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Life Is Beautiful

January 7, 2009
By Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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life is beautiful

I realized
wide awake beneath another morning
the sun beaming against my pillowcase
warming my cheeks a rosy pink and freckled mess
how blessed I am to be inside of this body

finally appreciating it’s machinery and breath

it took me years, 17,
to appreciate me,
to appreciate the people down stairs
making their morning coffee,
my sister-
still fast asleep on the floor
in those tie-dye pajama pants
she always wears

it took me years,
to appreciate their love
to be able to place a value
on the work they have done,
to be able to give back to them…
what I could.

oh, what a childhood I had!
and someday I will tell my own
how lucky I was to be loved and that
if I was offered anything other
then what I had…

I would refuse.

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 9:58 pm
bEllAhOPe BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
\"Flying is simple... you just throw yourself at the ground and miss.\"

Very true, very soul. I liked it.

on May. 20 2010 at 10:29 am
LiveItUpGodsWay SILVER, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Fall for someone that wont break your heart. (i made that up)

that is very good... i hope to hear some more from you(: dont stop writing please... it was really good...

on Dec. 2 2009 at 12:55 pm
Very nice! I'm still trying to figure my own self out, so it is easy to relate to this-which i love! I am glad you wouldn't trade your childhood for anything! If you got the chance and said yes, you would never know the childhood you once had and you may have never written all of this!

on Aug. 29 2009 at 10:40 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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Edye your work is so inpsiring. I've read all of your poems and they are truly moving and eye-opening, including this one. thank you so much. keep up the good work, you are extremely talented.

Hannahxx said...
on Apr. 26 2009 at 11:08 pm
I think you are an amazing writer. I'm actually an aspiring writer as well, but my poetry is no where near yours. I was wondering if you would e-mail me sometime? I would like to talk to you about your poetry and see if you could give me any advice on my own. I know it's a weird request, but please consider it. My email is Thanks.

on Apr. 11 2009 at 10:34 pm
horseluva BRONZE, Midlothian, Virginia
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Duckie430 said...
on Feb. 24 2009 at 2:01 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."

this was well-written