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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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Chantal2021 said...
on Oct. 15 at 8:46 am
Chantal2021, Ewing, New Jersey
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I like how the topic of the poem "beauty is a beast" is switched instead of it being about a guy it's about a woman who could also be dangerous.

lilkitty said...
on Jul. 4 2019 at 11:02 am
lilkitty, Manhattan, New York
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This is so good! It's incredible and beautiful. Great job!

on Feb. 12 2018 at 9:33 pm
starfeather PLATINUM, Olathe, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
AD ASTRA PER ASPERA- to the stars, through difficulties.

Wow, just wow. You've got some real talent, and you are so creative! I love the word choice and the twist of Beauty being the real beast. It's a very interesting idea. You should definitely keep writing!!

Fantastic poem

on Aug. 8 2016 at 6:53 am
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
6 articles 1 photo 62 comments
This is so creative and different from another poem I've ever read. Plus the word choice is very captivating. Really amazing work!

on Apr. 26 2013 at 6:21 pm
BlackRosePetalz SILVER, Miramar, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Ooh...this was quite interesting. Gave me the impression of a succubus-like figure. Quite good! 

on Apr. 20 2013 at 8:57 pm
Gods-little-writer BRONZE, Springfield, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
light can't drive out darkness only darkness can do that, love cannot drive out hate only hate can do that.


Amazing poem. Each detail sticks in my head and i can just picture the what the girl looks like. Keep writing!!

on Apr. 12 2013 at 11:16 am
It sounds soo evil and freaky I LIKE IT

on Apr. 8 2013 at 11:37 am
Theholethatiswhole BRONZE, Auburn, Maine
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trees are poems that the Earth writes upon the sky. We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness"--Khalil Gibran

Your descriptions are fabulous. The parable of all that shimmer is not Gold is one that is easy to overdo or misuse, but not here. The title is fitting to a T. Please give my poetry a quick look, I am always looking for constructive crticism!

Yolo22 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 4:05 pm
Yolo22 BRONZE, Larned, Kansas
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I like pandas

on Mar. 17 2013 at 1:18 am
pulledheartstring, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Ooh... not everything beautiful is good.

on Mar. 12 2013 at 2:40 am
digyBritt SILVER, Rochester, Washington
9 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"be in love with your life. Enjoy every minute of it." -Jack Keronae

Title = perfection

on Feb. 16 2013 at 6:03 pm
Gracias1996 SILVER, Bradenton, Florida
6 articles 3 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

GREAT JOB! I am a new writer, would love if u guys check out my work!! ;)

on Feb. 6 2013 at 2:04 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

This sent shivers down my spine. Good job!

on Jan. 30 2013 at 10:15 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Mark of the beast... Lol, nice imagery

SpyceChik GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2013 at 5:06 pm
SpyceChik GOLD, Accra, Other
14 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it must be done, it must be done well.

Hi Bridget, just wanted to know, does this poem have any relation to the book of Revelation in the Bible? I would really like to know. Thanks :)

on Jan. 4 2013 at 2:14 pm
TommieLeah GOLD, Lagos, Other
17 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be a first rate edition of yourself, not the second rate edition of another.

where on earth did you get the inspiration?

B.C.S. BRONZE said...
on Jan. 2 2013 at 10:11 am
B.C.S. BRONZE, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
“When someone says you've changed, it's only because you stopped living your life their way.”

"harlot of the hills" That was a good line

on Jan. 1 2013 at 2:45 am
Angel1932 PLATINUM, Antioch, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime" ~ Celine Dion
"If you're going to pray don't worry... if you're going to worry don't pray." ~ Mariah Carey

This is wonderful!! Excellent Job! Im a Fan :)

on Dec. 27 2012 at 8:52 am
BlueSupernova ELITE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Damn it, Ted!"

I think this a very beautiful and well constructed poem. Good job!