NaPoWriMo 2018, Poetry
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My Grandfather’s biography would be called

‘I’m sure a bit of string would fix it’.

The cover held together with bailer twine

splint ended and bright orange

beside the tight, crisp pages

of neatly suited companions,

with their dapper dressed poses,

and carefully choreographed covers.



It would be part of the collection.

A Night Away For The Nile,

Never Going Back To The Bog,

Butchers Bike To Farmer’s Wife,

Livestock Before Children.

A Gate To The Face Or Three,

Tales From The Garden Path.

Down Drainpipes Up Ladders.

Sheep Are Very Important!

How To Escape The Country.

How To Escape Back To The Country.

Why Mad Families Are Worth It.

Are You Really Going To Read This?



It’s almost enough to fill a library.


NaPoWriMo Prompt Day Three: A list poems about items with made up names.

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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.

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