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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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Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 21 2011 at 7:29 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I love the title, it caught my attention right away and then your story was very well written. Also very true as to the nature of people... If you could check out my poem and tell me what you think that would be great.

on Oct. 19 2011 at 10:31 pm
Beatifuly written, and deffentiely a rewarding poem. When i read this it makes a million little picture flutter through my brian. Its quite lovely.

on Oct. 19 2011 at 6:54 pm
RachaelSt BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:

amazing!!!! poem! love it so much

on Oct. 17 2011 at 8:28 am GOLD, Topeka, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Just keep swimming." -Dory!

so well written!! it tells it straight but at the same time leaves it to the imagination...and I know that hardly makes sense, but in a sense it makes a lot. :) keep submitting stuff, some day you'll win something and I'll be able to say I have an idea who in the heck you are!!

on Oct. 7 2011 at 7:13 pm
Smiley1068 SILVER, Capitola, California
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let anyone control you

Love this poem!!!!! I love all the details and the picture!!

loop2468 said...
on Oct. 7 2011 at 12:13 pm
Very nice poem. I did write something very similar in meaning, and this has surpassed mine. Bravo.

on Oct. 4 2011 at 5:36 pm
Artemis--Sherwood GOLD, Hemet, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all stories in the end."

I like that you make the reader think, you don't simply say "This is what I have to say and it's in baby-talk." It's interesting and holds onto your attention, instead of grabbing it, then letting go.

on Oct. 4 2011 at 10:25 am
P@inLe55 PLATINUM, Poteet, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Be your self and have fun, for you only live once

I agree thats messed up to ask. if you dont see the point of the poem then plz dont post rude comments.

Rawr! said...
on Oct. 4 2011 at 9:39 am
that mean to ask!!!

satch3ll said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 10:52 am
satch3ll, Carollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
We are anonymous, We are Legion, We do not Forgive, We do not Forget, Expect Us.

so r u ugly???!?!

Mrs.parez said...
on Sep. 22 2011 at 12:46 pm


this poem really stands out...the ttle the most..i love it... great job of making me get the whole meaning of the means she may look beautiful but she really a beast...i think thats it



on Sep. 17 2011 at 1:42 pm
ArabQuest SILVER, Alexandria, Virginia
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I love it!!! :D

soldout said...
on Sep. 14 2011 at 4:10 pm
Your title really stands out. Good ideas! I rate it five stars

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:51 pm
literateViolet BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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right i tottaly agree

on Sep. 12 2011 at 7:50 pm
literateViolet BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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just great you used a lot of awsome words that kept me intersted :)

simpleasthat said...
on Sep. 12 2011 at 5:58 pm
simpleasthat, Lovettsville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"My life is like a carousel. Always moving forward, never going back."

so beautifully written! lovelovelove it

on Sep. 7 2011 at 4:33 pm
CrystalfromAMS SILVER, Noblesville, Indiana
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Good descriptions! D8 I was caught up in it. <3

on Sep. 6 2011 at 2:06 pm
blair.florence BRONZE, South Elgin, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

i love this poem it makes me think really hard about what its trying to say. its truly inspired me :) please read my poetry <3

LOvEMOnStER said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 12:08 pm
LOvEMOnStER, Farmers Branch, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"when the world puts the power of love before the love of power then the world will know peace."

i like how creepy this is.and i love the details!

Bbruch BRONZE said...
on Aug. 30 2011 at 8:36 am
Bbruch BRONZE, Peoria, Illinois
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Wow! This poem is so interesting! I love you poem! Great job!