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Shadow Heart

We were discreet.

Those nights where his ghost

would seek me out,

all hands and fumbling fingers.

In the press of lips,

of skin and tangy sweat,

he’d forget to care for a while,

and loose the thought of her

somewhere between my sheets,

until the morning

brought her back into the light,

and he would have to pick her up,

tuck her inside his heart,

and carry her round like a stone,

sinking further with every step.

There are some weights that never lift

and loves that never really die.


So today’s post is another poem I’m afraid. I seem to be bombarding you with them this week. It’s also another duel prompt response. I’ve taken the daily post prompt Ghost and SecretKeeper’s five word weekly work in prompt and jammed them together.

I’m hoping to spend the rest of the evening work on some flash fiction to get set up for posting over the next couple of days, so if you have time, please check out my flash fiction/short stories section and let me know what you think of the stuff there.

There’s an imaginary cup of tea in it for you!

But really, thank you for reading, it means the world to me.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol Forrester is a twenty-four 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.


  1. Accidentally Single says

    There is nothing wrong with trying a new format of expressing stories that aren’t in a longer version. Poems tell a story too.

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