Poem - Bloody Fingers


Livelonger published a Hub about a visit to Croatia and mentioned her aunt, Biserka, I hope she will forgive the poetic license..

Biserka reached for the knife

and we held our collective breath

stories of her temper legend

among the Bric a Brac

visions of filet fingers

this reunion perhaps a char-ade

to lure us to this deserted beach

Livelonger struggled to interpret her intentions

as he backed towards the door


the phone rang

in a flash Biserka was chatting cheerily to a neighbour

the moment passed

but on dark winter nights in an alternative world

the deathly quiet of the cottage is disturbed

the winter waves whisper

Dobar tek! Dobar tek!

and rows of bloody fingers march in formation

on the chopping board

desno lijevo desno lijevo desno lijevo


Dobar tek! Dobar tek! = Bon Appetit

desno lijevo desno lijevo desno lijevo = Right Left Right Left

...thanks Livelonger

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livelonger 10 years ago from San Francisco

How morbid! ;-)

Thanks for the funny read! I assure you Biserka is as sweet as the grapes she grows in her summerhouse. But still, I laughed...

slijeva means "from the left"

lijevo means "left"

right in the sense of direction is "desno"

("pravo" means right as in human rights)

so it would be "desno lijevo desno lijevo"

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Drax 10 years ago from NYC.... Author

I didn't sit down to write a morbid poem but then the knife appeared and it was all downhill from there :-) ..as long as there's a laugh in it it's great...thanks LL

ahem, friend 10 years ago

I was rather taken with the rows of bloody fingers marching in formation.

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Lynneez Marie 10 years ago from Parma

I really am not much for the morib stuff now a days. I like light heartedness. Must be age. Your poem did however take me back to younger days when as a kid we would sit around the lunch table at school and try to gross each other out! Happy writing


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Drax 10 years ago from NYC.... Author

I remember the term Biserker from sci fi so it was short step from that to this poem.. but it was all tongue in cheek, thanks for commenting Lynneez Marie..

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