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Evolution MAG

June 29, 2009
By Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Edye Pucciarelli SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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we evolved from nothing.
given only our ground as platform
we struggled to walk on two feet
watched a ball of light rise and set on
either side
of something we eventually named “horizon”
and a moon that changed shape from crests into spheres
come nightfall

we were given plains
empty and vast never-ending in each direction
and rolling rock
glaciers of ice toward our northern pole
and strobes of heat at our south

we were given life
in the composition of creatures, humans,
and breath
and chose names for the bodies of water
that separated our continents –
titled them Atlantic, Indian, Pacific
and divided further into cities (Singapore
and Rome)
areas and territories based on factors
such as jewels and belief, color and race

fed ourselves from the soil we were given
and swallowed fruits from seeds where clementines grew
perplexed but without hindrance

began to untangle dialect
record history on the bark (the browns of trees)
and make what little we knew then known now
began to build
to use two god-given hands to form structures and stability
for our children’s children from irons and ores
with hopes of moving society forward (and to survive) and did just that

that and more and continued to make

establish government and before or after
all of this

decipher the difference between days
declared Sunday a day of rest and worship

and found ways to manipulate language to form poetry or song
twisted fate and misled death into thinking
“it wasn’t its time”

And to think – we have evolved

From nothing into this

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This article has 12 comments.

on Aug. 3 2011 at 9:56 pm
bEllAhOPe BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
\"Flying is simple... you just throw yourself at the ground and miss.\"

Interesting... however, this is evolution as my science book puts it. You are stating facts?

Nicely written. Fair work.

on May. 7 2011 at 2:01 pm
Yousmell-likealoser BRONZE, Belgium, Wisconsin
4 articles 5 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life may not always be what you want, but life is all you've got; so stick a flower in your bellybutton and be happy!"

Gosh, you've got talent. I very much enjoyed it, as I have your other writings.

on Feb. 2 2010 at 1:09 pm
KiNABABE SILVER, Lakewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:


on Dec. 2 2009 at 12:43 pm
My only issue with this is that its difficult to tell whether you are siding with Creationism or the idea of Evolution.

Lacey BRONZE said...
on Aug. 15 2009 at 1:24 am
Lacey BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
3 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whatever Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Stronger.

Wow. Now That Was Amazing. I've Never Thought Of Us Like That, -Claps- Congratulations. You Have An Awesome Ability In Writing -Poetry-. Like You Probably Have Heard That Before. (:

on Aug. 8 2009 at 7:37 pm
Vindictive_Love BRONZE, Abq, New Mexico
1 article 5 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

Whatever you do in life, will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it.
Mahatma Ghandi

i have to agree with everyone so far! totally beautiful and is truly an inspiration. you give us new thought to what we look at each and every day. well done keep up the good work!!

on Jul. 27 2009 at 11:09 pm
RachelEliza PLATINUM, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyre right, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together -Marilyn Monroe

i totally agree with foolslikeme, youve made our evolution and light destruction of our natural resources sound like miracles. its very moving and well, poetic:)

on Jul. 26 2009 at 1:18 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
71 articles 2 photos 179 comments
good job its wonderful

on Jul. 17 2009 at 12:05 am
yourworstnightmare BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. (Teddy Roosevelt)

this is beautiful. it's one of the best poems I have ever read.

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2009 at 8:38 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
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Great job. i love how u laid the poen out and started from the very beginning to the end, where we are now. Great job keep writting you can only get better! :)

on Jul. 1 2009 at 3:43 pm
foolslikeme GOLD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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i like this. to me, it turns what some people see as destruction into something beautiful.

on Jul. 1 2009 at 8:13 am
bobbie simpson, Collie, Other
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this would have to be one of the best poem's i have heard in a while,