The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem based on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. :)

Submitted: January 16, 2010

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Submitted: January 16, 2010

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A picture of perfection,
A curious sight.
Hidden from view,
A wondrous delight.

Never aging nor dying,
Not changing at all,
Just a price to be paid,
So your life will ne’er fall.

To barter one’s soul,
Is to truly give in,
To admit defeat,
And to let darkness win.

But to stay young forever?
An incredible feat,
To impress those around you,
And all those you meet.

Yet inside you’re dying,
Subject to a curse.
Pleasure and desire
Have emptied your purse.

A picture in ruins,
A curious sight.
Hidden from view,
A monstrous fright. 


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