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Fey and Fading

December 11, 2017
By haleylevan GOLD, New York, New York
haleylevan GOLD, New York, New York
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A young girl sat over a fey-bright bay,
Her beauty as distinct as the sea.
Her hair was as brilliant as fire,
Her eyes as green as the shire.

Her mother came out of the house one day
With a burning visage of anger.
“Daughter cease your play
You must find a trade that pays.
Your beauty will not last,
It will fade away.”

The daughter glared upon her mother with a snort,
Her metal heart heavy with revulsion.
What did her mother know- she wasn’t beautiful.
“My beauty will not fade,
It will last as long as I.
This I promise, Mother, this I promise by the sky.”

Her mother saw the revulsion
In the young woman’s heart.
A heart of metal bars it was
For it let no one in.
Her beauty was her vanity
And one day it would lead
To something more destructive
That one can ever heed.

It was many a year later
Before the young girl saw the truth.
When beauty fades- and it does fade,
The truth will be unveiled.
Her hair was withered gray now
And her eyes could no longer heal.
The girl now lived in poverty
Her only house the streets.
But there was nothing she could do
Because her beauty had become a mockery.



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on Oct. 31 2018 at 6:39 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Wow...wow. This is like a piece of truly amazing classic poetry. And dang, you're good! You should really keep writing, you have so much talent! Bit this was great, terrific job!


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