LA BELLE ET LA BETE
Hidden deep beneath this bestial facade,
Can you see past this monstrosity
And catch a glimpse of nobility;
A kindred spirit which pride has forbade?
Cursed forever for haughty arrogance,
Chastised by affliction’s painful cruelties,
Humbled by all my iniquities,
Is redemption possible in a dance?
Time measured by the petals of a rose.
Can love be found in this world so cruel,
Hidden deep within, a priceless jewel,
Before hope is lost with the coming snows?
Lack of charm and grace – such a meager feast.
Could love’s virtue to this soul impart
And soothe and tame this wild, savage heart.
Can beauty find a way to love this beast?