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Uncompromising does not mean unbreakable.

Even the strongest machine

has its fragile components.

When they falter or buckle beneath pressure

the whole thing will grind to a halt,

until someone can come and sift through the metal,

down to the root of the problem.

But us, we cannot wait.

There are too many mountains to climb

for us to wait for our broken parts to be repaired

by other people’s hands.

Instead we have to carry them with us

or learn the best way to tape ourselves together

so that we hold just long enough

to make it to the other side

or past that ceiling that keeps the sun from coming in

and us from breaking out.

Uncompromising does not mean unbreakable,

it means we will put ourselves back together,

return to our feet and carry on forward

no matter how many times we are shattered

or forced to the ground.

It means that though you may not be listening,

we will certainly be heard.

Daily Post: Uncompromising 


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. Thank you, Carol, for your poem, Uncompromising. You gave me a different slant on the suggested post. What I read in your poem is that we will not yield defeat, but will be steadfast in our resolve to continually move forward.

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