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Knowing Nothing of This ’Til Then MAG

January 28, 2009
By Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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I was younger then, but only by months.
Curiosity settled unbearably throughout my limbs
And I waited
Patiently for you to carry yourself down wooden stairs
Rightleftright – my ear against olive-colored carpet
To make sure that coast was clear
Hands resting on hinge of drawer and pulling
I reached inside, ransacked and shifted through its contents
And uncovered your thoughts in journal form (success)
I remembered then how embarrassment
Burnt my cheeks red
Everything you said when you found the
Monster I had hidden in the sheets beneath my bed
And I recalled your tears
The shape your body took, fetally curled
With your knees against your chest
You wept endlessly.
Fearing flood or revenge
I tossed and turned that night, grasping the fact
That I had failed you and again –
When I opened that leather cover and divulged
Your evenly spaced print to my eyes and that entry
I had watched you record on blue printed lines
Night prior, before dark, before saying
“Sharpen this, please!” in an angry tone
From across the hall and again –
With a clean-cut graphite tip you wrote
“October twenty-second …”
In the uppermost corner and proceeded with
“My Journal, I have never felt so alone …”



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on May. 20 2010 at 12:32 pm
Valerie1234 GOLD, Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"It is better to have loved and lost then to have never loved at all"

That was really good...Confused me a little bit, but it was good :)

Escaped GOLD said...
on May. 20 2010 at 10:51 am
Escaped GOLD, Litchfield, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Lets go make daisy chains in the grass, but only if its 74 degrees or above. I would like to fall in love with you." (:

Novel that needs to be completed with more thought :P please((:

on May. 20 2010 at 8:38 am
LiveItUpGodsWay SILVER, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Fall for someone that wont break your heart. (i made that up)

that was really good(: comment my story and i will return a favor(:

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on May. 20 2010 at 6:45 am
fh4life BRONZE, Na, New York
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Great poem, but i got kinda confused... anyways it was great!! Keep Writing!

on May. 20 2010 at 6:32 am
float_away SILVER, Pheonix, Arizona
6 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love moderately, long love doth so." ~Shakespeare

I loved the feeling in it... but i wasn't sure the whole time. i'm pretty sure a little sister looked in the big sister's journal and didn't like what she saw... then got busted? anyhow, it was amazing. keep writing!

Tomboy GOLD said...
on May. 7 2010 at 10:22 am
Tomboy GOLD, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"The human heart had hidden treasures; in secret kept; in silence sealed; the thoughts; the hopes; the dreams; the pleasures; whose charms were broken if revealed" - Charlotte Bronte

i didn't it at first but the ending is awesome!

on Apr. 28 2010 at 8:03 pm
misrableatb3st GOLD, Glen Head, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
C. S. Lewis

i'm not completely sure what this is about, but i think its the story of my life.

love it so much.


on Apr. 28 2010 at 7:28 pm
EllieMae SILVER, Severna Park, Maryland
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Very derscriptive, I can picture every line. This piece is wonderful!

on Apr. 28 2010 at 6:06 pm
helloworldyourock, Rockville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"We must love each other or die." - W.H. Auden

best poem ive read on this site. ever. nice work!

on Apr. 28 2010 at 5:57 pm
mcpanicfanic SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Oh. My. God. This may be the best poem I have ever read on this site. Well done. It is so good I cant even put it into words. AMAZING! BRILLIANT! FANTASTIC!

on Apr. 28 2010 at 5:49 pm
Chicka11 BRONZE, Jumping Branch, West Virginia
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wow! I enjoyed reading this poem. I like what I write but your writing is better. Keep up the good work.

on Apr. 28 2010 at 4:02 pm
DestinyMartinez PLATINUM, Boca Raton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Never know that you love someone untill they're gone."

I enjoyed reading this. It was indescribable i couldn't even read fat enough because i was so into it. Keep it up. Check on my page too you might like something.

Trolllollo said...
on Apr. 28 2010 at 9:26 am
Trolllollo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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this was amazingly written and its heartfelt and touching

on Apr. 6 2010 at 7:03 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who I'm not~Anonymous

No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

this is really amazing! it's heartfelt and incredibly written. thank you! :D

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on Apr. 6 2010 at 4:26 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.


–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

Lovely... Just lovely and beautiful and  marvelous and superlative is all I can say!

on Apr. 6 2010 at 3:03 pm
SimplySloan PLATINUM, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
You have the ability to be great
You just need to find the strength.*-Me

You can't just wish for happiness and magically receive it, you have to do something for yourself, to feel it.*-Me

this poem was amazing(: i love it. ^^^ignor that comment.

on Apr. 6 2010 at 3:02 pm
SimplySloan PLATINUM, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
You have the ability to be great
You just need to find the strength.*-Me

You can't just wish for happiness and magically receive it, you have to do something for yourself, to feel it.*-Me

hahahah...

on Apr. 6 2010 at 2:38 pm
MissFaber SILVER, Wayne, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing Less.

wow the feeling of desolation is painted so vividly... can you comment and rate my stuff?it would be greatly appreciated

on Apr. 6 2010 at 2:02 pm
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

WOW this is great!!!!!

on Apr. 6 2010 at 12:30 pm
freeyourmind PLATINUM, Princeton, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
You can never truly appreciate what's good in life until you have experienced what's bad.

wow this was amazing!


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