NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Nine

I Remember

I remember that feeling you get in dreams,

where your legs feel like lead weights

and no matter how hard you push,

you can’t make them move fast enough.

I remember the headteacher’s voice

coming in over the loud speaker

to announce to the parents

that I was either finishing the last race

or coming first in the next.

I remember crying afterwards

and swearing to never run a relay again.

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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.

7 Comments

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  2. The imagery you chose made me feel like I was there. I felt shocked at the horror of that announcement. Sadly, that headteacher probably never realized the pain they caused.

    Your poem was nicely done. Forget the relays, your poetry is awesome.

  3. Those crushing memories are the ones that can really stick. I like how the short lines and spacing make the reader move slowly through the poem with you.

    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. Indeed, it seems the worst memories can be the hardest to shake. I’m just glad I can do something positive with them.

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