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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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on Apr. 28 2011 at 10:26 am
queentabbiecat99 GOLD, Dardanelle, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Things aren't always what they seem.

i love it XD its so creepy keep it up

on Apr. 28 2011 at 9:40 am

on Apr. 20 2011 at 4:12 pm
KianaMonay SILVER, Norfolk, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Life , The Greatest Story Never Told .

veery deep sounds like it took some thouqht. veery quud

on Apr. 19 2011 at 10:51 am
HerSecretEscape GOLD, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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This is a wicked creative title! kudos.

on Apr. 19 2011 at 5:54 am
BookWormx BRONZE, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true."-Shakespeare

I enjoyed the poem. Keep writing. <3

aud_bee said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 1:50 pm
i really enjoy the poem i think it will go to the magzine

on Apr. 11 2011 at 2:48 pm
Dominicano_Loco PLATINUM, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Live and learn, and when ya fall, Stand Strong and come back!"/"I'm goin to regrett this 1 tomorrow."

I truly enjoyed this poem. It reminds us of that age old saying "Judge not a book by its cover" excellent job. :)

love said...
on Apr. 11 2011 at 10:25 am
i   love     this     i   am   a    beatyandabeast

on Apr. 11 2011 at 9:22 am
softballfreak GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"nobody is worth your tears and the one who is wont make you cry."

I like this poem!!!! It makes you think differently about yourself!!!!! lol Fabulous JOB!!!!!

shizuka BRONZE said...
on Apr. 3 2011 at 8:49 pm
shizuka BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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one of the great poems i ever read! i 100% agree with you that the beauty is the beast!

on Mar. 31 2011 at 11:13 pm
Neon_Gypsy_Blood BRONZE, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.
~Master Yoda~

Holy Cow!! I LOVED IT! I really how you changed the point of view! It makes you stop and think about the "Happily ever after..." version differently!

on Mar. 31 2011 at 6:35 pm
inspiredbytheworld BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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This poem is very good! I especially like how you never mention what specifically the subject of the poem is, but gives hints in the text. Nice job!

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Mar. 31 2011 at 2:40 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This reminds me this book I am reading about a siren. Excellent Poem!

on Mar. 23 2011 at 9:58 am
Hollywoodundead255 SILVER, Mchenry, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
its just another chapter in life but don't close the book...... turn the page.

i absolutly love this poem its good!!!!! =)

eslher said...
on Mar. 20 2011 at 7:50 pm
This is really good and your diction is great! Keep writing.

on Mar. 17 2011 at 5:24 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

I really liked it. So true. It flowed for me as well as i see it can, and the words jump at you with force . keep writing!

on Mar. 14 2011 at 8:49 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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I like it, but you need to work on making the lines flow better

iWrite2 SILVER said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 9:35 am
iWrite2 SILVER, Jackson, Tennessee
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Great vocabulary...your poem didn't really begin to flow until the last line..which is weird. keep practicing at it

on Mar. 13 2011 at 1:52 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I loved this poem. Your style is truly unique. It was moving, and had a deep inner feeling buried beneath the flowing words. Keep writing!

on Mar. 6 2011 at 5:39 pm
lillypelt12 BRONZE, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Anything by Dr. Susse

This was a well writen poem. Very beautiful.