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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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ChelseaSmith said...
on Apr. 6 2010 at 11:19 am
ChelseaSmith, Levant, Maine
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Crying tears right now, Which is kinda bad cuz Im in English class but ( : It was a really good poem.

Zack924 SILVER said...
on Apr. 6 2010 at 12:47 am
Zack924 SILVER, Davenport, Iowa
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Your idiocy makes me sad.

on Mar. 15 2010 at 9:15 pm
babigerl1194 PLATINUM, Margaretville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
wat doesnt kill you only makes you stronger

i must say i dnt get it...

JolyLy said...
on Mar. 15 2010 at 6:17 pm
I don't THINK this is good...I KNOW it's good!

Bree14 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:42 pm
Bree14 BRONZE, Newton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
live ever moment like no other

Best peom I ever readed

on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:19 pm
Fatmanwho BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If it's edible, eat it!!

this poem was very constructive and i thoroughly enjoyed it!

meathead said...
on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:18 pm
meathead, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I fear what i create.

me to man!!!!

on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:18 pm
Fatmanwho BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If it's edible, eat it!!

I would cry but I'm a man!!

on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:16 pm
Fatmanwho BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If it's edible, eat it!!

I cannot relate to this, but there is this guy named meathead who probably could!

meathead said...
on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:15 pm
meathead, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I fear what i create.

me to this i can relate to

on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:14 pm
Fatmanwho BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If it's edible, eat it!!

I thought it was worth the half a minute it took me to read it!!

meathead said...
on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:13 pm
meathead, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I fear what i create.

I thought that this poem was great!!!!

on Mar. 15 2010 at 3:11 pm
Fatmanwho BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If it's edible, eat it!!

I thought that this poem is okay.

on Mar. 15 2010 at 2:23 pm
KayKays222 BRONZE, Ordway, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
You're the forever lasting rose in my garden of life

I really like this poem. I can relate to this and I love that most. You should read some of my stuff and tell me what you think.

on Feb. 21 2010 at 8:09 pm
Lili_321 BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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I thought this poem was amazing. I love the way it ends, suddel and profound

on Feb. 21 2010 at 7:53 pm
rachey0924 BRONZE, Wayne, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
\"Love all, trust few. Do wrong to none.\"

This is an amazing poem. Maybe if you can comment on my work and maybe help me out because I am new at writing. Thanks!

jmc.13 said...
on Feb. 21 2010 at 6:59 pm
jmc.13, Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather regret what I did than what I didn't do."

Let's just say I am tearing up right now, while scrolling up the page so I can read it again. This poem was sensational.

KaitlynC GOLD said...
on Feb. 21 2010 at 5:20 pm
KaitlynC GOLD, Oneonta, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"when i met you i fell in love and you smiled because you knew" ~William Shakespear

ohh my goshhh!!!! that was incredibale quite literaly jaw dropping woww...that was so goodd...amazing hun keep up the awesome work

on Feb. 21 2010 at 4:39 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
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Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

This was really good! I felt the angst of the intruder, and the hanging pain of the recorder. Amazing.

Sade` Moody said...
on Feb. 21 2010 at 4:05 pm
dhis is really touching .