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Death by Beauty

A smile moves across her lips
She gazes at her crime
A scar across her flesh and soul
To haunt her for all time
She’ll waste away for all she cares
Never stops to use her brain
Doesn’t care about the ones who are close
All she cares about is pain

She wants to be what the others expect of her
Doesn’t care about the self-respect for her
A rose can’t be a forget-me-not
Can’t she see what all she has got
Already?

Never to go back again
She feels the world is at an end
She will never show her grief
Although she’ll cry in empty streetS

She’d sooner live like a desolate mole
Living in fear in an empty hole
Screaming silent wails alone
Content to live in her mental home

A final tear falls from her eye
It hits the ground, it’s followed by
A beautiful body, mutated by hate
A kind word could have stopped it, but it is too late
One two many bricks in the wall in her mind
Molding her demise because her heart was blind
This self conscious being could never have won
For she was destroyed by the beautiful ones

She wouldn’t fight back, wouldn’t respect herself
In the end, she managed only to wreck herself
A rose can’t be a forget-me-not
Little did she know, she had all she had sought
Already

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 8:30:00 PM

    Hello Jacob, stopping by to read tis poem again... I'd seen you are a new poet here and only have 3 poems. I hope you don't mind my enjoyment of this poem again.. I like the way you pinned this poem perfectly, while she is in her own expressive world. I like the image of the rose, and how it never will compare to a forget me not ;-) and yes we women go through lots of cold acts in life.. sorry to hear this one was blinded by her own ways... always...pd
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 7:03:00 PM

    Very well written. Namaste. Rick
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 1:11:00 PM

    love the deepness ... your poem has a good ending... always...pd

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