APED – Prompt 16: I Believed in Love


This poem was written in response to “A prompt each day“, a daily dose of inspiration. It’s the first time I’ve tried writing from a prompt…and as well as this one asking for a set phrase to be included, a very small word count was given and we were also challenged to make it EXACTLY 33 words if we could (excluding the title). My poem below is exactly 33 words. As for how I did with the challenge and whether it still works as a poem? I don’t know. You tell me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I Believed in Love

Once upon a time I believed in forever,
believed true love’s happy ever after.
Believed sadness swiftly slain
by the right dose of laughter.

Looking into your eyes, I want to believe again.

Copyright ยฉ 2015 Philip Craddock. All rights reserved.

27 thoughts on “APED – Prompt 16: I Believed in Love

    1. Thank you for the welcome and the prompt. Tricky challenge for me…I don’t tend to usually keep my poetry so brief. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hopefully it’s never too late for another chance and to love again.


    1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pleased you like it – especially since it was your APED poems that inspired me to give it a go. Sticking to the word count without radically changing my usual poetry style was tricky but happy enough with how it turned out.

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    1. Hope you do give it another chance. It’s never too late. Good luck to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ve written a lot of poems about love. If you’d like to read them, I’d be happy to add the links to some of my more hopeful ones for you here.


  1. It is an amazing poem, just with few lines you have shown so many emotions, and I have used this as my inspiration for prompt #21, hope you’ll like it,

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      1. If it would help, I can send you a few WordPress tips sometime. Is there a Contact form on your site? If not, I can just add a few bits as a Comment instead. Will read the poem now, then again in the morning when my brain’s more awake (1:24 am here).

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      2. Lol,yes plz,um I dont have a contact form thought that was a privilege for premium users,…..you can do that whenever you have time,,,,


      3. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes I’m a poor judge of my own writing, so feedback is always appreciated. Think the one I wrote for you is my favourite one from this week. Been tweaking it since I initially posted it to further improve it (such as changing “riverbed dark” to “riverbed black” to get the alliteration with “bed” and “blue” & add an extra colour to the poem).

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