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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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Swifty GOLD said...
on Jan. 13 2011 at 5:42 pm
Swifty GOLD, Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
'Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.'













-C.R.Lawton

this is some poem. the word choice creates a picture in my mind. wonderfully done

on Jan. 13 2011 at 4:12 pm
kitkat95 SILVER, Lake Worth, Florida
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wow that was really good and greepy

on Jan. 12 2011 at 8:06 pm
Wow... that's all I can say

on Jan. 11 2011 at 9:18 pm
freetotheworld1, Anacoco, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Well what if there is no tomorrow! There wasn't one today!"
Bill Murray, Groundhog Day

Dude, this is awesome! Perfectly describes my ex, haha. I love it man.

on Jan. 10 2011 at 3:09 pm
K_Dawg101 BRONZE, Washougal, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"You know your in love when reality is finally better than your dreams" -Walt Disney

Wow, i really think your a great writer. Keep up the good work:)

on Jan. 9 2011 at 10:57 pm
dorcha-aingeal GOLD, MPLS, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"The unexamined life is not worth living" (Socrates)

This is really good. Thank you  

on Jan. 7 2011 at 5:17 pm
NoxVicticus GOLD, Wilmington, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"I HAVE TO BLOW EVERYTHING UP! IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE I'M NOT CRAZY!!!"

Oh, gotcha.

on Jan. 5 2011 at 12:40 pm
abeatleschick94 SILVER, Montvale, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people. - John Lennon

beautiful imagery! 

Angel_17 said...
on Jan. 1 2011 at 1:23 pm
Angel_17, Tucson, Arizona
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it makes u think:)

great jobb


aim610 said...
on Dec. 29 2010 at 8:50 pm
aim610, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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no, I'm not a teacher. This was an assignment had to do for English class. I had to respond to a poem that interest me.

on Dec. 22 2010 at 12:03 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

This is a very beautyful poem! One of my new facorites!!!! Amazin job!

on Dec. 17 2010 at 10:12 am
MaRiSoL GaRcIa~MAtA, Pueblo, Colorado
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o WOW!!!! can really picture her just trapping and taking from those who are in love....i think that was the concept

 


Photo_97 said...
on Dec. 12 2010 at 12:01 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
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This is sooooo good- would you mind if i used the tittle in one of my own peices?

Evaine SILVER said...
on Dec. 12 2010 at 8:53 am
Evaine SILVER, Schulkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
live a freak, die a legend

me 2.  and the whole beauty being a disguise for a trap was very creative.  shows some resemblance to other pieces i read but still contains your own style and train of thought. nice work.

on Dec. 11 2010 at 9:10 pm
NoxVicticus GOLD, Wilmington, Delaware
14 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I HAVE TO BLOW EVERYTHING UP! IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE I'M NOT CRAZY!!!"

um... are you a teacher? Although, I agree the imagery is great.

aim610 said...
on Dec. 10 2010 at 2:30 pm
aim610, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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This is a great poem. I love the usage of powerful words in comparison to using simple, ordinary and everyday words. The imagery is great! "Her skin, buttercream by day, turns translucent by night" (line 1) and "Eyes piercing blue, penetrating those who make contact with them" (line 5) are awesome examples of imagery. You definitely have a way with letting your mind take you to a place where you are free to express and compose such a wonderful poem. What a great job well done! :)

yowhatupman said...
on Dec. 5 2010 at 10:58 pm
Woot woot! Vampire

on Dec. 5 2010 at 9:56 pm
Hope_Allie SILVER, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
Words. Solitary groups of letters, added together to express on page your emotion. Love in ink. Pain in pen.-Paul Putman

this has alot of meaning. wonderfully written. where did you get the idea for this? it sounds a lot (in my opinion) of a verse in Revelations about the harlot...but thts just me...

on Dec. 3 2010 at 1:53 pm
russian_roulette21, El Dorado, Kansas
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Thank you everyone

on Dec. 2 2010 at 11:53 am
Mr.Glass SILVER, Burlington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not what they call you, it's what you answer to."

i like this title

and the poem is amazing