Treasure Island

Wesley Garrett


Death by Beauty


Beauty is the source of all things in day,
but then Death comes to take our sight away.
Beauty is the sower of love and peace,
then Death comes a knocking so it can reap.
Beauty 's in the eye of the beholder,
but Death comes when all that mess is over.

Most think that all hope has run astray,
when death makes true beauty fade away;
but I am here to tell you the truth,
that beauty will always be in you.
Beauty is such a magical thing;
It happens when the soul laughs and sings.

Death is such a horrible sight.
Death makes moods colder than dry ice.
The world can always devour
a beautiful flawless flower.
so, The price you pay for beauty's sin
is the kiss of Death upon your chin.

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I gave this poem such an abrupt ending because that is the way life happens. The take away point is that all beauty ends. It may even seem so that being beautiful is a one way road to death. Beauty has a self-fulfilling-prophecy with Death.

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