Lovely Horror

At first you are taken by her beautiful exterior

How pleasant, how lovely; she must be superior

Her smile was photo glossy, it could flash in an instant

And her eyes sparkled brightly in the deepest cerulean

She was stylish and perky–but the longer you knew her you realized she was  snarky

She was persnickety and argumentative and loved to gossip

And though nice to your face, she was a horror behind it

She complained and grumbled, lamented and groused

And added nothing but tension to every topic expounded

She was a lovely horror–it’s sad to admit it

But her insides were ugly, distorted and crooked.

Written for day five prompt:  Paradoxes and Oxymorons

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  1. Everyone knows someone like this. It is strange they don’t figure it out. Oh, and “lovely horror” is great.


  2. Ah, the mystery of the two faced devil! Good job!


  3. snarky, persnickety, argumentative….like the adjectives but not the traits. They way outweigh outer beauty.


    • Me too–don’t like those traits in others.

      Victoria, I used that neat little “find an oxymoron” tool that napowrimo linked to–it worked very well and helped me find the start to my poem.


  4. You described so quite a few people I know.

    I should forward this to those I have especially grown to dislike more and more. 😉


  5. wow…great done!


  6. i hope you have not met a creature like this but you brought her to life… i have seen milder versions of these. that is why i never give much importance to exteriors 😉


    • No, I haven’t met anyone new in my life but have known some real “stinkers” like this in the past. I distance myself from people like this. Thank you, Trisha.


  7. Femme Fatale

    This is richly powerful. 🙂

    This reminds me of when there was no TV but the serials that used to come on the radio, how the words would just jump out at you.

    I love history, perhaps too much. 🙂


    • I’m glad you liked this, Apollorose. Thank you.

      I listened to some of those radio series even when we had TV. There was one scary one that I would listen to on occasion with some of my sisters–with the lights turned off to scare us even more! Your imagination could run wild! 🙂


      • Those were the best. Was turning the knob on the radio one day and came across some. The internet I think should have some of them.

        Memories like what you mention are bliss. 🙂


      • I would think the internet would have some–I would love to revisit that scary show that we listened to…

        Great memories for sure. 🙂


  8. awesome…

    lovely horror, great take.


  9. Ooo good one! very nice!



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