Poetry
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Backwards Traveller

I am not a wanderer.

These feet find too much home

in sandstone slopes

and moss edged red bricks

tucked up in dandelion lawns

and weather worn fence posts.

These souls loose their itch

too close to the boundary mark.

Shutter up too soon after leaving.

Always find a way of looking back

and remembering

everything I want. I have.

I just have to turn around.


 

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My first poem since January. The prompt was to write a poem about the adventure of travel but I’m not ashamed to say that I’m an utter home bird. I do like visiting new places but I hate being away from home for long. I’m one of those people who’s attachment to their own bed beats almost every other attachment I have.

I like knowing that I’m at home.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three 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.

14 Comments

  1. I totally agree. My “adventure” was to time travel back to place in time when I was child and to that home. The best part of going away is coming home! The last line just says it all.

  2. I’m exactly the same, Carol. I love my home. I used to travel but I’ve got everything I want now, including memories. I love the poem. 😊

  3. I can relate to being a homebody. It’s always nice to be back home after a trip no matter how great it was and be able to crawl into your own bed. Well put!

  4. This is brilliant and it neatly turns the travel dream on its head. I feel we should be happy where we are. I should be but have got restless again. You convey a sense of peace and being at home with yourself in this. I thought my ‘soul had lost its itch’ wonderful line!

  5. This reminded me of pre-Dwarf Bilbo – content and happy to watch others go. Loved the feel of this.

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