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A Life Like Helios #DVersePoets #Quadrille

I followed your path,

at a distance.

You like the sun,

or any volatile star

burning a streak

towards the horizon.

A scorching vision

to those of us

watching, waiting.


that you would set

before us.

Terrified of dusk.

Sensing its arrival



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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. Geez, Carol…I find myself reading this on a couple of levels, toying with the reality that I am in the dusk of life and, you know, it’s okay. I love how poetry can surprise us so often.

  2. I like this piece, and I agree it works on several levels, allegorical, biographical and literal. My take was as a moon watcher

  3. I take it that the sun setting is darkness or death. It comes anyway and the waiting terrifies all of us.

  4. I had a strong sense of otherworldliness Carol. An extraterrestrial encounter – or perhaps that is the scifi freak in me speaking. I really liked it!

  5. I thought of those people I’ve met who have burned too bright, and burned themselves out. The people who are wonderful and yet terrifying at the same time. It’s very atmospheric.

  6. Those volatile stars burning streaks towards the horizon can be fatal, Carol, especially if you’re in a relationship with them. I love how you’ve captured the inevitable in the final lines.

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