My Misbehaving Poetry by Daniella Sciuto & J. Matthew Waters (FreeSpace #3)

2 Oct

Welcome to the final FreeSpace from poets Daniella Sciuto and J Matthew Waters. ‘My Misbehaving Poetry’ is the third of three collaborative pieces that Daniella and John have created together.

 

paper-screwed-up

My Misbehaving Poetry

 

a mess of discarded words
surround the waste paper bin
a screwed up frustrating mishmash
of misbehaving poetry
sent to Coventry
the current state of affairs
keeps missing the mark
ideas bouncing off rims in silence
not even a dead klunk
to rattle my soul
to let me know
if I more accurately honed my aim
matched that rhythm zigzagging
in and out of my own personal alphabet
if I took an occasional Z
rhymed it with W instead
attached it to an A, B or C
would poetry suddenly
work for me

exhausted I pause
stare deep into the double-hung window
a handful of flies
trapped between the panes
gasping for fresh air
crawling and buzzing
schizophrenically searching
for the only way out
watching me in a frenzy
weighing up the worth
over-thinking the import
of a few lonely words
which my pen decides
to frantically override
in indigo ink

the day turns to dust
water turns to wine
turns to blood in a trice
I raise my ancient chalice
toasting and praying
to the poetry gods on high
for an ounce of inspiration
as I drift into stars
the night showers reams
of words falling free
my pen and my paper
and my mind all three
collaborate with the gods
to write dream poetry

in the morning I awake
feel the words as they bleed
dead flies on the sill
empty paper
empty pen
an empty state of mind

 

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 bluebellina.wordpress.com 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 jdubqca.com.

You can also follow Johnhttps://twitter.com/jdubqca

 

If you missed out on the other two FreeSpace poems by Daniella and John you can find them here:

Proclamation: http://wp.me/p2tYft-2xy

Rewriting the Universe: http://wp.me/p2tYft-2z9

 

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.

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One Response to “My Misbehaving Poetry by Daniella Sciuto & J. Matthew Waters (FreeSpace #3)”

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  1. my misbehaving poetry | jdubqca - October 5, 2014

    […] by Daniella Sciuto & J Matthew Waters a mess of discarded words surround the waste paper bin a screwed up frustrating mishmash of misbehaving poetry sent to Coventry the current state of affairs keeps missing the mark ideas bouncing off rims in silence not even a dead klunk to rattle my soul to let me know if I more accurately honed my aim matched that rhythm zigzagging in and out of my own personal alphabet if I took an occasional Z rhymed it with W instead attached it to an A, B or C would poetry suddenly work for me exhausted I pause stare deep into the double-hung window a handful of flies trapped between the panes gasping for fresh air crawling and buzzing schizophrenically searching for the only way out watching me in a frenzy weighing up the worth over-thinking the import of a few lonely words which my pen decides to frantically override in indigo ink the day turns to dust water turns to wine turns to blood in a trice I raise my ancient chalice toasting and praying to the poetry gods on high for an ounce of inspiration as I drift into stars the night showers reams of words falling free my pen and my paper and my mind all three collaborate with the gods to write dream poetry in the morning I awake feel the words as they bleed dead flies on the sill empty paper empty pen an empty state of mind http://jdubqca.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/my-misbehaving-poetry.mp3 This is the third poem in a series of three originally published by ArtiPeeps in their “FreeVerse” Section […]

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