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I could lie.
Say that I didn’t cry.
Didn’t scream
Or curse
Screech at the sky!

I could lie.
Say that I was cold.
Like ice
No feeling
No hurt in my soul.

But I don’t lie.
I speak my mind.
The truth
Those lies
They’re left over from you!

I did scream
And yell and shout.
Broke this
Broke that
Smashed stuff about.

Then I stopped.
I calmed and stepped back.
Realised I didn’t really care.

So came the change.
I chopped my hair short.
Went shopping
Bought shoes
Created a whole new look for me.

Then kicked open the door!
Strode straight out
Without you anywhere about!

With my best friends!
Who hung on to my arms
Me from anymore of your harm!

They stuck with me
And you really hated them!
You’re nothing like that!

I’ve got them,
And they’ll always have me
So go
Turn away
I’ve got all that I need!

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

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