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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 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.


  1. Well, that’s refreshing. The knowing that you’ll be caught is a nice feeling of security…sweet.

  2. 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 ~

  3. 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.

  4. 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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