Regret is Not Knowing by Francisco

Regret is not knowing
your deepest fear; my fear
is not realizing it
until it was too late
that is my biggest regret

Congratulations to this week’s community favorite, Francisco. You can find the original piece on his blog, here.

Be sure to check in Monday for the newest prompt.

Photo Credit: jfarchaul on deviantart / Design Credit: Laura A. Lord

Voting Denial

This was the week for voting, but our voting promises to be far less annoying than the midterm elections. This week’s prompt brought out some fantastic poetry and forced us to really face some of our biggest regrets and denials.

And guess what? The three votes are a permanent feature now.

So take a moment to read the work from others in your community and vote for your favorite three this week! The winner will be featured Sunday and be considered as a submission for the spring issue of the magazine.

Sophrosyne by Kirsten A. Piccini

Sacrifice by David Ellis

A Burning Denial by Shilyot

Regret is Not Knowing by Francisco

Left on the Table by Billygoat Gruff (in the comment section)


A Burning Denial

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Is there a denial in your life that you regret? Not buying the car. Not going on that secret rendezvous. Not taking that last drag of a cigarette before you quit. That thing that you have to say no to- but you just want to whisper yes, yes, yes.

Sometimes the things we deny ourselves tells us a lot about ourselves. So tell us, what have you said no to, but you wish you could say yes?

As I was searching for a song for the prompt, I ran across this video. Their relationship was so volatile. They wanted it, but couldn’t have it. Also, my nerd may be showing a little bit.

Please link your entry here, either with a pingback or in the comments. You’ve got until Friday at midnight EST to link up. We will then take all the links and ask the community to vote on their favorite on Saturday.

The winner will be featured on Sunday and be entered for a chance to be included in our Spring edition of the magazine