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You're first paragraph is a wonderful lead-in or introduction to the first Haiku stanza. I didn't find many problems with this piece, b...



This shout box totally sucks
Fri Jun 19, 2015, 2:35 PM
Fri Feb 11, 2011, 11:15 AM
hello there
Tue Jan 26, 2010, 1:13 PM
Wed Oct 7, 2009, 10:49 AM
Sat Aug 29, 2009, 9:48 AM
Almost 10:00 PM. No contest results yet.
Mon Jun 22, 2009, 6:48 PM
Angels and Demons was so good.
Sun Jun 14, 2009, 6:40 PM
Thank u very much for adding me to y6ur favs. I appreciate your unique style of writtin.
Sun Jun 14, 2009, 4:23 PM
:cookie: and :cheese: = the cornerstone of any nutritious meal. :D
Sat Jun 13, 2009, 12:16 PM
So is the judging for the contest on June 5th, or is that just the deadline?
Mon Jun 1, 2009, 4:18 PM


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Devious woman
And like-so man friend mirrors
Everything but parts.
Bowed head
and sorrow's sweat -
I - or maybe we -
whisper -
or maybe scream -
those megaphone stones
to a better half,
plunging into a well
Oh, bitter wind on my face.
You touch me with the moon
on a coming winter's day.
Frozen memories fall,
lamenting summer's
lemonade touch.
Measure me member
And shiver me timber.
Yank the cork
And strike the tinder.
Shiver me timber
My hand (if you'll excuse the pun) at poetic comedy, something I've already dubbed as #poCom

I may even turn this into an actual song later.  :D

Comment and fave.
Tears upon the Pavement by Mattiello
Tears upon the Pavement
Two-part poem:

Maybe if I try
Love will pull through
Tears fall upon the pavement...
and thorns loosen my grip
so that I can finally let go,
but I don't want to.

Second part:

But you don't respond
when I romance and show you love
But I can't hide the pain anymore,
so I try to hold onto you tighter
even though I know you're claustrophobic.
I'm secretly relieved...

I will be changing this soon. :D


Joseph L.M. Sturm
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Who am I?

:bulletblue: Every link I've given to you describes me.
:bulletblue:I am a writer and author of poetry and prose
:bulletblue:I love to teach!
:bulletblue: Fairness is Equality. I'm opinionated but exceptionally reasonable
:bulletblue:I will welcome links to deviations that need critiqued. I ask only that you review your submission before you ask me to critique it. I don't critique rough drafts.
:bulletblue: Forever young

Below are some tutorials I have written
:bulletred: Flashbulb Poetry: How to Write
:bulletred: Colons, Semicolons, and Hyphens
:bulletred: Apostrophes: Two commandments
:bulletred: How to Write Villanelles.
:bulletred: How to Create Visual Poetry
:bulletred: The Acrostic Haiku.

I no longer run clubs. I'm just a community dude.

Seriously. Remember one thing: never revel in ignorance.

Catching UP!

Journal Entry: Thu May 1, 2014, 2:49 PM

First, I don't want anyone to worry.  Hold your breath. Count to'll be ok. :D Yeah - you would totally die if you did that.  Anyway, I am receiving all of your wonderful comments.  I am definitely still writing.  Unfortunately, I just had to complete a 25 page paper for one of my master classes, so that took some precedence, my darlings. I will respond to your comments tomorrow - most likely.  And I'll start putting up more work (which includes another tutorial). 

So, there you have it. I'm quite busy and moderately masochistic because of it.  :D  

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Should I keep my current name or change it to my actual name (Joseph LM Sturm)? 

7 deviants said FOREVER MATTIELLO :excited:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   Writer
Thank you very, very much for the favorite. :rose:
Mattiello Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Writer
Rather welcome. :D
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Writer
analillithbar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthankyoujump::iconthankyoujump1::iconthankyoujump2: :iconfavouriteplz:
TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Happy birthday, you two-bit hooker. :B
Mattiello Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Hey now. I'm worth at least 3 bits, you know.  Geesh. :facepalm:  

Anyway, thanks! lol
TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Nope, word is 2. :B
raspil Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Writer
happy birthday to you!  :iconcelebrateplz:
Mattiello Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks, you rascal you.  :D ;) :highfive:
raspil Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Writer
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