Beauty, or: The Beast

A Limerick

Squabble broke out between Beast and Beauty;
Much insulted, he thought her quite snooty,
As at a sumptuous feast,
She'd claimed he(!) was the beast,
But 'twas not he with that small, bony booty!

W3 poetry prompt

This poem was written for Aishwarya’s W3 poetry prompt, which is to write a beauty-themed poem using either one of these two poetic forms:

  1. American Sentence;
    • Click HERE for explanation of โ€˜American Sentenceโ€™;
  2. Limerick;
    • Click HERE for explanation of the โ€˜Limerickโ€™.

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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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51 thoughts on “Beauty, or: The Beast”

  1. Lol
    Look at this courageous bony beast
    Taking on the fatted meat.
    Have a great Thursday
    Hope to catch you in the evening

  2. Ha! David it is obvious that they were NOT made for each other. I can only imagine that the squabble was inconsequential to the real issue that he found her beastly in excess of his being a beast!

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