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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 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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  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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