NaPoWriMo 2018, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo – Day Twenty : Firestarter

With enough feet marching

you can shake a city from its bed,

rattle the window frames

until they pop loose

and let the noise in.

There are thunderstorms

softer than your rumble,

I’ve watched them shiver

quake at the sound of you

roaring for the world

to roar right back.

My own politics pass on splinters,

from all the fences

I’ve perched myself on carefully,

certain not to teeter

too far over on either side.

My love of balance

looks more like apathy

in honesty.

I think that’s why I want you

and not in a way

where I lay claim

or bed down

or burn my taste onto your mouth,

I want you like a life raft,


drowning can seem like swimming

if you don’t notice

the water rising.


write a poem that involves rebellion in some way

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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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