NaNoWriMo Events, Poetry
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Sister Dearest

We do not hold hands.


These days,

Hugging is a concept you reserve

For first days home from uni

And the occasions

Where you simply wish to weird me out.


It is amusing,

That despite having three years on you,

I must reach up

And stand on my toes,

To level my head with yours.


My bigger, little sister.


Those days where we were called twins

Are long gone.

Much to the relief of us both,

And now we are compared more to our parents,

How I have taken Dad’s eyes,

And you are a Swinnerton without doubt.


These days,

Hugging is a concept that your reserve from me.


But the facts of the matters remain.

When you claim dominion over this world

And all possible others-


I’ll still get to annoy you without fear of losing my head.

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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.

1 Comment

  1. I really like this, especially in the light that my sister & i recently discussed the fact we rarely hug or tell each other “I love you”. So, we’ve renewed the habit. We both know it, but it’s nice to hear and feel it, too.

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