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. 29 2011 at 10:04 am
writerMary GOLD, Plainfield, New Jersey
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really really good and sad. very depressing.

I like writing depressing poems 2 you should check mine out. :)


Jordan. BRONZE said...
on May. 18 2011 at 12:07 pm
Jordan. BRONZE, Woodburn, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"If someone hurts you, Cry a river build a bridge, and get over it"
"Ohana Means family"

This is a very Great poem, i like your Word choices..!(: Keep up the good work.!

 


reblep GOLD said...
on May. 16 2011 at 8:57 pm
reblep GOLD, Chester, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
the sun through my window, warming my skin...

i love how this one moment can inspire such a deep and meaningful piece of writing. 

on May. 7 2011 at 2:13 pm
Destinee BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Blegh. - Abraham Lincoln

Brilliant. I used to read my sister's journal all the time, and then feel like a real loser. 

Some lines, however, I think could have better rhythm. 

on May. 7 2011 at 1:52 pm
Yousmell-likealoser BRONZE, Belgium, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Life may not always be what you want, but life is all you've got; so stick a flower in your bellybutton and be happy!"

Wonderful :) I loved it. As everyone else has said, it's very descriptive. You're a greaty poet and I'm going to check out some more of your work if you have more up. I sure loved this piece!

on May. 7 2011 at 7:25 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

This poem was amazing! 5 stars all the way! I really loved the time you took to describe each moment. Great job! If you can, please check out my poems, The Girl Inside, Remembering Spring, You Are the Lyrics in Me, Spring Rose, and Recollections Withdrawn From A Tear Stained Memory. Thank you so much!

on May. 7 2011 at 12:48 am
FishboytheWriter PLATINUM, Nogales, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Chaos, disaster, and disorder-My work here is done." --Mr. Fontes

very well written, the felling was deffinetly in the words.

 

keep writtting man your good

 


on Apr. 15 2011 at 3:34 pm
RideTheWave BRONZE, South Riding, Virginia
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this was awesome. had a great mood. you were very descriptive

 


daddyo said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:33 pm
came from the heart sounded like a sad poem

Melody Velez said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:33 pm
Melody Velez, Bronx, New York
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you have a really good poem that is sad but awsome!

GraceSanchez said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:26 pm
GraceSanchez, Bronx, New York
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This sounds like a sad story :(

on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:20 pm
miranda marie, Bronx, New York
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this was a very good peom an it comes from the heart

on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:20 pm
killingspree1000 BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
DIE

This is a well writen peice of work. how u discribed the deitails of the work

msEvelyn said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 12:56 pm
 Beauti

on Apr. 15 2011 at 12:43 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

This poem was so unique and had a great rhythm (did I spell that right?) to it. Loved it! If you have time, please check out and comment on my poem, The Girl Inside. Thanks!

on Apr. 14 2011 at 11:56 am
THE.REBEL.REBORN PLATINUM, Prentiss, Mississippi
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wow! i love it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


on Mar. 24 2011 at 9:52 pm
Crazymexican GOLD, Jay, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
not sure

i can really relate to this poem it hits deep with me

 

P.S. check out my poems please


RozaB SILVER said...
on Mar. 24 2011 at 7:18 pm
RozaB SILVER, Milpitas, California
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I really loved the last line. This was nice. 

Hover BRONZE said...
on Mar. 24 2011 at 4:44 pm
Hover BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school, so it's up to me,
But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.
~Taylor Swift
*Defy Gravity!*

I got goosebumps at the end there...

"My Journal, I have never felt so alone..."

Aaah!!! So good. :)


Hotaru said...
on Mar. 24 2011 at 4:29 pm
You are a very well writer and I like how you worded your poem.


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