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The Daily Prompt – May 23


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

An EIGHT line poem that begins with the line: “My mother always wanted”.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

8 comments on “The Daily Prompt – May 23

  1. The Running Son
    May 23, 2013

    “Mother hates Me”

    My mother always wanted
    a quarter from me, fronted…
    for a quarter-phone, working
    for one more ounce of backing.

    Quarterly, lacking orderly
    packing, foamy bordered
    mother-acts cross black
    market borders with informers.

    Jim Aldrich 😉

  2. maryef
    May 23, 2013

    My mother always wanted
    me to do what was right.
    She told me I was talented.
    She told me I had sight.
    She wanted me to be loving.
    She wanted me to be kind.
    When she died I was just seventeen.
    I think that’s when I lost my mind.

  3. Bailey Henderson
    May 23, 2013

    My mother always wanted to have no responsibility
    so she could utilize her greatest ability
    to give unconditional love but the banks started to complain
    That’s why I am not so surprised that she is perceived as insane

    My mother always wanted to be loved in return
    but it was never given back in the way the leaves fall off a fern
    instead the leaves just fell, were raked into a plastic bag along the way
    But as long as she has her faithful daughter I know she will be okay.


  4. Kristofer Greenfield
    May 23, 2013

    My mother always wanted a good life
    but each year the goal reaches further from sight
    She hopped from one bad family to another
    Frustration and sadness is all that covers her
    My sister and i try to make her happy
    but her other family makes her feel more crappy
    she surely deserves better, better than this
    than to be stuck in a annoying home with horrible kids

  5. Caesar Delaney = )
    May 23, 2013

    My mother always wanted for everything to go her way
    This includes me doing the right thing

    My mother always wanted me to have the best
    So she slaved at work and still came home to fix me a warm meal

    My mother always wanted my dad in my life
    But he never stepped up and owned his part of the creation

    My mother always wanted nice things
    So now it’s my time to give back for everything

  6. Judy Margolin
    May 23, 2013

    My mother always wanted a life equal to “the Jones”
    So my father worked his fingers to the bone providing her with everything,
    My mother always wanted a retired life in Florida
    But never forgave my father for being stricken with cancer and leaving her alone,
    My mother always wanted to lie by the side of her true love
    Hoping for forgiveness of her selfish acts,
    My mother always wanted
    And finally her wanting was granted

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