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The Daily Prompt – June 4th


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 believe

Write a poem that begins with the line “I believe . . . ” 

This may be as short or long as you like.

Tell us what you believe, what you feel, what you think, what you hold near and dear.


About Jamaal

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

6 comments on “The Daily Prompt – June 4th

  1. betiyo
    June 4, 2013

    I believe in self efficacy
    and having the courage to be what you envision.
    The motive to act on the smallest glare of motivation
    to bring life to all your lucid creations.
    I believe we all should believe in one another
    having non judgemental support and prospering hope
    as if I were you and you were me:
    that is what I believe.

  2. Brandon Hekel
    June 4, 2013

    I believe everything’s a lie
    The words people spew,
    from Noah’s Ark, a lie.
    The U.S. was built on lies,
    From birth we’re built on lies our parents tell us.
    “Santa Claus brings your presents,” “The Tooth Fairy hides dollar bills under your pillow.”
    The air we breathe, slowly killing us from the inside,
    Every small particle a lie.

  3. ssrae
    June 4, 2013

    I believe you
    Every time you say
    Words so carefully chosen
    To keep my heart in play.
    A hint at a future
    Whispered in my ear
    As you slip your arm ‘round me
    And pull me near.
    My face flushes,
    My stupid heart soars.
    It’s like I forget
    All the times before.
    Just like always
    I fall into your trap,
    Suddenly I am
    Blind to your crap.
    I have little faith
    That you’ll come through,
    And yet somehow
    I still do
    Because I think
    You believe you too.

    • J. Gabriel Allan
      June 5, 2013

      Very powerful use of words capturing a very serious and inexplicable human condition.
      I have selected this to join the “Best of” section.
      Keep reading! Keep Writing!

      • ssrae
        June 5, 2013

        Thank you!

  4. Dave
    June 4, 2013

    I believe that the truth lies in the bottom of every bottle.
    So I seek the truth.

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