Beauty is the Beast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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FauxedTea said...
Dec. 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm
Very nice! Keep writing!
MikaylaT said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 9:17 am
Love love love this. Provided such a clear image in my head. Great work!
sullierosex3 said...
Oct. 24, 2012 at 8:39 am
your an amazing writer!
Kavon said...
Oct. 18, 2012 at 7:34 am
"Harlot of the Hills" love that line.
UnoCinco said...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm
This poem is pretty cool I love the use of imagery within every line. The way you described this girl's physical features gives me a visual on how beautiful that girl must have been. In addition, I also really liked the way you ended the poem; It's very strong and gets to the point that sometime things are too good to be true.
The_Quiet_GirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm
Beautifully written. I love the imagery. :)
angiechick526 said...
Oct. 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm
tht was cooool XD
Sigler said...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 8:17 am
Biblical alllusions
Tita96 said...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 12:12 am
your poem is so beautiful, its one of my top faves.
empc95 said...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm
Love the imagery and diction!
Hope T. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm
This poem reminds me of my first crush...........I later found out that the person I had a crush on was dating someone way older...........and their boyfriend was abusive.
Padoodallee said...
Aug. 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm
Thank you for showing a peice of reality.
FearlessAngel replied...
Dec. 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Amen.  I second that comment. = P
ThatisJennifer said...
Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm
Congratulations for the God-given gift of your creative, imaginative and detailed mind!
so_joy said...
Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Great job!
TheReaper27 said...
Jul. 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Wow nice details! you're really talented, keep writting!
phlogiston This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Watch out, she's coming for you! Great writing.
Vanessa S. said...
Jun. 23, 2012 at 4:06 am
This had caught my attention, I love it,
Queen25 said...
Jun. 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm
Great use of diction!
Katie-jo said...
Jun. 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Wow, this is awesome! And a bit scary...awesome!

Please check out some of my writing, too, when you get the time!

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