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The Dragon

Do you see it in her eyes?
That distant fading memory.
Bright wide open skies,
That span past the horizons set.

Of time before the start.
Prequel of when Adam and Eve
Were born and first met.

Hidden by age and time dulled scales,
Burns fires of ancient years
Which could pale any knight,

And claws that once did grip,
With bated and excited breath,
The very edge of the precipice
Where no fear could dare to follow.

Finally when she leapt,
And unfurled her starving wings
Which feasted on the wind and breeze
She was free and living.

But now those claws are clipped
Her scales tarnished not burnished.
Her wings fold ripped and tattered.
Chained to the ground she once looked down upon.

What she was is she no more,
So let her weary mind forget
What memories she cannot endure.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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