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One Step Closer

If you can knock the mud from you boots

and plant them another step,

I will do the same.

There are blister and splinters in these fingers

but they can managed one more rung.

Lend me your lungs

and I’ll give you my breath.

It’s not quite meeting in the middle

but we’re also not finished yet.

Daily Post: Compromise

I write a post about not using rhyme very often in my poetry and now I end up writing a rhyme filled poem. How’s that for irony?

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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. This is great. I enjoy free verse full of slant rhyme. I’d say more than this, but there are two people in the room shouting their heads off, so I can’t think straight 😉

  2. I have the same problem! I’m trying to break out of my comfort zone of rhythmic and rhyming poetry too and it’s harder than I thought… Good luck to us 🙂

    • Thank you, it was my second attempt at the prompt. Wasn’t happy with the first one. If you’ve got time I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of the other poems. I’m trying to pull together twenty-four pages for a pamphlet competition with the deadline of March 1st

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