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.

Join the Discussion

This article has 633 comments. Post your own now!

secret boy said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm
it is the best article i ever read it is so clear and vivid and it is so wow,wow,and a big wow
Readalot101 said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm
That poem really made me think of myself.
blondie101 said...
Feb. 21, 2009 at 4:17 am
whoa. this is awesome. and scary. its a cool twist on what normal poetry is like. i love it. keep up the good work and the tite ideas! :D
HM_Krazy said...
Feb. 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm
U R surely the next stephenie meyer! I love your idea
aciansgirl said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 11:21 pm
Wow very well done it really reminded me of a vampire amazing work write on
giggles said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm
hey omg dat all about me
Katie T. said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 8:39 pm
cool. good job.
peaches said...
Feb. 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm
i love you poem in the why you l;isteb to you hreat and loat it flow
doomed in darkness said...
Feb. 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm
i dont know what else to say.
itsmader said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 10:36 am
your poem made me think of a vampire
bandgeek said...
Feb. 3, 2009 at 10:04 pm
wow. this is a really good example of how beauty can kill.
iponder said...
Jan. 30, 2009 at 4:58 am
woot nicenesssss
poetess said...
Jan. 30, 2009 at 1:17 am
oh my gosh! this was REALLY good!
arlethia said...
Jan. 25, 2009 at 2:38 am
wow this is great! i love it!
AshXD said...
Jan. 18, 2009 at 3:21 am
i love the name(:
Alice_The_Vampire said...
Jan. 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm
This is fantastic! It really makes you think.
Oliviatheoptimistic said...
Jan. 14, 2009 at 2:34 am
this is beautiful, im now a fan of yours(: ha, but seriously i love how creative it is.
Infidus said...
Jan. 14, 2009 at 1:50 am
The detail to the imagery was great.

But the whole "dark mistress of the night" thing is a little cliche and overdone.

Regardless, this was well done.
mandolins_to_aristotle said...
Jan. 13, 2009 at 3:45 am
wonderful. this reminds me of a black beautiful, but so destructive and deadly. :0D Great Work!
Pink209er said...
Jan. 11, 2009 at 2:04 am
Very well constructed a well thought out description to allure the reader to step into another mind frame. I love it, and I am very proud of you!
Site Feedback