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There are too many fractures

in the fabric of what we are

when talking of the greater.

We let people spill through

into the emptiness.

We mourn and demonise,

plant blame in gardens

not our own

and pretend to learn from mistakes

already repeating.


I wrote one poem for today’s Quadrille prompt before I started thinking about everything that has happened over the last few days. We always seem to be learning our lessons too late and apologising rather than preventing. I hope one day that will change.

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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. Some lessons the human race seems destined to never truly learn — love and forgiveness chief among them. Nice take on the prompt.

  2. Another great poem using this word “spill”. Planting blame in gardens….oh my. How incredibly powerful this is.

  3. Yeah.. trUe tHeRe’s
    somEthing aBout
    spLLing the blood
    of 100K or so innocents
    and not expecting the
    oF Doom
    sooner or later
    as the whole
    reaps the
    oF aLL..
    and repeats
    as blood agaIN
    in vicious cycle
    of wash rinse
    fear hate
    LovE onLY
    bANd aid
    thaT hOlds..:)

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