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Her skin, butter-cream by day, turns translucent by night.
Her hair, ebony black, shimmers like the night sky
But only to deceive those she encounters
Her lips, stained crimson from her victims
Eyes piercing blue, penetrating those who make contact with them
Her corpse, deemed immaculate by those she lures into her trap
She is the deceiver, the harlot of the hills
But cleverly disguised
The mark of the beast lies in her hands

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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ELM522 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 8:04 am
This  is  very  well-written, except it's a  story more  than  you're  expressing  feeling's.  That's  okay,  but I  feel  poetry  is  about   expression.
Lothro replied...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm
there are no rules to poetry. any rule ever made has been broken by at least one famous poet. this IS poetry. there is no doubt about that. in fact, the first poems writen had to tell a story, and its amazing. so, yes, this is most deffinately a poem.
callmemeli said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm
you are very talented; im stunned!
Shadow913 said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm
This is wonderful. You have a great vocabulary and an amazing way with words, which I think is a lot of what makes this poem so fantastic. Good, creative title that draws the reader in...Good work. Keep writing.
farah This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:16 am
this is amazing!
Tayy♥ said...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 11:29 am
This is amazing ! I love your writtings ! I could NEVER write like you !
Jailei88 said...
Jul. 4, 2010 at 3:26 am
I like your view. Quite interesting.
Jellybean9898 said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm
i love your vision with this, and how greatly you give meaning to the words.  great work!
ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm
wow thats really pretty . great work . please check my work :)
LavenderWaves said...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Wow, this is very good. Great job
mysterywriter2012 said...
Jun. 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm
I like this poem a lot! You put yourself into your work and i can tell. i would love to hear what your book is about. and i noticed you were from missouri kansas city. my mom and i used to live there... wow! talk about a small world. :)
tweety1ofakind said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm
too beautiful for words !! it touched a tender spot !!
blacknsexy360 said...
Jun. 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm
WritingLoverForever said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm
Too beautiful for words! It sounds like a short story, but in a small amount of lines. I love it! :)
SweetBloodRose said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm
This is so inspirational! I love it!
SweetBloodRose said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Love is so bitter. But the after-taste is the sweetest thing in the world!
Lost-In-Life said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm
Wow! Amazing! By the looks of this it seems you could write amazing short stories too. Keep Writing!
coly33 said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

awesome loved it exactly true (sorta) ok not at all but the way it feels it istrue in your mind i mean but still amazing


Chimzzy said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Amazing Job ! (:
katie-cat said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 6:14 am
I really liked this poem.  It was deep and mysterious, the descriptions were superb! Great job :)
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