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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 Nov. 21 2011 at 6:22 am
isimplywish BRONZE, Christchurch, Other
2 articles 0 photos 19 comments
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Such talent and emotion, you are one great poet! x

R.S.H said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:11 pm
R.S.H, NY, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let anyone get in your way of becoming who you are meant to be.

Very well expressed. I love the emotions you brought to this poem.

on Oct. 30 2011 at 3:59 pm
alejandraanabel BRONZE, Jamaica, New York
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
you are the king but watch the Queen conquor
----Nikki Manaj----

this poem is amazing. you are such a good poet.

on Oct. 27 2011 at 5:20 pm
Lady-Milano BRONZE, Richardsbay, Other
1 article 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When ever someone says life is so hard I'm tempted to ask,compared to what?"

simply amazing

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 24 2011 at 6:49 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Those last couple of lines are simply haunting, brilliant, but haunting. Great job, think you could check out my poem sometime? Please?

on Oct. 10 2011 at 3:48 pm
Kristi184 BRONZE, Cheyenne, Wyoming
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
No matter what we say or do we will always be friends
-my best friend

that was awsome thats all i can think of it was just great all around!

on Oct. 8 2011 at 5:39 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
11 articles 2 photos 276 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Wow. That was sweet! Seriously; it's so good that's all I can come up with to say

on Oct. 8 2011 at 5:13 pm
Caban37104 BRONZE, Vineland, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
You all laugh at me because I'm different, yet I laugh at you because you're all the same.

Great work..! =D

Check out my page.. =]  

aimaginater said...
on Oct. 8 2011 at 5:11 pm
aimaginater, Edgewood, Maryland
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This is awesome! I love it when writing has emotion like this.

on Oct. 8 2011 at 3:17 pm
Emin3mAC SILVER, Nogalas, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 17 comments
Wonderful.  Your VERY Talented((:

carolina said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 2:38 pm
Amazing!!! :)

17 Guadalupe said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 2:36 pm
I like this story its nice

nella.7 said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 2:36 pm
It's really amazing, love your job... :)

emora94 said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 2:24 pm
Wow! It is funny.

on Sep. 16 2011 at 1:18 pm
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
24 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi


honestly all i can say is, wow.

amazing. <3

on Sep. 12 2011 at 4:09 pm
Amazing. Simply amazing

on Aug. 25 2011 at 8:30 pm
-daydreamer- SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe.... Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." ---Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"

I really love this! Not only is it beautiful, but I can relate. Incredible job!

on Aug. 25 2011 at 11:31 am
chloebear SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
6 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm not clumsy. I'm accident prone" ~Daniel Radcliffe

this is really brilliant, the only feedback I have for you is that the bit about the monster and the crying confused me. Overall great job! and if anyone has time, please check out my poems!

on Aug. 25 2011 at 10:38 am
bamboom212 PLATINUM, Chestnut Ridge, New York
23 articles 0 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The truth with a bad intent, is worse than any lie you can ever invent."
"You are smarter than you think. You are stronger than you look. You are braver than you feel."

WOW. this is amazing. i really cant come up with anything better im sorry lol, but you are very gifted!

on Aug. 25 2011 at 8:39 am
WhoWillCareIfEveryoneDied GOLD, Indianapolis, Indiana
12 articles 1 photo 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
My life is everything but so were you, My life is unscratchable but then you riped me apart.

Beautiful. i have work on here i would really appreciate it if you guys can check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks :)