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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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BradRAB BRONZE said...
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
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

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!

on Mar. 11 2012 at 9:00 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.

Wow, this is liek my dream come true. I always had a theory that beauty was a beast, and I even drew a picture of it :3 This is like the stuff from my imagination printed on paper

MMorton said...
on Feb. 22 2012 at 7:58 am
MMorton, N/A, North Carolina
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I really like the thought invocing poems up here. 

on Feb. 20 2012 at 6:25 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

This sounds so much like one of the ones I wrote! Great job!

on Feb. 13 2012 at 7:23 pm
AnimalNatureGirl SILVER, Oxford, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
Never go into a docter's office whose plants have died.

Awesome work!!! Keep it up! Check out mine!

RTB5574 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 6 2012 at 11:21 am
RTB5574 BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"who's God"

This poem is really good and has a lot of meaning because it is so true; also gives a lot of imagery and flows real well

on Feb. 2 2012 at 7:18 pm
C.K.Snow SILVER, Morden, Other
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Wow! Great imagery in this poem!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 9:25 pm
xXx_Fox_xXx BRONZE, Conbe, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Where a rose is, a thistle can not grow" ~The Secret Garden
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" ~Ghandi
"Every road leads somewhere, its just a matter of where you want to go..." ~???

Lovely, nicely done

on Jan. 31 2012 at 7:36 pm
stardreamer SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
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love this poem!! :) very creative !!

on Jan. 31 2012 at 2:48 am
ashleydarling GOLD, Lafayette, California
11 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Of course this is happening in your head, Harry. But why on earth would that mean it's not real?"

Very beautiful! Wonderful use of prose. Painted a lovely image.

on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:21 pm
Jen_Vargas BRONZE, COVERT, Michigan
1 article 2 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the Power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."~Jimi Hendrix

I like this poem a lot. Sounds deep. lol (:

Julianna410 said...
on Jan. 26 2012 at 7:44 pm
Wait did you call a vampire the w*%&e of the hills or is she just literally a prostitute? Other than that good poem.

Biknod said...
on Jan. 26 2012 at 12:43 pm
Biknod, Haymarket, Virginia
0 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the moon; even if you miss you'll fall among the stars."

It's a great poem! Comment on some of mine??

jusc44 BRONZE said...
on Jan. 18 2012 at 12:36 pm
jusc44 BRONZE, Ankeny, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
you only have one life, live it

Really good! check out my poem 'Our Love' Thanks