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 Aug. 10 2011 at 10:26 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

i loved the poem!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 10:25 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

That really is rude purplequeen. this is an awesome poem!

on Aug. 3 2011 at 9:55 pm
bEllAhOPe BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
\"Flying is simple... you just throw yourself at the ground and miss.\"

I wanted to cry at this. So beautfifully, painfully true. Well written. Beautiful.

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 8:37 pm
Angie123 GOLD, Madison, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
" Keep on going and don't give up"

This is very creative. i love it.. <3

on Aug. 3 2011 at 8:15 pm
Dyingbreath BRONZE, Loganville, Georgia
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Relateable. Very emotional

Beautiful


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on Aug. 3 2011 at 7:11 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Oh, I'm sorry, ignore that other comment of mine. I never read your previous comment.   Screw me!  

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 7:08 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Did you really come here just to advertise for your own work? Or will you appreciate this article?    O.o    No offense, but I think that's kinda rude.

on Aug. 3 2011 at 5:03 pm
EyesofBlueFire GOLD, Belleville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." Dumbledore, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling.

Wow, that was beautiful. Keep up your writing. :)

 


on Aug. 3 2011 at 3:43 pm
DeadlyPoppy PLATINUM, Chehalis, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Is mayonnaise an instrument?" -Patrick, Spongebob Squarepants

Wow. That's all I have to say. This is so very amazing. Just wow.

on Aug. 3 2011 at 9:14 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Hey guys comment on my poems noww!! and I will comment on yours !!!!

on Aug. 3 2011 at 9:13 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Good job!!

on Aug. 3 2011 at 1:40 am
elaine_forsaken SILVER, Pagadian City, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Maybe I was born to be rejected
... A lonely girl covered with fear and emptiness
Blinded with darkness got lost in the world: 'c

amazing :D....

 


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on Aug. 3 2011 at 12:12 am
Cady_ PLATINUM, Godley, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never judge a book by its cover.", and "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." "Cherish your life." "Love equals eternity."

I <3 this(:

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on Jul. 12 2011 at 7:32 pm
audball SILVER, Stanwood, Washington
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The imagry is amazing!  It's sad, though.

 


on Jul. 12 2011 at 12:45 pm
Casual.dreamer SILVER, Bakersfield, California
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i love this! Look at my work?

on Jun. 20 2011 at 6:32 pm
EnochDreams GOLD, Simi Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver importance than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. - Aristotle

‎"I think the biggest thing that my failures have taught me is that you can't succeed without failing"

-Rick Riordan

I love the detail put into it, really gives a good visual picture. Awesome!

on Jun. 20 2011 at 5:08 pm
R5andParamore BRONZE, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Great Job!!!

on Jun. 20 2011 at 8:41 am
asheyknees123 SILVER, Peachtree City, Georgia
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ummm, this is simply wooonderful. i didnt know what was happening until i reached the end. this is great. i can completely relate to this. great job. i can see you writing a lot more and being very successful. thank you for the piece. 

on May. 29 2011 at 8:06 pm
Amsterdamsel DIAMOND, Henderson , Nevada
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i like it(:

on May. 29 2011 at 6:16 pm
Untouchable-Summer SILVER, Cranford, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Even the best fall down sometimes

Wow. Amazing work. Would anyone be able to check out my poem called "Asthma" and comment/ rate it? I'll do the same for you if you ask!


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