NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Two

Earth

At school I learnt how tectonic plates moved.

Their sliding, shifting, wanderings

always there beneath the earth’s skin.

I learnt how the Amazon forest

was considered the lungs of the planet,

and watched presenters with sweat slicked skin

meandering in small wooden boats

along the forest’s main, arterial vein.

I learnt that I was part of a predator,

its jaws already closed around the world,

teeth sunk into flesh.

I learnt that I would be needed to do my part

and watched as change came slowly,

creeping along, stuttering and stalling,

and I hoped that all those little parts,

would be enough.


 

I’m playing catch up a little today. Yesterday’s prompt for NaPoWriMo was to write a poem in honour of Earth Day. Funny enough, Earth is also today’s daily prompt for WordPress so I don’t feel so bad about being late since I’ve been able to combine the two prompts in this poem.

 

 

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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.

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  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 22 – “Mother Nature Deserves To Be Nurtured” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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