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 writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. 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. More recently 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.

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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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