Beware Beguiling Beauty

A lovely lady beguiles a luckless lad
Of unwitting others she might have had

The fairest face may be foul of heart
Deft deceit is how now it shall start

Like fated moths drawn to the light
Novices can't tell wrong from right

This lady then connives confusing witch's what
Spins spells that do convince what is not

She conjures him to shirk sacred duty
So sure he's blinded by her beauty

She coyly coddles this beamish boy
His twisted thinking in frabjous joy

He peers deeply down into her soul
Seeing darkness finding blackest coal

It hearkens back to Eden's first sin
Stirs silent shadows sunk long within

Beware that all's not as it seems
Beauty's illusion can change what it means

Purpose or pulchritude which will impress
When next we witness a damsel's distress

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: beauty,illusion,truth
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