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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 J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. 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. 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 poem ‘Sunsets’ was 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. More recently 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 here on Writing and Works.

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