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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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This article has 110 comments.

on Mar. 22 2009 at 6:00 am
This poem...it's just amazing. I was reading through all of these but yours really touched me. Thank you so much for this- keep writing!

ssophiaa GOLD said...
on Mar. 21 2009 at 4:34 pm
ssophiaa GOLD, Falls Church, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"You cannot operate from a concern of how you're perceived."
--Kevin Kittle

This is amazing. I love everything about it. You're an amazing poet.

strawberry said...
on Mar. 18 2009 at 2:24 am
that was very poerful i loved it keep writing

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 7:31 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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this is amazing! it really is, im impressed=] great jobbbb:)

on Mar. 4 2009 at 8:00 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)

I loved your poem...When ever I feel let down and that He is not with me I look back at this poem and everything is better..thanks for reminding me where my heart is at...4 ever grateful

AlexW. BRONZE said...
on Mar. 3 2009 at 8:57 pm
AlexW. BRONZE, Parkville, Missouri
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great, i love it good job keep going with others ^_^

RayRay said...
on Feb. 19 2009 at 10:06 pm
this is awesome!!

i love it =]

i also like how even an atheist felt something stir inside them!!!that is totally God working through your writing!!that awesome!!

anyways i love it very beautifully written =]

iWrite_ said...
on Feb. 11 2009 at 4:59 am
Despite my border-line atheist beliefs, this poem stirred something in me. You achieved a very reassuring

MissMarie said...
on Jan. 28 2009 at 2:52 pm
this is a great poem believe it or not this actually has meaning to me...

BrI bRi #1 said...
on Jan. 27 2009 at 4:56 pm
Nice job to was good thanks for the story

CJN said...
on Jan. 26 2009 at 10:37 pm
Absolutely beautiful. The imagery was brilliant!

on Jan. 17 2009 at 12:16 am
wow amazing God is smiling down at you...amazing

on Jan. 16 2009 at 6:45 pm
This is really a great piece of writing. As lots of others said, I myself am not a religious person, but this was just great. Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

Godzgirl said...
on Jan. 16 2009 at 2:29 am
I have to say this poem is amazing and not boring at all. God our creator is amazing and he loves you. Great poem.

itsokaytobe said...
on Jan. 15 2009 at 9:25 pm
leeleesammy, how can you say that this poem does not make sense? the poem is clear and consise! maybe go and write something better if you are so quick to put other down. Edye, you are a fabulous writer. Keep up the good work.

laurybear24 said...
on Jan. 15 2009 at 5:31 pm
i realllllly love this poem...

it so sweet and the word flow was incredible. :)

I believe in God too and this just reminded me of just how much he is with me. thank you :)

littlebritt said...
on Jan. 15 2009 at 2:19 am
amazingly well written :) beautiful work, i love the word choice and flow. very touching

LeeleeSammy said...
on Jan. 15 2009 at 2:10 am
i am writing this for my little sis L____ share an email and she said this peom is really boring and tht she heard better and i totally agree with her we both heard better and it doesn't even make sense

Rebecca L. said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 3:07 pm
although i am really not a religious person this is so touching, emothinal, and moving. the imagenry is beautiful and it is very detailed. GREAT WORK =)

chloegirl921 said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 3:52 am
This is incredible. Beautiful, lyrical, and vibrantly tangible. Thanks so much for sharing what's in your heart!