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Farm Fresh Birds

No one explained that best before

was subjective at best.

Instead they suggested

that you were lucky to find a man

willing to settle for spoiled produce

so close to the sell by date.


Did it occur to you

the rot might be them?



This entry was posted in: Poetry


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.


  1. OH WOW! Wish you could be sitting next to me so you could hear my very OUT LOUD response after reading your post as in OH WOW! OH MY GOSH!
    This is just absolutely amazing! I truly think it should be published somewhere….don’t know where. I’m taking it from a very feminist perspective here….don’t know if you meant it that way…but it is really quite an astounding sentiment that you’ve expressed in 44 words here. Will be interesting to see if others read it this way? WOW! LOVED this! Blows me away!

    • Thank you so much. I wrote it from a very feminist perspective so I’m glad it came across that way. I haven’t had much luck with getting any of my poems published unfortunately and life, work, and study have meant I drifted away for a while but I’ve been slowly starting to work on some bits and bobs with half a mind of writing a collection. Not sure just yet but we’ll see where it goes.

  2. So glad to see you back, Carol! I love the sarcastic pun and the cynical tone of your poem. I too emitted a gasp on first reading – it’s so close to the bone (pun intended). Have you tried submitting to The Emma Press or Peeking Cat Poetry?

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