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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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on Apr. 28 2009 at 3:58 pm
this was really interesting. can't relate to it but at the same time yes i can. do you get what i mean? :P well great job.

on Apr. 23 2009 at 2:13 am
AbbieLeigh GOLD, Keosauqua, Iowa
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luv it!

Carol BRONZE said...
on Apr. 16 2009 at 4:05 pm
Carol BRONZE, Weslaco, Texas
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Wow. Great poem. Keep writing :), i hope to read more of your poems.

on Apr. 11 2009 at 10:29 pm
horseluva BRONZE, Midlothian, Virginia
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o...m...g...pure brilliance.

on Apr. 9 2009 at 12:40 am
NishaBby! BRONZE, Mesa, Arizona
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Omg. This was fantasic. I love this poem. Your wonderful at this. Keep it up.

DoLL_F@C3 said...
on Apr. 7 2009 at 11:40 pm
DoLL_F@C3, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:

this is great

Morgan Heaps said...
on Mar. 30 2009 at 10:22 pm
Morgan Heaps, Moyock, North Carolina
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omg i love this poem. you are a really good artist, keep writing ;D

KaylaAnne GOLD said...
on Mar. 29 2009 at 1:32 am
KaylaAnne GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
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very good. I feel like the girl writing in the journal. Tell me what you think of my work...please.

on Mar. 25 2009 at 1:53 am
Miss_May1312 BRONZE, Lincoln, Nebraska
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I read this and it hit me... hard. It had a lot of meaning and can be percieved many ways. Great Job, you'll go great places. :]

on Mar. 21 2009 at 1:45 am
project827 GOLD, Portage, Michigan
13 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Real Revolution Starts At Learning, If You're Not Angry, Then You Are Not Paying Attention" - Tim McIlrath

good stuff. not much else to say.

on Mar. 4 2009 at 11:23 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

its amazing how you and i, both from pitt, pa, can feel so the same!

on Mar. 4 2009 at 12:39 pm
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
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Amazing emotion.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 10:02 pm
Love this.. Explains what alot of us go threw.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 8:15 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

Wow that's amazing I brings the cold rush back into play...sometimes, for a stinks to be lost of words

Duckie430 said...
on Feb. 27 2009 at 1:59 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

good job. this is beautifully written.

Lime_liz said...
on Feb. 25 2009 at 8:59 pm
loved it it was great

on Feb. 22 2009 at 9:48 pm
Carrah Olive-Hall SILVER, Tallahasee, Florida
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Wow. That was great!

HM_Krazy said...
on Feb. 20 2009 at 6:36 pm
Wow. Really great work, I loved it!

on Feb. 19 2009 at 4:09 pm
krystan saviola SILVER, Niagara Falls, Other
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absoutly beautiful

Mena<3 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 14 2009 at 7:36 am
Mena<3 BRONZE, Darlington, Wisconsin
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this is amazing; keep with the good stuff! <3