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Everything Beneath MAG

By Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“we have yet to break the surface”
I whispered
after hours of scratching the stars away
from the sky with my fingertips
to cusp them inside of my hands
and feel their light.

I had every intention of stripping
the darkness from the night –
of pulling the constellations away
from their imprints within the atmosphere
to reveal Him

because years ago,
Father had told me that
“God is in everything”

and from then on,
I chose to move my body gently and eat slowly,
to swallow Eucharist
in the smallest of pieces
and nibble timidly around

the cores of peaches in the case that
He was within its pit, and
whenever I close my lips –
I can feel Him extend His legs,
pinned in all directions beneath my tongue,
shaping my words from biblical psalm,
pulling sin in strands of prayer
from the lining of my throat …

I can always feel him,
not heavy of a burden
but wise,
spread evenly about my skin,
in everything I see and touch …

holding Him, the stars, my pulse,
parts of Him,
inside my hand
realizing that no battle had ever
been fought and won alone.

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irishlass317 said...
on Jul. 27 2012 at 1:15 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

This is soooooo amazing. I am Catholic, and I think that this is so inspiring and comforting!! :-) <3

on Mar. 17 2012 at 1:10 pm
ImJustAGuy BRONZE, Oakland, California
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Please check out my page, im an upcoming artist !

on Jan. 11 2012 at 3:23 pm
lexophile12 SILVER, San Luis Obispo, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language." - Benjamin Whorf

This piece is absolutely beautiful. You have a knack for taking abstract and indescribable concepts and weaving them into an elaborate work of art that reflects the clearness of your vision and the solid strength of your belief. It is my prayer to write this way. Thank you for this.

on Nov. 26 2011 at 11:19 pm
sophza PLATINUM, Sacramento, California
21 articles 14 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." ~Ferris Bueller

My favorite line was "pulling sin in strands of prayer from the lining of my throat" It's so tangible, it helps me to understand how you feel about god. You don't have to beleive to appreciate this poem. I don't, but it was beautiful to see why others do.

AvaJay GOLD said...
on Nov. 7 2011 at 4:28 pm
AvaJay GOLD, Spokane, Washington
13 articles 4 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not pray for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
~ Tagore

That's awesome! Keep it up!

on Nov. 6 2011 at 10:45 am
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

I LOVE that you wrote about God and about how He guides you. I know you are a true follower. Keep up the great work:)

Crogirl said...
on Nov. 6 2011 at 7:14 am
Crogirl, Brezovica, Other
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I just wanted to say that I loved your poem and I'm really glad that you wrote about religion and God (and that you feel that way about it), not many people does that. Also, the last part was the best to me.

on Oct. 15 2011 at 3:05 pm
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

I only like the first verse. The rest of this really bothers me because I personally believe that there is no god.

Lucky said...
on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:37 am
This is a wonderful piece!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 11:46 pm
allisonsol BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
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Soooo, those last two lines alone really got me. This poem is very resourceful. If your goal was to reach people, I think you did it.

on Jun. 27 2011 at 10:03 pm
LunaIsNotHere BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"I admire the concept of selling your soul for the sake of an unforgettable performance"

Loved it! Thanks for posting:)

on Jun. 5 2011 at 11:20 am
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

I really enjoyed this. I'm not usually into religious writings, but this was really beautiful and the choice words was incredible! (:

on May. 14 2011 at 3:23 pm
H0peF1ames BRONZE, Blaine, Minnesota
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Very great use and choice of words. Its so powerful!

on May. 7 2011 at 1:56 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!"

Although I'm not usually into religious themed things, I really loved this. It was beautiful and well written. Your writing is amazing. Keep it up! You're going to go far with it.

on Apr. 22 2011 at 4:07 pm
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

the religious element makes the poetic parts really stand out loved it!

on Mar. 9 2011 at 8:21 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

so beautiful and serene. The whole thing is about God, and it's very meaningful. Almost relaxing, in a way. great job:)

on Jan. 24 2011 at 5:10 pm
derya inan SILVER, New York
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i love how this poem is about god and its very meaningful

on Jan. 24 2011 at 11:16 am
lilmo23 PLATINUM, Pompano Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.

hey this is really good! luv the last line.

on Jan. 2 2011 at 3:42 pm
Tintinnabulation BRONZE, Glen Arm, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Long enough have you dreamed contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life."-Walt Whitman

It seems like all the comments on this website are about how great things are and if anyone gives the slightest bit of criticism people get angry at them. That's not good. How can you grow as a writer without a healthy dose of critique? If someone told me what was wrong with my poems I would thank them wholeheartedly. Lighten up, people.

MRose911 GOLD said...
on Jan. 2 2011 at 2:25 am
MRose911 GOLD, Paradise, Utah
17 articles 10 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No boy is worth crying over and the one who is won't make you cry." - Sarah Kane

This is absolutely amazing!!