Saturday, March 20, 2021

piercing eyes ready to pounce

                                                                                                         Author: anon
Image: a sharp look (here)
(the picture prompt)

a sharp look that stabs you 
where it hurts most 
with no words uttered
it pricks at your conscience 
you search yourself
what did I do wrong?

a pair of piercing eyes
ready to pounce on you
no two ways about it
you feel cornered!

the better option breathlessly 
taken is to vamoose as fast
not to cross swords 
with unreasonableness

it is being fair to oneself
to assess other choices open 
so as to fight with added strength
for another day.
      
Shay's at Sunday Muse #152      
(to use the picture prompt for a poem)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

12 comments:

  1. No way are most of us going to get beyond those piercing eyes of his ... well done, Hank.

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  2. Yes, hopefully survive with strength to fight another day!

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  3. There is always another day, at least until there isn't!

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  4. Difficult to escape those piercing eyes indeed! Well captured, Hank.

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  5. A good option would be running away!

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  6. lol ... This poor guy can’t get a break. Everyone thinks he’s a bad guy and a heartbreaker.

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  7. Wise words here Hank, and yes those eyes stab sharply.

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  8. Piercing dark eyes, you have captured the feeling well, It makes one wonder what he is thinking?

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  9. I couldn't decide whether it was a mean look, an angry glance, or that he was fearing something or someone. I didn't choose these.
    But you were fairly unique in leaving to avoid a quarrel.
    Good job Hank!!
    ..

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  10. Excellent verse Hank. Very wise words. Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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  11. You definitely caught the mood of those eyes.

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