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 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.

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