The Daily Prompt – June 3rd

Rules:

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.

PROMPT: I came across this lovely piece of bathroom art, so I’d like you to create your own “single line poetry.”

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My favorite single line poem is by Langston Hughes:

“Suicide’s Note”

The calm, cool face of the ocean, asked me for a kiss.

18 Comments

  1. Jessica Helmke

    This house will go soon, along with the ghosts, and skeletons, and scars that live in the wooden bones behind years of freshly painted walls.

  2. Matthew Groves

    I could still remember the sirens go off back when i was a G.I. in my Battalion, I’ll Never recover from everything that happened.

  3. Christopher Sean Williams

    I had spent years trying to write a line as good as that Langston Hugues poem. Several months ago, in the dark hours of 4am on the roof of a high rise in Downtown Portland, I actually ended up perfecting one that came close. Stopped me from jumping. I can’t find it for the life of me though. I’ve been looking all day. It’s lost. Can’t find it.

    But anyway, losing precious work, it happens, we move on.

    Here’s a list (which will probably exclude me from the “contest”, I don’t care) of single line poetry I’ve written:

    “I am looking at a lake, and it is a Wednesday, but the lake does not care.”

    “If deprivation enhances experiences, my next kiss will be nuclear fusion.”

    “Sometimes I look around and wonder: who would have been a Nazi during WWII?”

    “Minimalism is not rewarded at 5 cents a word.”

    “I never understood why everyone looked down on special eddy, he could see things in that wall no one else could.”

    “Culture is a room full of parrots.”

    “The rich people did not break any of those laws that they wrote.”

    “The eyes of that boy, alone on that dark street corner, they took something from me.”

    “stare at the screen stare at the screen touch me touch me i don’t feel a thing”

    I have more, but I’m sure I’m already annoying people. Good day to you all! (Trevor Ebert, that was pretty good)

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