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 Mar. 24 2011 at 3:36 pm
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I reallt feel the emotion coming out of this poem!

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on Mar. 2 2011 at 5:21 pm
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i loved it! keep on writing, you are very good at it. :)

on Mar. 2 2011 at 9:39 am
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Very good descriptive words and voice. Nice job.

on Feb. 26 2011 at 8:12 pm
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nice, i like it

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I really like way the imagery ties in with the poem.  It is very nice indeed.

on Feb. 8 2011 at 10:55 am
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very well written, shows the feelings and doesn't tell them.  i could really get into the emotion of the piece.  well done!

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on Feb. 8 2011 at 9:36 am
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don't understand it for the most part, but you are very talented, keep it up, i look forward to reading more.

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on Jan. 17 2011 at 9:13 pm
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on Jan. 17 2011 at 8:21 pm
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on Jan. 17 2011 at 7:37 pm
fragileblackorchid SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
-Stephen King :P
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
-Stephen King
Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here its so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
I can forgive and I’m not ashamed to be the person that I am today

this dude replyed on my work too, lolz ignore him, its actually quite amusing

on Jan. 17 2011 at 7:36 pm
fragileblackorchid SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
-Stephen King :P
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
-Stephen King
Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here its so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
I can forgive and I’m not ashamed to be the person that I am today

o oops, this was meant to go underneath a comment, sorry

on Jan. 17 2011 at 7:27 pm
fragileblackorchid SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
-Stephen King :P
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
-Stephen King
Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here its so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
I can forgive and I’m not ashamed to be the person that I am today

lolz its the same guy who commented neatively on my work too so ignore him lolz, its actually a bit amusing to me

on Jan. 17 2011 at 4:40 pm
YoungsurvivorLiz SILVER, San Jose, California
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I had to read it twice, to understand it. This is exellente!!! Incredibly touching. Your are a great writer. 


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