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The Daily Prompt – January 16 – You Should Have Known…

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The Prompt-

Start a piece with the following sentence…

You should have known that this would happen.

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.

15 comments on “The Daily Prompt – January 16 – You Should Have Known…

  1. kentrel
    January 16, 2014

    You should have known that this would happen. I told you not to buy 15 monkeys and leave them in the basement. Now they have invaded the house and threw poop and banana peels on the floor and ceiling. Your cleaning this up I am out of- “slip” Herree!!!! “Smash!!” K.O banana peel wins!!!

  2. The Running Son
    January 16, 2014

    Dead Poet’s Drill

    You should have known this
    would happen.
    Oh captain my captain!?

    Like Pavlov’s bell ringing, you hop
    on that pressed wood
    contraption, predating the seventies,

    creaking under your cracking knees?
    Seriously, I’m not laughin,
    but you should’ve known, I mean really,

    I’s not physics after all.
    It’s not math.
    Not a homework handed back,

    scribbles and dashes
    and red scratches
    on the back of blue-lined illumination—

    carpe diem, or an attack of clarity
    needed no matter how bad.
    You don’t need

    posted weight limits lad, nor must you
    remain seated, but
    at six hundred pounds, the point

    must be conceded
    that neither cave nor captain will save you,
    once the desk

    weight threshold’s exceeded.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    RunningS☀n

  3. Kelsye Shaw- Period 1
    January 21, 2014

    You should have known this would happen.
    It was not a smart thing to do, yet you did it anyway.
    Maybe it was worth it. Maybe the thrill, the excitement, and the stories it will give you is worth it. So now, the only thing left to do is fix it. You saw the cliff, you got tempted, and what did you do? You ran at it, and jumped off the cliff without thinking. That part isnt really the problem though, the problem is that you jumped, assuming that there was a way back up. But there is not, the tide went down, and the rocks that you normally climb up, are covered in poisonious urchins. So now you have to get back to the beach. Its a far swim, over a dangerous drop off, infested with sharks and a terrible current. Its a far swim too, but you start swimming anyway. When you get there you are okay, besides the jellyfish stings, and the eel chasing you. You made it. You still should have known, this would happen.

  4. Haley hanks
    January 27, 2014

    You should have known that when you started drinking bad things would happen. You should have stoped when you had the chance. But you didn’t. You should of stayed strong and not given up on everything … On life.. You should have been focusing on the family and everyone’s life.. not alcohol. Your a drunk. You should have listened when we told you to stop. But you didn’t . Your here in a house with a bunch of people with a bunch of problems. You lost it all. The poison in your body is making you weak. It makes me weak seeing you like this. You should of known this would happen .

  5. mate kochlavashvili
    January 28, 2014

    you should have known that when you walked up to a dog chwing on a bone that it would of bit you

  6. Lauren Martinez
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known this would happen.

    Young, naive, small and frail,

    Dear child, you couldn’t have known

    Because you couldn’t understand it just yet;

    You were just too innocent.

    You didn’t know how ugly the words were

    And how constant the battles were,

    Day in and day out,

    Daddy out somewhere

    While mommy cried her heart out.

    Dear child, you couldn’t have known

    Because you couldn’t understand how

    Deep the pain was.

    Here you are now,

    All grown up and yet still

    Small and frail,

    Just like your heart and mind.

    How long ago were those battles?

    How long have to hide your sadness?

    Dear child, you couldn’t have known

    But now you understand all too well.

  7. Vinny Lam
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known that this would happen.
    All you ever did was call me a monster.
    All you ever did was let them call me a demon.
    Now I have horns and devil wings.
    And I hate everything and everyone.
    What do you want from me now?
    I’ve truly become a monster and I’ve embraced it.
    YOU should have known that this would happen.

  8. Madison Kauffman
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known that this would happen.
    You should have known that people would hurt you,
    you should’ve expected people to lie,
    You should’ve expected nothing more the truth,
    You should have expected people to be fake,
    You should’ve expected the pain.

  9. Nicklas Martinson
    January 28, 2014

    you should have known this would happen. Dude your running with your shoe laces untied. how did you not forsee that you were going to fall compleatly onto your face. i mean really man you should have seen this coming.

  10. Bradley S. Evans
    January 28, 2014

    you should have known if you dig a hole and the sand starts coming in you find the fast way to get out of it (metaphorically)

  11. Danti Inos
    January 28, 2014

    you should have known this would of happened your running un the middle of the road at night and now your in the hospital.

  12. Tabatha Cameron
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known that if you didn’t try you wouldn’t get anywhere. And you should have known that sometimes trying, can lead you backwards; and you can’t go backwards forever.

  13. Irina Pesetskaya
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known that the money you are saving are not going to last you a week.

  14. Hailey Buehler
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known this would happen when you decided to “try” smoking.

  15. Damaris Leyva
    January 28, 2014

    You should have known that trusting him would get you hurt and tear you down to pieces but you still trusted him becasue you believed his lies and thought you loved him….

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