Rowan Atkinson grimace


A grimace,

A scowl,

A furrowed brow,

Can sometimes do more harm than words.

Conveying disgust, displeasure, disapprobation,

Expressions and gestures have great power.

They can hurt, annoy, offend.

Be careful, my friend !


(exactly 33 words)

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “grimace” in exactly 33 words.


10 thoughts on “Grimace

  1. Yeah I have this problem. My face looks contorted and angry and upset but it’s because I am trying to figure out something and wresting with my emotions. Then people make the wrong conclusion regarding me and write me off to being a bitter old man. Definitely don’t have a poker face lol.

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  2. So true!! I’m naturally very expressive – which is not always helpful lol 😜 They say we communicate mostly through non verbal signals and body language and I believe that’s true – words are easy to fake – body language isn’t so easy to control – subtle signs always seep through 😊

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