Proclamation by Daniella Sciuto and J Matthew Waters (FreeSpace #1)

3 Sep

Welcome to the first FreeSpace from poets Daniella Sciuto and J Matthew Waters. Proclamation is the first of three collaborative pieces that Daniella and John will be creating together.







form my words to suit another

snatch a topic from the air

my heart beats fast in fear of nothing

do I dare

do I really dare


should my thoughts ever dawdle

or refuse to find new words

may the light of day forever blind me

in this world

and in the next


smash the pattern

defy the template

whether in this world or next

yes I dare

I really dare

to throw all thoughts up in the air

grab them

pummel them

write them


read them

bleed them

feel them



out of the depths

of darkest of waters

I pull myself up

breaking the surface


in new air

introducing words

never before spoken

never before heard

begging to be understood

by the very one


proclaiming them


Poets’ Biographies


Daniella Sciuto: I’m a writer from The Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Proud owner of an unused degree in Anthropology. Am owned by many, many books which don’t seem to want to leave once they have been read. My first story to be published was on a pillow. I can be found, together with my ramblings, at and @iwasaplatypus on Twitter.

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


Please do watch out for the next two collaborative pieces from Daniella and John over the months ahead.


FreeSpace is a creative opportunity that offers 3 posts on ArtiPeeps to an individual or group for showcasing or a project. The slots can be taken in a cluster or spread over a period of months.





3 Responses to “Proclamation by Daniella Sciuto and J Matthew Waters (FreeSpace #1)”

  1. Gill O September 3, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    What a great and seamless collaboration. It’s very powerful.

  2. TheLinuxTerminal September 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Powerful indeed!

  3. frenzyofflies September 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    I love this. Amazing work! 🙂

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