Beauty in Sickness

April 11, 2009
By Sarah Aalbers SILVER, Boise, Idaho
Sarah Aalbers SILVER, Boise, Idaho
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Sickness
An unheard of beauty
An unforeseen magic
An unearthly comeliness
Charm from where you least expect.

His face
His face green and sickly
His face beautiful and pale
His face lovely in all aspects
Attractive in an abnormal way.

His body
His body trembling and frail
His body long and lean
His body handsome and disheartening
Charming in his own special way.

His voice
His voice hoarse and scratchy
His voice muffled by his heaving
His voice echoing in the large bathroom
Heart-wrenching as he drapes himself across the toilet.

His lips
His lips chapped and quivering
His lips enticing and luscious
His lips inviting and pale
Gorgeous as they suck orange juice through a straw.

The author's comments:
I worte this because of a random conversation I had with my best friend one afternoon. It's about a guy at our school who was sick at that point, some of the things said seemed so deep and profound, they were really quite poetic.

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