Defiance, A Photo Fictional Poem

Ransom paid,

He had returned,

A little worse for wear,

Mind was made,

Defiance burned,

He would make them care,

Knew some how,

If someone can,

He would be the guy,

Scarred face now,

Pose of a man,

Again, set out to try.


A fictional poem inspired by Donna’s Sunday Photo Fiction, the image provided by MicheleBlanche at

Also influenced by a couple of word prompts:

Word of the Day Challenge: ransom

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: can

When I look at this photo and treat the mannequin as a person I see a young man, face a bit busted up, but still holding a pose of defiance. Imagined him standing up for some cause, being captured by the opposition and roughed up a bit, then ransomed back where he remains defiant, ready to head back to the forefront of his cause. I hope most of that came through in the poem.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!

Jim Sponseller – – 2019

Published by Jim Sponseller

Family man, father, programmer, and artist. I work with digital art, photographs, author poems and fiction, and also work in artistic metal smithing. You can find poems, photos, and digital art samplings at Thank you for your support! If you like my offerings and would like to donate, please buy me a coffee:

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