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Time To Defrag

No, I insist,

I really do.

Take these words and my hands,

take these clothes from my back,

take these thoughts from my head,

take the stories I can’t work out how to tell

the sentences that don’t string together well

that end up dropping letters

in the oddest of places.

The syllable end up confused,

verbs, adjectives, nouns

they have started to interbreed,

there is now no telling the difference

between this and that!

Its all become the same and even the comma

has gone on strike.

Fed up with my inability to decide

when exactly I need a breath

and the blue faced frustration of loosing parts

of conversations

due to suffocation.

I have too many beginnings and middles

but no end.

I just go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and…

BREATHE! For heaven’s sake breathe!

Do you see this?

Do you see why I have to insist

that you take someone of these loose threads

dangling from my grey matter.

Perhaps you can do something with them

that I simply couldn’t manage.


Daily Post: Insist

I’ve not been writing much recently so I’m trying to get back into it. I’d love to hear your thoughts so if you’ve got a spare moment please take the time to say hi in the comments below. If you’re a poet yourself then let me know and I’ll be sure to pop by and check out your work.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


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. Great to get that email alert that you had posted something again.
    I sympathise/empathise with the ‘not writing much recently’.
    My excuse has been ‘real life’, whatever that may be.
    I hope you succeed in getting back into it, you’ve got a talent, it would be a shame not to use it!
    Love the poem.

    • Wow, people actually get those emails and don’t delete them? Thanks for following it. I’m going to try and post some more poetry and perhaps work on some of the stories that I started.

  2. I know what you mean. Sometimes writing feels like this for me too, but then everything becomes tolerable…eventually. I’m glad you’ve started posting your writing again! I’ve recently taken the leap and started posting some of my flash fiction and poetry on my blog. Stop by sometime?

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