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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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on Dec. 27 2009 at 6:45 pm
Eesha-charyya SILVER, KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii
8 articles 11 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
If she's AMAZING, she won't be EASY. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's WORTH it, YOU won't give up. If you give up, you're NOT worthy... Truth is, EVERYONE is going to HURT you; YOU just got to find the ones worth SUFFERING for -Bob Marley

wow. omg im speechless, is this about vampires? B-cuz it kind of sounds lyke it. while i was reading this in my mind i was lyke picturing it all. awesome job! keep up the good work

on Dec. 25 2009 at 11:12 pm
Bingpong BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
4 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

Is it about vampire? If so, it's really good. If not, it's still good.

NotThatGirl said...
on Dec. 24 2009 at 7:31 pm
This really paints a dark picture, so invigorating!

on Dec. 22 2009 at 12:09 pm
HurtTiger SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
9 articles 2 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind.
No risk, no reward

dag...u know u guys make me sooo mad with this amazing writing that i can't even respond to without saying "speechless"! can somebody please post something less amazing so i can have something to say? Keep writiing please:-)

JennaBeth said...
on Dec. 20 2009 at 3:44 am
JennaBeth, Morrison, Oklahoma
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I think this is a great poem! You should write more. :-)

Ridelova101 said...
on Dec. 17 2009 at 7:11 pm
I Love it!

on Dec. 16 2009 at 7:45 pm
...PensiveGurl... PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
20 articles 0 photos 268 comments

Favorite Quote:
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it- Neil Gaiman.
Who are you to be who you are?-Le'Na Pernell

So Deep! Yeah! Love it! >.<

melina BRONZE said...
on Dec. 14 2009 at 9:56 pm
melina BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
4 articles 1 photo 8 comments
wow. this is a really good poem. you should check out my poems. they just got posted and i need comments and stuff :) thanks for the great read

on Dec. 14 2009 at 3:44 pm
snowdrop SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
There's no denying the wild horse in us.
Virginia Woolf

this poem is aweome!

AlbertP BRONZE said...
on Dec. 13 2009 at 8:29 pm
AlbertP BRONZE, Long Beach, California
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm a human beeeeeeing."
"Be young. Be dope. Be proud."

aha, who doesn't like a bit of dark humor?

on Dec. 13 2009 at 6:45 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
36 articles 1 photo 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

well done! keep it up... i loved this poem!

on Dec. 13 2009 at 5:21 pm
potterlight PLATINUM, Cleveland, Ohio
32 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
That makes sense

Beautiful!

on Dec. 13 2009 at 11:39 am
Claire_Milan PLATINUM, Waldorf, Maryland
29 articles 1 photo 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love that we cannot have is the one that lasts the longest, hurts the deepest, and feels the strongest because True Love cannot be found where it truly doesn't exist nor can it be hidden where it truly does."---A wise young man

I really enjoyed this piece! It is mad!!! You are very talented....Keep up the good work....and keep writing...

jimmy_a GOLD said...
on Dec. 10 2009 at 10:38 am
jimmy_a GOLD, Sanford, North Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look for me, not with a flashlight but open your heart n free your soul n there my love i shall be

deep poem friend i loved it cant wait to hear more of ur poetry

on Dec. 6 2009 at 4:46 pm
abooga.looga SILVER, Covina, California
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments
great(:

totally true about most girls these days

on Dec. 6 2009 at 12:13 am
Mrs.J.Bieber GOLD, Paulding, Ohio
12 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Every 60 seconds you spend angry or upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. So take too many photos, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt.

this was amazing. i loved it! keep writing!

PurplePinky said...
on Dec. 4 2009 at 5:33 pm
PurplePinky, Louisa, Virginia
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
There is NO Right or Wrong Answer!!!

That was a very powerful and deep poem. I liked it! Keep writing cause you will get better and better, trust me!!!

on Nov. 27 2009 at 6:29 pm
.xCutMyLifeIntoPiecesx. PLATINUM, Longmont, Colorado
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Kate Beckinsale.

on Nov. 27 2009 at 4:00 pm
Alicia-Turner BRONZE, Bradenton, Florida
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

One Word, "Deep".

on Nov. 25 2009 at 6:59 pm
revolutionary BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
4 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of man" - John Hawthorne

when i read this, i think of the girl form underworld(brain fart= forgetting her name) definite 5-star, keep writing