The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – About Time


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: 

Use the passage of time as the theme of a 3-5 stanza poem.  (The time passed can be minutes, hours, days, years, etc.)

Poorly done EXAMPLE ripping off song lyrics:

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday; the regular crowd shuffles in. (stanza 1)

The she says ‘Baby, it’s 3 a.m. and I must lonely… (stanza 2)

Then the morning comes… and the end is near (stanza 3)


About Jamaal

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

One comment on “The Daily Prompt – About Time

  1. Robert Long
    May 19, 2014

    3:30 in the afternoon, I come to his house “come back in 12 hours” he said to me

    It’s 3:30 in the morning. I am sleeping right on his porch. “Let’s get started” he said

    The poet is a busy man, for hours we read and read.

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