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Beauty is the Beast MAG

By Anonymous

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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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 2:40 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This reminds me this book I am reading about a siren. Excellent Poem!

on Mar. 23 2011 at 9:58 am
Hollywoodundead255 SILVER, Mchenry, Illinois
9 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
its just another chapter in life but don't close the book...... turn the page.

i absolutly love this poem its good!!!!! =)

eslher said...
on Mar. 20 2011 at 7:50 pm
This is really good and your diction is great! Keep writing.

on Mar. 17 2011 at 5:24 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

I really liked it. So true. It flowed for me as well as i see it can, and the words jump at you with force . keep writing!

on Mar. 14 2011 at 8:49 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
I like it, but you need to work on making the lines flow better

iWrite2 SILVER said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 9:35 am
iWrite2 SILVER, Jackson, Tennessee
8 articles 0 photos 7 comments
Great vocabulary...your poem didn't really begin to flow until the last line..which is weird. keep practicing at it

on Mar. 13 2011 at 1:52 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I loved this poem. Your style is truly unique. It was moving, and had a deep inner feeling buried beneath the flowing words. Keep writing!

on Mar. 6 2011 at 5:39 pm
lillypelt12 BRONZE, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anything by Dr. Susse

This was a well writen poem. Very beautiful.

Gnosis said...
on Mar. 5 2011 at 7:22 pm
Gnosis, Arvada, Colorado
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

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
24 articles 0 photos 32 comments

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
1 article 10 photos 41 comments
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
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

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
0 articles 0 photos 10 comments

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
0 articles 0 photos 15 comments

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
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

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
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

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
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments

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
5 articles 0 photos 1 comment

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!