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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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on Apr. 13 2010 at 8:16 pm
SOSaiXD PLATINUM, Oviedo, Florida
35 articles 1 photo 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always believe that everything happens for a reason. If you give God long enough to prove His point, He will always blow you away."

That really touched me. Your  descriptive words and mimetics gave such imagery and feeling.

XxX?ToXic8 said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 1:04 pm
this was really beautiful. just the words and the flow really sticks  in my head, i love it.. you should keep writing.

on Apr. 13 2010 at 12:51 pm
Court-Dingo SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Tears aren't a sign of weakness, they are an opportunity to become stronger.---Court-Dingo

Incredible! That really has a lot of meaning and I think you should keep writing these poems. They really speak to my heart, Thanks!

on Mar. 22 2010 at 5:15 pm
LiquidSky PLATINUM, Libby, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
-Carl Sandberg


TNT25 SILVER said...
on Feb. 28 2010 at 2:40 pm
TNT25 SILVER, Johnstown, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Pain is just weakness leaving the body"

Simply great.

cgm093 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 15 2010 at 5:15 pm
cgm093 BRONZE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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this is really great. I love the whimsical feel when the poem begins and how you relate it to something so close to you. great job

graciie BRONZE said...
on Jan. 2 2010 at 4:14 pm
graciie BRONZE, Raymond, Maine
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this is beyond amazing.

you have mad talent

on Dec. 2 2009 at 12:38 pm
Edye, this is beyond amazing! I love how you decided to make gentle movements and just sit and feel God! His Word does say to "Be still and know I am God" and I believe with writing this you have done just that! The Lord has given you a fantastic talent to share with the world! I can't believe how many comments you have either! And to all those who say they aren't 'religous', this isn't about religion. Its about a relationship.

on Dec. 2 2009 at 12:33 pm
Christianchik, i encourage you to keep writing about what God means to you! Use past experiences, thoughts and Bible verses to make your writing stronger and easier to relate to. Don't forget to write from your heart!!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 2:47 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

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LilaW PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 25 2009 at 6:28 pm
LilaW PLATINUM, Brampton, ON, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live. Laugh. Love. Fight. Flight. Get it right.<3

<3. awesome. :)

on Sep. 25 2009 at 11:29 am
Sadandstrangebeauty22 DIAMOND, Columbia, Pennsylvania
58 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I hope that when I die, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because I will have soo much to look forward to." ~ Donnie Darko

You have explained your faith in a way that people can understand and connect to. I love it!

on Aug. 26 2009 at 5:22 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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wow absolutely wonderful, definitely one of the best poems i've read on teen ink! thanks =]

on Aug. 26 2009 at 9:06 am
dying.star BRONZE, Edmonton, Other
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good job

on Aug. 26 2009 at 1:38 am
In_Love_Loved PLATINUM, Concord, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"I've lost my faith in so many things but I still believe in you." -Sanctus Real

I am moved by this.

on Jun. 4 2009 at 3:27 am
BreeLynne27 GOLD, Carmel, Indiana
15 articles 0 photos 13 comments
love this. its beautiful

on May. 21 2009 at 3:55 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
6 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

O my goodness. I am touched. I truly am... It is amazing, and breath taking. I really enjoyed reading it. This is peacefull, and engulfing at the same time...

Claire said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 3:03 am
beautiful :)

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Apr. 19 2009 at 1:24 am
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

I love your poem. It's really inspiring that so many people would respond to something religious, I didn't expect that. Keep the faith people!

on Apr. 11 2009 at 10:32 pm
horseluva BRONZE, Midlothian, Virginia
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i got 1 word for you.....AMAZING!!!!!=-)