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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 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!

on Aug. 29 2011 at 6:32 pm
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
19 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

beautifully worded.

please comment/rate on one of my poems i have not gotten any comments yet and really want feedback!


EmiEm SILVER said...
on Aug. 29 2011 at 4:52 pm
EmiEm SILVER, Northampton, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I wasn't sitting in the desert in rave wear thinking about Simon Cowell when I was on acid."
~Adam Lambert~

"The work offered by organized crime must have an attraction to the insane."
~Dr. Crane/Scarecrow~

iwish i  was this interesting when i write

on Aug. 25 2011 at 1:43 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

You just say you're 13 or older, and you can join...that's what I do when I really want to join something...although I'm sure you're beginning to understand that teens want privacy

on Aug. 21 2011 at 1:14 pm
wiredlife BRONZE, Princton, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

wow this is a very original idea!!! love how you said that beauty is the beast!!!

on Aug. 16 2011 at 3:35 pm
Ladywarrior123 SILVER, San Antonio, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's like a novel. With the end ripped out. The edge of a canon. With only one way down."
-Rascal Flatts (Stand)

The title alone was amazing I knew this was going to be a great poem. I was right!!!

on Aug. 12 2011 at 8:09 pm
sunny.all.day. GOLD, Potomac, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."
— A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
"writing is a struggle against silence" carlos fuentos
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

has anyone else seen the other poem posted called beauty beast or something like that thats similar to this

on Aug. 5 2011 at 7:54 pm
bEllAhOPe BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
\"Flying is simple... you just throw yourself at the ground and miss.\"

From the second I clicked on the title, I was fully intending that I would enjoy this, and I most certainly did. It's a comforting message that all of us need to take at eye level from time to time. Thank you for publishing this.

on Jul. 30 2011 at 1:10 am
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

LOVED this :)

on Jul. 22 2011 at 12:17 am
batmanfreakk SILVER, Valparasio, Indiana
5 articles 12 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
This isn't a fairy tale or some book, it's reality.

i really like this poem, very descriptive.

I LIKE PIE said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 12:13 pm

Hey, hi. 

I think that teen ink should let more people partisapate. At least on the forums. I am not a member b/c I am only 12 :( . I wish I could do more than just comment  on other peoples stuff... SOMEONE FIX THAT!!


on Jul. 18 2011 at 1:02 pm
Angie.Hudak GOLD, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope for the best, expect the worst."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley

Totally in love with this. Caught my attention and held it! Such good writing[:

on Jul. 16 2011 at 3:49 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
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Let me guess--vampires? But this is excellent... "Twilight Caliber"!!!

If you get a chance, check out my poem, "True Colors" and leave some feedback! (^_^)


inkers GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 5:20 pm
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

This is pretty good! <3

Maria09 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 8 2011 at 3:22 pm
Maria09 BRONZE, East ST. Louis, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"The hardest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom"

So unconventional, so creative. I love it

on Jul. 8 2011 at 3:07 pm
KristinHopkins8 SILVER, Aspen, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die"

i love the clever title! that's what really drew me in to read it from curiosity

on Jun. 30 2011 at 2:02 am
BellelaVie SILVER, Fairbanks, Alaska
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I'm sure you are :)

Samlu PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 22 2011 at 4:06 am
Samlu PLATINUM, MPLS, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
close mouth don't get feed

that was a great poem