny said...

I adore this. I want to run over her. And not in a good way.

H said...

Grrrr @ people who bully other people; whether it's women like this bullying their kids or adults bullying those over whom they have power! Beautifully written poem!

Alice Audrey said...

Makes you want to give her a good slap, doesn't it?

Jingle said...

powerful piece, lovely done!

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KB said...

Sad but very true. Thanks for visiting my 55, sorry I"m so late getting back to you. Have a great week.