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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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lauren! said...
on Jan. 11 2009 at 11:32 pm
This is amazing.

foxy123 said...
on Jan. 10 2009 at 8:27 pm
i love to look at this

on Jan. 10 2009 at 4:57 am
I personally, am not a religious person and don't really enjoy reading of the such, but this...

This was amazing! I'm usually a rather hard person to impress, I'll admit, but this is an entire thing all its own! I am BEYOND impressed, I'm in awe! =D The imagry and word choice was very unique! Whatever you do, DONT STOP WRITING!!! Or else everyone will be very sad because we will be missing out on your wonderful writing. lolz! *applause* X]

AndItIsReal said...
on Jan. 8 2009 at 2:55 pm
I think this poem is absolutley wonderful.

This imagery and wording were great.

I am still working through my doubts in my beliefs, but the overall message of this poem was powerful, the words weaved with hope, and also insighful.

Brilliant job Edye, I am very impressed and captured by your work.


on Dec. 30 2008 at 1:48 am
wow, i love this. i tried to write a couple poems about how much god means to me but i never succeded. you did it for me! god bless you, it is people like you who can spread his name with the gift he gave you!

on Dec. 27 2008 at 5:21 am
It is very strong and powerful. You have a talent and its well used

kmc24 said...
on Dec. 27 2008 at 1:20 am
this is beautiful! I love the message

and the elements u used 2 potray it. Great job! PLEASE continue to write because you're amazing(:

Stormy15 said...
on Dec. 26 2008 at 8:30 pm
I like the meaning of this poem but the rest was kinda wierd

inkstain said...
on Dec. 26 2008 at 7:44 pm
I've heard the saying before and never given it a second thought, but this poem caught my attention and held it. Great :]

harley said...
on Dec. 23 2008 at 5:12 pm
loved it!!!!!!!!!!

Elisha said...
on Dec. 23 2008 at 3:29 pm
This is a great poem. The imagery is awesome, and the meaning of it is FANTASTIC.

sayaex said...
on Dec. 23 2008 at 3:10 am
this poem is beautiful. i can really connect with it

rachel h. said...
on Dec. 20 2008 at 11:20 pm
this is an amazing poem.

neveragain said...
on Dec. 18 2008 at 4:37 pm
This poem reaches beneath my soul to grab my attention. it's beautiful :)

duckie430 said...
on Dec. 17 2008 at 7:39 pm
i love this!!!

crich897 said...
on Dec. 13 2008 at 4:07 am
Just read this piece again in the magazine. It blew me away again, of course. :)

Godlover said...
on Dec. 10 2008 at 6:12 pm
this is good

i can tell what you

are trying to say!

ak92092 said...
on Dec. 10 2008 at 5:23 pm
wow this was incredible. great job

soccerswim said...
on Dec. 5 2008 at 3:39 pm
i liked the message to the poem.

on Dec. 4 2008 at 6:47 pm
well I thought that is was kinda strange but I liked it