By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Apr 25 2012

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Category: Poetry, Satire


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

The trick here is not to be blamed

So the talebearer finds the other person’s

Fault and dumps judgment, slander,

And accusations extending the index

Finger and the thumb in a pointing position

At the accused.

However, under the Mosaic Law

No charges could be brought against

Anyone unless there were two or three


Ditto with finger pointing–

The accuser’s three fingers

Point directly back at him!

21 comments on “Finger-Pointing”

  1. That’s the problem with pointing accusatory fingers, isn’t it? There are always some pointing back at you.

  2. I confess that so often what I quickly judge in another, I am–or at least, have been–so guilty of. Lord, forgive me.

  3. This is great! True and witty πŸ™‚

  4. Wonderful, Cynthia , and so true. Clever written poem and I really like the photo too . Excellent choice.
    What kind of plant is this, if I may ask?
    Ciao, Francina

  5. Thanks for your comment Francina. Re the plant, it’s called a Coral Tree, it blooms well during summer. πŸ™‚

  6. I teach this concept to little children, powerful!

  7. This is great and so true. The plant does have a finger-pointing look too.

  8. Cynthia, I agree with your other comments, this is wonderfully true and clever and you couldn’t have chosen a better image to complement your words! xo

  9. Plants are amazing, flowers of this plant will look like gossiping tongues in full maturity!

  10. Finger *paint*ing is surely preferable. πŸ™‚

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