La Belle et La Bete

By PoeticMeditations

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?


About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.
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