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Pieces Of Me

You found me tacked to a wall,

half a shadow

pretending to smile,

still tearing chunks off myself

for someone else’s benefit.

Everything I was, I wanted

shivering, wasted,

pushed back for other’s things.

You were the first to ask for nothing.

You did not need a shoulder,

a listener,

or scaffolding for your spine.

You were solid

and generous.

I learnt that I could unpin myself,

trust you to catch the pieces as they fell,

be a little more selfish

and focus on the storm clouds

I realised I’d been lost in.

You showed me love



A quick write for the daily post prompt: Generous It sort of follows on from my poem Pieces Of You.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


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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