Wednesday, September 29, 2010




'Oh what attractive ornaments!' I'm sure I hear you say!
'They'd look so charming hanging on the wall!'
But these are not attractive items, not in any way.
And they're not for buying in your shopping-mall.
They're knuckle-dusters, weapons that are favoured by 'the mob',
Street-fighters like to use them in a brawl.
Any punch can be a killer as they do a lethal job,
And with broken bones a victim's bound to fall!
Put the fingers through the holes and you're armed up to the hilt,
If you've ill-intent you've got the wherewithall!
You can smash another's face in and feel not one bit of guilt!
And just the thought of it makes my skin crawl!



Harry wasn't yet quite three
When he was over in Fiji.
He loved to dance, he loved to sing;
The feet could stamp; the arms could swing.
And all the Natives made a fuss
And said 'How sweet! He's one of us!'
What a pity he wont recall
How he traveled there and had a ball!


Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I've known about these, but have never seen them in real life. They look cool together as a grouping. Kinda artsy,. I'd say!

Kay L. Davies said...

Brass knuckles, how amazing, Brenda. Dare I ask if they're from your own collection?

Alberta, Canada

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post for the K Day, Brenda! I've seen pictures of those, but didn't know exactly what they were!! Do you have a pair?? I'm joking! And what a cutie Harry is! Enjoy the rest of your week!


EG CameraGirl said...

Now what are you doing with knuckle-dusters? :)

Harry is so cute!

Anonymous said...

How very interesting a pair of entries.

May time and life continue to treat small Harry kind. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

daily athens

photowannabe said...

I do believe you win the prize for the most original post for the letter K. Never in my wildest dreams would I have come up with that word.
Your little guy is just precious.

LV said...

You took us two different directions with this post. Out with the mob and having fun with the sweet little one.

Gigi Ann said...

I wondered what are Knuckle-Dusters!? Now I know through the words of you poem. And I love the Kute little picture of Harry dancing. And yes, what a pity he won't recall it. But you have the pictures to remind him he had a ball.

The Square Corner said...

I believe on this side of the pond we call them brass knuckles. No matter the name, they break facial bones terribly. So I have been told. Nice work. And I'll remember to stay a foot or two ahead of the mob.

Roger Owen Green said...

so, are you meaner than we think you are or just well-connected? brass knuckles - haven't seen THOSE on ABCW before!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Very dangerous indeed! I don't speak from experience, but I can image the damage they could do.

Very no one else uses that for Letter K.

Tumblewords: said...

My gosh. I haven't thought about brass knuckles for a long time. LOL Harry's a cute dancer, there's no doubt about that!

Rune Eide said...

That must be called a killer post!

Linda said...

I never knew about these nor ever saw any— thanks for the fascinating photo. Loved the words—


ABC Wednesday Team

MorningAJ said...

Hope you've never been on the receiving end of one of those!

Unknown said...

Rinkly, you knuckled down and gave us a great K blog!
Helen Mac
ABC team

jay said...

The knuckle dusters look like pawprints, don't they? LOL! My brother showed me some once, but my mother soon threw them out of the house. He wasn't a fighter, so I don't know why he had them, but that's boys for you!

Jay - ABC Wednesday Team

Beverley Baird said...

I've heard of these (or brass knuckles) but haven't seen any up close.
Love your poems as usual!