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Your Majesty #TuesdayPoetics

Always pointed

in words and pose.


Perfect poise,

perfect response,

perfect timing.


Held yourself

above the rest of us.


My own feet

too leaden.


My words dropped

like iron anchors

through deck

and hull.

Took the ship down

with me.


You reached

or so I thought

when I grasped

for your hand.


You were simply gesturing

to the view beyond.



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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. Glenn A. Buttkus says

    I think I would have been disrespectful to this arrogant boor; nice poetics, love /like iron anchors through deck and hull/.

  2. Xan says

    I love a good twist ending, the kind where you think “I should have seen that coming”

  3. This is great. You have a real knack for re-creating people I’ve met, but you do it very subtly – showing not telling, I guess.

  4. Unfortunately, this person had a limited view, pointing to the view beyond, yet not seeing what was right in front.

  5. I’ll admit that I didn’t expect the ending! It caught me by surprise, but then again the beginning talks about an aloof, eccentric individual.

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