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Not Long After Your Birth

Do not ask me how I got there,

car I suppose

and most likely with Dad

since I can remember him leading

towards the smell of hospital,

across disinfected floors,

between bits of blurred memory.


This was where you were.

The new thing,

the small thing,

the ‘cried when the nurse came’



I looked at you,

for a bit.

Then mum gave me chocolate

left-hand side,

white cabinet

between you and her.

Purple packet,

two hand grip,

probably smaller than I remember.

Sizes change

over seventeen years.

Poem for the Daily PromptDaily Prompt

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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. I usually don’t have time to comment on all that I read . . . but I so liked your poem – very very real and you painted such a good picture with words. Ending with chocolate was brilliant! -at least for my taste.

    • Well that’s what I remember about it, and my mum can’t believe I remember the visit so vividly seeing at I wasn’t even three yet.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. 😀

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