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Dorian Grey Abridged

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Dorian Grey Abridged

The painting showed his perfect beauty,
For that kept he’d sell his soul
And cast aside his godly duties
To pursue his evil goals.

With every evil deed he stays
Adorned with handsome youthful looks
While his painting shows decay –
Reveals the slash of Satan’s hooks.

Yet in despair he could not bear
To see the picture of his soul,
Now old and ugly he would tear
With plunge of dagger sharp and cold.

Screams of pain shot down the lane
As Mr. Grey fell to the floor,
And the maid was thought insane
When she described just what she saw.

On the floor, a monster dead
With dagger deep within his chest
Yet there upon the wall she said,
Pictured beauty at its best.

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 1:58:00 PM
    Craig, A nice winning Quatrain. I don't know the form, however --Well done... Always ~LINDA

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:03:00 PM
    A great write that rightly gave a fine win! Congrats!!!

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 6:08:00 PM
    A favorite story of mine...You captured it really well...Tim

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:21:00 PM
    Bravo. One of my favorite classics.

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Very mysterious and intriguing, congrats on your win Craig

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 10:55:00 AM
    Congratulations, Craig! Love how you molded this classic in a few vivid lines. // paul

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 10:11:00 AM
    Bravo, this is picture perfect Craig. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:19:00 AM
    Greatly penned story Craig ! Pain pictured perfect n we appreciate the pic ,, n not feel the pain ? Did I construe right? Congrats on big win!

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 6:42:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win, Craig my friend! You managed to convey the entire horror story in a few stanzas.... Bravo!... Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 12:59:00 AM
    Enjoyed a classic story well penned, Craig. congrats

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:28:00 PM
    Vividly told Great work. congratulations. love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 7:48:00 PM
    Just so happens, I saw a very old version of the movie ...on TCM not too long ago, ....I can remember being fascinated with this story when I was growing up, the sinister twisted mind of someone who was afraid of growing old.... You told the story expertly !! A great subject to write about.....you have done it justice!

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 7:45:00 PM
    Our past will always come back to haunt us!.... I really enjoyed how you retold this classic story in poetic form. Excellent work, Craig! Congratulations on your first place win!

  1. Date: 7/17/2014 2:08:00 PM
    Makes me want to read the book! Stimulating work here. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/8/2014 3:36:00 PM
    hmmmm if for me it is fine Craig but I didn't get it? It didn't come through yet? L & L

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 7/8/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL--not for your contest---hahahehehoho 8-)
  1. Date: 7/3/2014 9:39:00 AM
    the weekness of man to sell his soul for something he could never hold on to

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 7/3/2014 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Funny Frederic but in some way don't we do it ourselves--hmmm, interesting consideration for a contest! How do we compromise what we know is right? Surely we all do by some measure but it is certainly a slippery slope!