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Beauty is the Beast MAG

By Bridget Walker, El Dorado, KS

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

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Gnosis said...
on Mar. 5 2011 at 7:22 pm
Gnosis, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself." - John Keating; Dead Poets Society

This has a beautiful sense of imagery and emotion behind it. The image of who this was about is captured very well.

on Feb. 26 2011 at 9:16 pm
alymarie3 PLATINUM, Leavenworth, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Piglet: How do you spell love?
Pooh: You don't spell it, you feel it

strong title

on Feb. 26 2011 at 7:25 pm
Wolfheart BRONZE, Aslan&#39s Country, California
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That's awesome, man. I love poetry. I wrote a poem about how poetry is like soup (XD yes it's strange) and I do like it but it's not as good as the other stuff on this site I think and also I'm shy about that stuff XD

on Feb. 26 2011 at 2:23 pm
SaraBear5 BRONZE, South Wales, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Dont tell me the skies the limit, when there are foorprints in the moon..<3

wow..thats amazing. your very good.!:)


Blissless said...
on Feb. 26 2011 at 2:22 pm
Blissless, Milton, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"Kidnapping" is a strong word. I prefer "Surprise Adoption."

Amazing poem :) I loved the vocabulary

paige.xo said...
on Feb. 26 2011 at 4:30 am
paige.xo, Auckland, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“First things first, I’m surrealist.” — Salvador Dali

I am so jealous of people who can write poetry. You are so talented. 


Setsuna said...
on Feb. 26 2011 at 1:17 am
Setsuna, Omega, Georgia
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Beautifully and originally written.

Abagaile said...
on Feb. 24 2011 at 7:13 pm
Abagaile, Springfield, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is gone, today is today, and tomorrow is what you make it~!"

i love this poem its dark


Hakiel BRONZE said...
on Feb. 24 2011 at 7:29 am
Hakiel BRONZE, Hartford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”

~ Kurt Cobain

This is a wonderful poem

foxbox BRONZE said...
on Feb. 23 2011 at 8:08 pm
foxbox BRONZE, Hudson, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

I love this poem, its so beautifully dark

on Feb. 14 2011 at 9:29 am
The_Delusional_Philosopher BRONZE, Burbank, California
2 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am a God, for I can create anything from the manifestation of my thoughts"
"Because it's there"

Well, thank you for making me aware of the dangers of love affairs. I'll be sure to take some extra precautions before I go on a date

on Feb. 7 2011 at 10:27 pm
Natalie_T SILVER, Miami, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days." - Sylvia Plath; The Bell Jar.

This is so well written and powerful!

on Feb. 7 2011 at 9:30 pm
RedRosePoet GOLD, Fort Myers, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Poetry is like a red rose: beautiful and dangerous

This is really good! read the one i wrote called we were just friends? :) 

on Feb. 4 2011 at 10:17 am
EmityRowe BRONZE, Piqua, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." --Oscar Wilde

Very good. Like the description.

ISoMe SILVER said...
on Feb. 3 2011 at 8:42 pm
ISoMe SILVER, Grove Hill, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Love yourself and be true to yourself"
"Live life to have fun"

I have to say this poem is indeed amazing. It paints a very vivid image. Although it may not be about vampires it suggest that through the extremely descriptive words. This gives the peom a mysterious effect causing an increase to one's enjoyment.

on Feb. 2 2011 at 1:53 pm
LauraAshley SILVER, Phenix City, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Anything Beautiful is easily Lost"-Unknown

This is beautifully written...

Afra- SILVER said...
on Jan. 30 2011 at 1:43 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

The poem is wickedly lovley. So dark. <3

on Jan. 27 2011 at 10:37 pm
LittleMidnight PLATINUM, Glendale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Life is but a book just waiting to be filled, you make your own story

Wonderful and exciting, loved it!!!!

SB248 SILVER said...
on Jan. 20 2011 at 1:49 pm
SB248 SILVER, Dexter, Michigan
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This is amazing. You are an amazing writer keep going! 

on Jan. 19 2011 at 1:47 pm
babybird SILVER, Gobles, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
So What?; Deal with it!

wow!! that was amazing! i like ur imagery

would you check out my poems (when they actually get posted!)