Weekend Showcase: J. Matthew Waters (Poet)

7 Mar


Every Friday, 1 creative, letting their work speak for itself.



J. Matthew Waters


thirty stories tall


sweetly your song presents
and stays forever in tune
like a prayer

in my mind I hear nothing
but a repeated melody
that is never tiring and always
alive in my dreams

there is an inescapable part of
young love
never lost between inception and death
and somehow lives on
above reality

alone thirty stories high
I endure my lowest hour
mindful all is equal
between young lovers

oh cruel world
thank you for delivering unto me
your irony
for without it
I would have given up long ago

I would not give up the world
for anything except you
would not allow myself
to be alienated from your
yesterday or today
would always be near you
wherever you may be

first kiss so true
oh so vivid in our minds
first love at first sight

beauty appears out of nowhere
shuts off the lights
and turns on our lives

anywhere but here
thirty stories tall
how I’d fall off the edge
to be with you right now


J Matthew Waters is a poet residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After earning his liberal arts degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1984, he has since enjoyed a career in the financial services industry.  His first collection of poetry entitled “Five Hundred Pieces” was self-published in 1997. His second collection entitled “In the Middle of Somewhere” was self-published as a Kindle ebook in 2011. His most recent work can be found at his poetry blog jdubqca.com


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