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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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Sigler said...
on Sep. 20 2012 at 8:17 am
Biblical alllusions

Tita96 said...
on Sep. 20 2012 at 12:12 am
Tita96, Houston, Texas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"LIVE TODAY 2 LIVE 4 Tomorrow,in order to do this forget your sorrow"<3

your poem is so beautiful, its one of my top faves.

empc95 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 14 2012 at 10:06 pm
empc95 BRONZE, Trenton, New Jersey
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Love the imagery and diction!

on Sep. 12 2012 at 7:23 pm
AislinnBluejay GOLD, Sag Harbor, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I did not ask for the life which has been given to me, but it was given nonetheless. And with it, I have done my best."--Ekho, from Lost

This poem reminds me of my first crush...........I later found out that the person I had a crush on was dating someone way older...........and their boyfriend was abusive.

on Aug. 29 2012 at 9:45 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

Thank you for showing a peice of reality.

on Aug. 7 2012 at 11:17 pm
ThatisJennifer SILVER, Middletown, Connecticut
5 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sticks and stones will break my bones,
but your words will tear me apart."

- Jennifer Marie Chantal Egri

Congratulations for the God-given gift of your creative, imaginative and detailed mind!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 7 2012 at 4:06 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Great job!

on Jul. 26 2012 at 7:12 pm
TheReaper27 BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments

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
224 articles 0 photos 117 comments

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
23 articles 0 photos 3 comments

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.


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! :(

abbey92 GOLD said...
on Jun. 2 2012 at 2:08 pm
abbey92 GOLD, Fremont, Nebraska
10 articles 0 photos 35 comments

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
54 articles 2 photos 237 comments

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
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

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
7 articles 0 photos 25 comments

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

Darbs1325 GOLD said...
on Apr. 26 2012 at 7:42 pm
Darbs1325 GOLD, Columbus, Georgia
15 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is a reflection of 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
2 articles 0 photos 35 comments

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