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You stitched yourself a world

of patchwork panels

hanging crooked from one another.

A cobbled mess of this and that,

the tension off in the needlework,

thread fraying loose in places.

One stray breath would rip asunder everything.

Yet still,

you held it out.


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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.


  1. Love the title. Love the offering of the mess…which can ALWAYS become a message, or a masterpiece. 🙂

  2. You held it out, what else can one do? You gotta breathe. Interesting though, a scarecrow is not authentic, put out as a mere approximation of the real deal, and as you beautifully paint, a cobbler patchwork. Maybe the authentic self is actually less vulnerable, even though it’s purpose is to attract rather than repel? Vera nice poem.

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