The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – July 24th – Please Shut Up.


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-

You are talking to the most annoying person in the world, and they just don’t stop yammering. What’s your best way out of the situation?

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.

2 comments on “The Daily Prompt – July 24th – Please Shut Up.

  1. The Running Son
    July 24, 2013

    “When men run out of words…”

    Dispite the look on my face
    you continue talking unaware.
    Dispite this multiplying space
    you jabber at me like I care.

    In spite of hot air rising up,
    In spite of everything I do,
    maybe speed will wake you up:
    overdosed? I’m free of you.


  2. The Running Son
    July 24, 2013

    And, since I finished this for last night’s FB status, waiting for an official WP Daily prompt (that changed this morning), here is my offering for the snuff film lead-in off The Poetry Question FaceBook page:


    My hand’s tied,
    my chest tight.
    But inside’s
    the real fight.
    The real rub’s
    this insight:
    his grey eyes
    don’t shine right.
    He’s really
    not my type
    (with sex toys
    that incise).
    His good looks
    can’t mask light
    from darkness
    his past hides.
    He’s on me
    like head lice.
    like lightening
    I’m baptized
    The last time
    I’ll contract
    masked actors
    found online.

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