"Such Beauty is a Tragedy"

The Journey Long and Hard

On our quest for meaning(love),
we may sometimes falter.
As long as we never give up,
we shall not fail.
If something is worth having,
then its worth waiting for.
But things dont always go as planned.
When something good happens,
so does something bad.
I guess there's a sense of balance,
somewhere.

You're like the rose,

that withers

and fades away.

A fallen petal.

A big mistake.

Beauty lies in disaster,

and you are a tragedy.

With tragedy

lies the beautiful,

such a pitiful breed.

So pathetic.

So shallow.

Fallen angels

wished "God speed."

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

and now the rose

all covered in blood.

This is the damage

that you have done.

A parasite.

A plague.

A sorry excuse for a human being.

Oh, how the beautiful

can be so ugly.

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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

great beauty in your write high quality reading thanks


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blackreign2012 6 years ago

Awesome! I loved it rated up for sure ~hugs~


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

added a lil bit more to it.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

It's beautifully written and highly descriptive, Nikki. And you had a bit of balance in the poems - started with a more cheerful one. Would have felt better to have ended with the cheer, though. Whoever this "sorry excuse for a human being" is - needs to be strung up by the thumbs. (just kidding - even a black-heart deserves to live with his conscience) :)


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you guyz.


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Joshua Kell 6 years ago from Arizona

I have no other word, except for the oft over used word; 'Beautiful' - Thank you. (Lovely pics also).


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks again joshua :) glad you liked. you can never use the word beautiful too much.


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epigramman 6 years ago

my my my my my my MY - you are a creative anomaly and it's obvious that you love words and that words have a love affair with you.

I was so moved and touched by your poetic prowess that I forgot to go to the bathroom - and I AM FROM MARS so it's a long trip home!


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

This was truly haunting

A beautiful write my dear!


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u nighthag. these emotions had haunted me for quite some time.


documentor 4 years ago

Interesting. I've typically found that ugly people even if they start off beautiful become ugly from the inside out until it shows.

Beautiful poeple, no matter how they start out, look beautiful to others because of their inner kindness.

Being envious of beauty instead of appreciating it defines the person who is degrading the lovely ones, at least in my opinion.

Very few emotionally healthy women spend eight years writing about the evils of beauty. In fact, very few emotionally healthy women obsess on one beautiful woman online to the exclusion of living any sort of their own lives.

I see a lot of this envy poetry in various intrafanned names that is both poorly done and looks like it was written by the same tortured soul. However a sideways compliment or form of unrequited love to the one addressed, it's also an insight into the inner ugly of the bad poet.

To you I say, salvation is always possible, but it will only come when you attend to your own flaws and repair them rather than continuing to project your vileness onto others.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Well documentor. you dont know the whole story behind this. and these arent my flaws, trust me those are much different and are tended to every day. But this is about one particular, actually 2 particular people at the time. a guy and a girl. a guy who broke my heart in many ways and a girl he chose over me who broke his heart no matter how much he says she didnt, he was hurt, both would be said to be of the beautiful people standards, and not saying that I am not beautiful because I am, but beauty differs from inside and outside and some people have both or one, some may have neither. Hence why beautiful people can be so ugly. We all have our ugly moments. We all do things we are ashamed of and things that may seem cruel to others. No one is perfect, and no one is perfectly beautiful.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Some learn the HARD WAY that the Grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You are Beautiful in more ways than one, and the words that you write are Gorgeous.

Simply Beautiful.

P.S. Nice Hub, you aqre getting closer to that pic of a face.

Much Love

Michael


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Cleaner! I like the non rhyming comment. seems more natural and true :)

P.S. That would be awesome. I like knowing what my online friends look like lol


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Why would anyone want a pic of a hot blooded latino man?


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

just to put a face to the name is all. I dk some people like hot blooded latinos.


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

How did I miss this? These are really wonderful, Nikki. I'm glad I read these poems. Dark but so exquisite and like a violin quartet with creeping highlights making the tension... and I love the artwork. :)


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suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

Beautiful poem - great images. I'm a fan.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

Beautiful and heart-wrenching, Nikki.........


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you Cathy. glad you found this one. Hmm that describes the mood behind this all too well. Suziecat and ExoticHippieQueen Thanks for stopping by. and thanks for the comments. :)


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

It's as beautiful as it is sad.

I often see things (same things) in different lights entirely depending on my mood and yet I never stop being shocked how my own perception changes everything.

A beautiful rose...

Blood can be washed off

But roses come with thorns

and that is the part of the truth

Where there is a beauty

There is always a beast nearby

Maybe even within

Beautiful poem, beautiful images.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Kallini. Definitely a beast within, Ive acknowledged that a long time ago. Truth hurts and thats why I love roses so much, because they are honest. They are thorned. and sometimes the pain just cant be washed off. Blood can leave stains. I consider myself stained...I just know how to hide it. Most of the time anyway.


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Honesty ... that is my predicament. I have never thought of roses as honest flowers...

takes an eye of an artist and a poet to see things in different lights.

I find your analogy interesting and surprising.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks kallini. :)


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thinice13 4 years ago from Colorado

Love the poem, it conveys so much and you did it with a short and sweet approach. Awesome.


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Secret lies 4 years ago from Redlands California

I have always loved the darkness in your words. So amazingly divine. The very way heartache reaches into my soul and squeezes the beauty out and fills me with pain. Love your style Nicole.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks as always to you Johnny.

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