"A Dark Faery Tale" #7: Beauty and Beast"

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A beauty and a beast,
As one their hearts did beat.
Until that fatal night,
They did meet their plight.

A girl who can not love,
despite the beast's dire disbelief,
can not save him from this curse.
The rose will admit defeat.
A bit more each day,
slowly it dies,
and with it goes the end,
of the beast's human life.
But Beauty was cursed now, too,
though she did not know,
unless she could learn to love,
and cause the rose to grow.
Years of distrust,
just made it too hard,
so Beauty had cut out
her very own heart.
Unaware that
she would not face death,
but that she would still live,
after taking her last breath.
Because of a coward's decision,
and a selfish deed,
denied her love,
he remains a beast.
As her body turns
pale and cold,
the last petal
falls from the rose.
She would remain alive,
empty inside and hollow,
a ghost in a shell,
full of rage and sorrow.

A beauty and a beast,
Their hearts no longer beat.
Forever cursed. Forever Broken.
True love was the token...

...that would have set them free.


© Copyright NMJ 2011

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Amazing Nikki!! I am just flabbergasted with these like a collection a masterpiece a token of best!!!

Smiles :)

Bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u bella! your always first in line to read my dark faery tales thank you.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Beauty becomes the Beast.Undead of this I dread,lol.;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yep yep acer. undead indeed. thanx!


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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Very nice!:)


thisismylife9123 5 years ago

loving the picture, nikz. that's how the story should have ended.


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mylife=adventure 5 years ago from Wisconsin

Amazing Poem! Thanks for sharing it was a great read!

Stay happy and true -Mylife


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

Your very talented, Nikki, well done.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

"Oh how sad", she said grinning.


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Clever, enjoyed reading, I love dark fairy stories! :-)


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

This is awesome! I really loved this! Love up and beautiful!! :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you so much everyone, glad you enjoyed it. and left such wonderful comments for me to read this blah monday morning.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Oh no! They didn't fall in love! I have a 3 year old niece who would some strong words for you!

Ha ha, good write though. Fun and original.


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No_Clue 5 years ago

I love the way you constructed and wove this dark tale. You have that way with words, Nikki! Excellent poetic rendition of Beauty and the Beast!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

aww well dont let her read this lol. glad you liked it though. and thank you no clue glad you liked it too. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

aww well dont let her read this lol. glad you liked it though. and thank you no clue glad you liked it too. :)


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Yes indeed, if the real one was like this maybe i would care to watch and i see you gave two comments to no_clue, showing favortism huh, lol...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha, hubpages was acting up lol.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

I am such a fan of your dark fairy tales, and this was no disappointment. just great!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank ya much hun. glad you are a fan. i never want to dissapoint.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Hi thanks for reminding me to read this. Stunning version, you never disappoint. Simply an awesome poem.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hehe your welcome. glad you approve. thanks.


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia

Oh yes still a happy fan of yours that's for sure!

this was and is still so great, a dark poem full of tragedy and pain how a fairy tale is supposed to go... just wonderful!

Voting up and sharing on :)


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

Very Romeo and Juliette-ish..though much darker.


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Nikkij504gurl 15 months ago from Louisiana Author

a very sad tale... the moral being never give up on love. it will kill you on the inside and curse you to an empty hollow shell of a life. make you cruel and resent the world. make u a monster....a beast.

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