The Daily Prompt – July 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

“If you want to ___________ you have to ______________ “


  1. The Running Son

    If you ebb, you have to flow.
    If you’re green, you have to grow.
    If you’re clean, you must stay sober
    If you’re hard–might be a boner!
    If you are yellow, you should bend over
    If you’re a perv, life’s already over.
    If you were a curb I would do rails.
    Since you’re a turd you’re dumped
    in pails.
    RunningSon aggression therapy.

  2. sandukhie

    Being single mom can be a little risky
    Having 3 sons makes it even more tricky
    Try your hand at raising a man
    Guide on the side is my stand

    Like all parents I spew lots of words
    Ask them to tell you what they heard
    If they listened well, they will say
    Mom said if you want to win you have to play.

    If you want to grow you have to learn
    Knowledge is power, feel the burn.

    If you want to receive you have to give
    Being gracious is the way to live.

    If you want to succeed you have to earn
    Respect not money you should yearn.

    If you want to be happy you have to love
    On the list of intangibles there’s nothing above.

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