The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – May 30th


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:

Four lines, each line starts with “I wish…”

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

13 comments on “The Daily Prompt – May 30th

  1. Veda Newton
    May 30, 2013

    I wish my love of food didn’t expand my waistline.
    I wish that I could live careless and free like a child, but without parental restraint.
    I wish cigarettes and coffee wouldn’t stain my teeth, or that I wasn’t so dependant upon them.
    I wish love came easily.

  2. The Running Son
    May 30, 2013

    I wish life classes would just dismiss
    I wish park passers would never admit
    I wish OJ Simpson wouldn’t acquit
    I wish I never even wrote this piece of.

    Jim (;

  3. T.a. Allan
    May 30, 2013

    I wish all fish were toxin free.
    I wish Hols hadn’t had to flee.
    I wish that Suess still spoke to me.
    I wish I could buzz around like a bee.

  4. Matthew Groves
    May 30, 2013

    I wish I didn’t have to worry about school loans.
    I wish I wish i could find a job.
    I wish I Lived without any worries in life.
    I wish I dedicated more time to write.

  5. Austin Simas
    May 30, 2013

    i wish education was over.
    i wish i could move on to some kind of trait that improves my standard of living.
    i wish the world was just an treat individuals like true individuals instead of “the same”.
    i wish the path to success lay painted with signs to guide rather than digging for your future.

  6. Mekenzie Frasier
    May 30, 2013

    I wish you would look at me without glaring in hate.
    I wish you would smile at me with humor in your heart.
    I wish you would hug me, tell me that you care.
    I wish you would notice me, at least a kind passing word.

  7. Genevieve
    May 30, 2013

    I wish everyone else could get their wishes, even if I couldn’t get mine, because I’m just one person. There are so many people out there that wish of things so much more desperately and fantastically than I do, and I’d like them to get their wishes. I would sacrifice my wishes so they could get theirs if I could.

  8. Brandon Hekel
    May 30, 2013

    I wish that every mistake disappears over a set amount of time
    I wish love could triumph over every barracade faced
    I wish that humans had wings, so lovers could fly away together
    I wish my pointless words could change this convoluted world

  9. J. Gabriel Allan
    May 31, 2013

    I chose Brandon’s piece for the “Best of” section.
    I particularly enjoy and appreciate the final line as it is not only a shared sentiment, but also reminds me of Dead Poet’s Society: “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

    I also appreciate the first line, particularly that the grammar needs cleaning and, perhaps, it contains a mistake… one that will disappear over time…

  10. Bryan Pajari
    June 3, 2013

    I wish I could breath,
    I wish that my dad wouldn’t hover,
    I wish I could believe,
    I wish that my fantasy would be my reality,

  11. Gretchen Torrey
    June 3, 2013

    I wish cancer didn’t exist, and that my Grandma didn’t have to suffer;
    I wish that Grandpa would accept that she’s dying and not run away from it every chance he gets.
    I wish time could go backwards so I could take back the cruel things I’ve said,
    and I wish I could’ve told people how I really felt.
    I wish I could go back and tell myself that goodbye is a second chance,
    and I wish I could have let myself cry in all the times I held it inside.
    I wish that I could know then what I know now,
    and I wish I knew why I am alive today when I should have died when I was born.

    • J. Gabriel Allan
      June 3, 2013

      this is a beautiful use of words.
      thank you for sharing with us.

      absolutely wonderful.

  12. Kendra Virgin
    June 3, 2013

    I wish I had a pony!
    I wish I was treated like an adult.
    I wish that I will find the man of my dreams.
    I wish I was young again.

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