The verbal beast

Trifextra: Week Ninety-One

This weekend Trifecta has the following on the menu for Trifextra challenge-

It’s now time for some Trifextra fun. Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone.

This was indeed very tough and I almost gave up before deciding to just go with the flow.Hope it is not too bad 😛



The Verbal beast


Hiding between the vocal chords

it creeps up on the tongue

caustic words of derision

cutting down everyone

cares not for enemies made

nor the friends lost-

Sarcasm, the beast

spares no one!





38 thoughts on “The verbal beast

  1. Very well written, Atreyee – as my mom says – watch for words that fall out hurting others and make you regret later. I bet this is one beast, we are better off choking down our throats.

  2. I’m so glad you posted this, Atreyee! First off, I can be pretty sarcastic myself, and second-I agree that this is a brilliant piece of writing!! Well done, my friend!!

    • Yes Laura you are so right-it’s an art-like you, I too have learnt to be more careful and am getting better-my daughter is a past master-she knows how to handle it skilfully & she is not yet 18:-)Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement:-)

    • Ha!ha!I like that-Sam,my daughter does that-though never with me(she knows better than to ruffle Dragon Mom’s scales,lol)Thank you Janna-you are always so kind and supportive-I can never thank you enough-so glad we became friends here& apologies for not having responded to last week’s comments-never got around to it-so I thought ,let me first catch up with the present and went to read & comment on the current challenge submissions-hopefully will catch up this week:-)

  3. Oh this was so good! Isn’t that the truth about sarcasm. And it comes sailing out sometimes and we aren’t even aware that it’s going too. What a monster it is. What an original take, Atreyee!! Well done! 😀

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