Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Futaba Shioda Wins Collab Poetry Contest With "A Poem about My Father’s Opinion on Opinion"

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Congratulations to Futaba Shioda who won Collab's Poetry contest, narrowly edging Jill Daniels who finished second with her poem On War.  Check out Futaba's award-winning poem below.

A Poem about My Father’s Opinion on Opinion
By Futaba Shioda

Multifunctional coenzymes,
Molecular units in a cellular process,
ATP.
Adenosine Tri-Phosphate
Ability To Piss off
A Trying Parent

The fruit juice to life!
No.
Proteins.

Fifteen steps to enlightenment
To the = sign
(Too many buttons on the calculator)
127.63± i^89-¥ = x
Negative thirty-four to the eleventh power!
Again.
Radical y minus nineteen!
Again.
Pi plus i…? Or my foot.
*desk slam*

Doubt lest proven
‘Never’ is finite
Mental boxes of
Formulated emotions waiting in scheduled lines,
Explaining (Equating)
Ecosystems
Alcoholics
MLK
Everything [except the Republican Party]

Yes?
17- 4 = truth
Osmosis, mitosis, grammar, and sex.
·       Math
·       Science
·       Law
·       Death
Questions?
(13.68 + 2 seconds of silence)

A tranquil light shaft sprinkles across my pencil…what about art?
History…
Ellipses?
Pulsating hums in the unexplainable turnings of cosmic strings?
Love?

(Pluto falls out of the solar system)

ATP.
ATP.
Adapt To Patriarchy.
ATP.
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  2. Oh la la, Futaba!! Quel oeuvre extraordinaire et profond!!Comme d'habitude, tu as mis plein d'effort consistent à tous tes projets. Tu as beaucoup de cadeaux que tu nous as partagés pendant ces années et nous te remercions!! Que tu continues à réussir à l'avenir! Bonne chance!!

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