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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?

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. 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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