A Beauty and the Beast

Updated on May 12, 2019
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Beauty and The Beast
Beauty and The Beast

She stared in the mirror,

Her beauty made the angels ashamed

But she was unhappy

As her mind had become maimed

He walked into the room,

Stood behind her and rest his right hand on her shoulder

She saw his ugliness,

It made her shudder

He squeezed her tightly as he stared at her through the mirror with piercing eyes

He needed her pain to give him that feeling of high

Tears ran down her soft face as the nightly terror replayed in her mind

A beautiful immigrant suffering just for staying rights.


He would go to work daily

But at nights she was his slave

HE hid behind his privilege, always giving the neighbors a good morning wave

But behind his door was a beauty living in anguish

For the beast had done unspeakable things,

But she couldn’t explain for English was not her language

But could she, could she talk really?

For if she did, she would certainly be deported from the country

He had the entire game to his self and he made sure to play everyday

For the price of a better life in this country there was much to pay


She cried nightly, wondering why the world has to be so bitter

She kneeled, she prayed, but there seems to be no answer

Pretty Isabella, how beautiful you are

But the beast has clawed away at your very essence

Leaving his deep dirty scars.

© 2019 Clive Williams

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    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This piece makes me ponder just how many women/men/children are in this situation and can do nothing because of fear of deportation. Well done clive.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I think this poem speaks clearly to a real problem, not just in the US but it other countries as well. This poor woman has no easy way to get help, and she is being abused probably in every imaginable way.

      We hear of these rings of evil men who keep immigrant women and children in a slave situation. I think you spoke clearly Clive!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 months ago from USA

      Perhaps he will meet an untimely end and improve her situation overnight?

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am not reading my wife this as she is an immigrant and me a beast. I think Bona Notte. years since my time there but the opera comes from there I think.

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