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poetry by j matthew waters

standing ovation


spelling bee contestant
standing tall and composed in her
new very high heels
submits question after question in
search of meaning
behind unfamiliar words

parents proud and smiling
stream current reality using
digital recording devices
concealed inside mere palms

light years beyond her peers
she recites in haltingly fashion
every single letter perfectly
knees buckling together
trying not to pee as the
whole world stands and applauds


april two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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8 thoughts on “standing ovation

  1. Kirsten on said:

    You captured the moment perfectly!!

  2. Bonnie on said:

    standing ovation for this post 😀

  3. Really nice post, keep it up! 🙂

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