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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 Sep. 16 2009 at 5:01 pm
BeachLuver455 BRONZE, Greenacres, Florida
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This poem is so beauitful, you did an excellent job(: very unique and myseterious XD

on Sep. 16 2009 at 2:17 pm
ms.long4eva SILVER, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
If life gives you fabric, make a clothing line.

me 2 vampires rok

on Sep. 16 2009 at 2:16 pm
ms.long4eva SILVER, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
If life gives you fabric, make a clothing line.

i love this poem you are very creative

anonymous said...
on Sep. 16 2009 at 10:18 am
wow! i think that this goes deep, man. r u like emily dickinson's descendant or somethin? love it!

on Sep. 16 2009 at 7:01 am
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore

See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

this is really good! it's so descriptive. it's beautiful and flows well.

on Sep. 15 2009 at 9:30 pm
hi everyone, my name is Bridget and I wrote this, and once again no no i didn't get any of this from twilight- i've never read or watched it. and in all honesty this poem came from an assignment for my darkside of literature class by one of my favorite teachers, Ms. Fangmann. THANK You so much for all your wonderful feedback!

Anon said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 5:49 pm
beautifully written, one might think of darkness, such a life must be lived amoung the shadows of others existence.Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...what do you see?

on May. 18 2009 at 7:57 pm
Tamara*Monta BRONZE, Warren, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
never regret sompthing that once made u smile

Twilight did not even cross my mind when i read this. I love this cause it is dark and misterious. Great title. If you want go check out mine!!!

on May. 16 2009 at 11:21 pm
lily clayton BRONZE, Bayfield, Colorado
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I love vampires. Great poem. Really paints a great picture

on May. 14 2009 at 1:53 am
LikeBam! SILVER, Myrtle, Missouri
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who is she? a vampire? well i love it cause it makes me think

Alik_=) SILVER said...
on May. 13 2009 at 9:28 pm
Alik_=) SILVER, Rochester, Illinois
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I really liked this! good job! could you read mine and help me with them? I definitely need the help

Ni Hao said...
on May. 13 2009 at 5:15 pm
ebony mean

LadyHaley GOLD said...
on May. 13 2009 at 4:07 pm
LadyHaley GOLD, The Colony, Texas
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wow this is veryyyyy good!!!!!!!!!!!!

renmarie1593 said...
on May. 13 2009 at 2:40 pm
This is really good!

I love the feeling behind it.

and let me take a wild guess....



on Apr. 21 2009 at 9:38 pm
cassie youngblood BRONZE, Kent, Ohio
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i love this poem...its so...

abstract, but so understandable and real at the same time.

12345 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 11:41 pm
12345 BRONZE, Strafford, New Hampshire
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I really hope you weren't thinking of Twilight when you wrote this, because it would take away from this poem bigtime. The title attracted me from the first, and what you wrote was done cleverly and truthfully. Beauty only goes so far...

on Apr. 20 2009 at 3:27 am
Cassie PLATINUM, Delisle, Other
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on Apr. 19 2009 at 1:12 am
I like how it portrayed several themes in it Not to go for looks alone, looks can be decieving... that was really good! U should write more along those lines.

Batwoman GOLD said...
on Apr. 18 2009 at 9:43 pm
Batwoman GOLD, Middlebury, Indiana
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That was so amazing I loved it. Keep writing!!!!!!

TissaB BRONZE said...
on Apr. 13 2009 at 11:46 pm
TissaB BRONZE, Sheridan, Illinois
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keep on keepin on it rocked it rocked hard!!! keep it up!