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Over The Edge

I have a fear of heights

but not just that,



steep drops,

most aspects of going downwards

too quick,

too fast.

So I’m confused,

as to why this new edge,

this metaphorical one,

leaves me so calm.

I suppose you,

might have something to do,

with all this…


It’s difficult to fear falling,

when you’ve got use to being caught.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


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 am afraid of heights too ~ But in the metaphorical sense, there is no fear of falling when you know you can be caught or saved ~ Good one Carol ~

  2. hypercryptical says

    I am afraid of heights that I regard as unsafe, otherwise OK with them. Knowing I would be caught would make a difference to the first.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

    • Thanks for the comment. I’m terrified of unsafe heights. If I feel like there’s even the slightest chance I may fall I freeze up utterly.

  3. True.. many folks spend
    their life running away
    with cultures and
    when the
    them is
    one and
    true with
    of all
    that is..
    a comfortable
    gLove of Truth and Light
    that no owns
    WE as liGht and TRuTH..:)

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