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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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on Jul. 26 2012 at 7:12 pm
TheReaper27 BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Youll never succeed unless you try

Wow nice details! you're really talented, keep writting!

on Jul. 11 2012 at 2:10 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

Watch out, she's coming for you! Great writing.

on Jun. 23 2012 at 4:06 am
Vanessa Sanchez BRONZE, N. Las Vegas, Nevada
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This had caught my attention, I love it,

on Jun. 21 2012 at 7:38 pm
Queen25 PLATINUM, San Antonio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Look up and smile because there is always tomorrow."

Great use of diction!

Katie-jo said...
on Jun. 21 2012 at 7:10 pm
Katie-jo, Triangle, Virginia
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Wow, this is awesome! And a bit scary...awesome!

Please check out some of my writing, too, when you get the time!


on Jun. 20 2012 at 3:28 pm
ALovelyGirl BRONZE, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

-Javan

How very deep this poem is. Its nice.

on Jun. 12 2012 at 9:15 am
theadventuresofemma GOLD, Ontario, Other
12 articles 2 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.
For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.
And for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
-Audrey Hepburn

I love that show! and it made me sad that litte red couldn't be with Peter! :(

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on Jun. 2 2012 at 2:08 pm
abbey92 GOLD, Fremont, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
she smiles like she's so tough
she's just someones daughter waiting for some one to love her

never leave the one you love for the one you like because the one you like will leave you for the one they love

i really like it, it reminds me of the cartor "little red riding hood" off of the new tv series Once apon a time.... but anyways thats just me.  :)

on Jun. 1 2012 at 7:19 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I think it makes sense, I mean it's like a syren really.

on May. 27 2012 at 6:39 pm
who_is_she BRONZE, Anderson, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
nobody says you have to keep the circumstances your'e given.

wow, cool symbolism.keep it up.

on Apr. 27 2012 at 4:22 pm
tinytechie SILVER, 34 Ridgewood St., Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I've been singing since I was born" - Idina Menzel

i thought was going to be about how the world is so obsessed with appearances

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on Apr. 26 2012 at 7:42 pm
Darbs1325 GOLD, Columbus, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Life is a reflection of intent....love reflects love....hate reflects hate....-Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the world puts you down, keep your head up!-Anonymous?

enjoyed it alot 

on Apr. 19 2012 at 10:26 pm
spirtualpersonification BRONZE, Glenview, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible, the word impossible says i am possible" - Audrey hepburn <3

I enjoyed this poem, very decriptive and helped me paint a mental picture in my mind.... looking forward to reading more of your pieces

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on Apr. 19 2012 at 1:23 pm
BradRAB BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream big and dare to fail."

Very descriptive and it was good in that it created very vivid imagery in my mind. However I need to comment on the fact that, although wonderfully descriptive, it drifts from context here and there. You made a reference to her skin "butter-cream" by day but by night she is translucent. Are you saying that this woman is a wonderful person and beautiful by day but at night turns ugly? The reference to a change between night and day could be rewritten so as not to confuse, because to me you have a sort of metamorphosis. Either that is what you are going for, or I'm terrible at analyzing. I do understand that her beauty deceives, it's the oldest story and the way you portrayed it is unique and wonderful, however at the end you say the beast is marked in her hands. You never once mentioned her hands, and then I am told that the symbol of her seemingly cruel nature and evil lies in her palms. It was a confusing way to end the poem but beyond that it really is lovely and oh so very eerie, which I love. Well done! Loved it overall.

on Apr. 19 2012 at 12:27 pm
Whitterbug BRONZE, Rainier, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"A rose can't be a dandelion, and a dandelion can't be a rose" -Anonymous

Very good:) Absolutely loved it!

 


on Apr. 19 2012 at 9:36 am
EliteCobra9000 BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Get After It

I think your imagery is fantastic. the theme and tone of the poem is very well thought out and i think your use of beauty is a very good idea. i enjoyed your poem because it brought a negative light to beauty and turned the tables in a way. well done.

on Apr. 19 2012 at 7:46 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

I really love this poem, but to me it's a little confusing. Still loved the imagry though.

on Mar. 28 2012 at 7:10 pm
lbbarlow125 DIAMOND, Yonkers, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Veni Vedi Vici"

How did this  get so much hype. Omg

on Mar. 26 2012 at 6:57 pm
africanqueen BRONZE, St. Kitts, Other
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Favorite Quote:
*BONUS* Wassup

Beauty is tyhe beast, Great topic!!! That topic relates to so many people in life. Many people are pretty on the outside but really ugly on the inside. They have a nasty personality and they attitude is awful. I love this poem!!! Great job.

on Mar. 11 2012 at 9:01 am
DreamInTheRain SILVER, Nevada City, California
5 articles 1 photo 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music, It Runs Through My Veins Like A River, Lyrics Flow To The Beat Of Sound.

Thank you! Your potry skills are absolutely amazing!