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Haiku 06.12.2013

We have been too long,

finding words without venom

for flaws to be changed.

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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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  1. Reblogged this on hakariconstant and commented:
    Reminds me of a quote I like by a man named Mark Driscoll – “Hard words produce soft people, soft words produce hard people”. Sometimes to speak with tact, we must be graceful with people who are soft-hearted and sensitive, but sometime in order to make an actual impact with people who are hard-hearted, we must have a certain degree of harshness in our tone and words, otherwise our words will not penetrate their conscience. Sometimes to have positive influence, or even any influence at all, we have to be like shrewd snakes and lace our words with venom that when our hearers seek an antidote, they will also remove their own self-poisonings that our venom sought to call attention to.

    Anyways, I really liked this haiku, and it really made me think again about things I believe and take very seriously 🙂

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