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Beauty: My Side Effect

January 19, 2012
By Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
32 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

Goodbye world.

Something is going on.

I awoke and all the light was gone.

I guess someone stole the sun.

Maybe I should try to run.

But I can't see up.

Which way is down?

Everything is black.

There's no turning back.

I'm locked inside, forced to hide.

To change; to rearrange.

Never enough,for the world's eyes.

Taken captive; my sweet demise.

Tangled in something.

Feeling trapped.

No choice.

My destination mapped.

My life has been stolen.

Turning me into something else.

Changing my appearance.

My skin melts.

Melts away: my world is gray.

What's happening?

I see a light.


What's this?

I have wings!?

Please tell me I can fly.

Am I dreaming? Did I die?

I was nothing.


A crawling, pointless insect;
born with a defect.

I guess beauty if my side effect.

I'm a butterfly.

For once, I'm breath taking.

I'll steal your breath away.

Hello world.

Watch me fly; fly so far away.

Your evil nets mean nothing to me.

I'm going to find my destiny.

I've heard that it awaits for me.

You couldn't capture me,

Even if you ran.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness.

Catch me, if you can.

The author's comments:
In this poem, the transformation of a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly is symbolic and it means that Outer beauty is only skin-deep but inner-beauty goes way further.
Just because you aren't as good-looking on the outside, doesn't mean you aren't beautiful.


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This article has 4 comments.

on Jan. 26 2012 at 6:42 pm
Ezzallenne PLATINUM, Austell, Georgia
32 articles 3 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

Go ahead, Lol. (:

on Jan. 26 2012 at 6:29 pm
recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
9 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"These are the times that try men's souls." - Thomas Paine.

"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." - On the Water Front

"This is my place of failure."

Awesome! I especially love the last line! "I'm on the pursuit of happiness. Catch, me if you can!" I might just have to quote you! ;D

Shmelmo GOLD said...
on Jan. 25 2012 at 1:54 pm
Shmelmo GOLD, Elma, Iowa
16 articles 9 photos 143 comments

Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Absolutely loved it. You put a really cool meaning behind it and the poem itself kind of hides the true meaning - which is what I love the most about it! Could you check out my poem - Once a Survivor, Forever a Fighter - and give me some feedback? Thanks!

on Jan. 25 2012 at 1:51 pm
Future_Worlder PLATINUM, Council Bluffs, Iowa
22 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Carpe Diem!

I really liked this! beauty can sometimes cause unwanted cansequences