My truth. My life.

Beyond Beauty

I look out at you and see beauty.

That Beauty deceives.

Would I survive in your world?

Is it possible to endure the

affliction you would cause me?

My sweet land of liberty.


And now, on to our Trifextra.  We want you to choose one of the pictures
below and give us a 33-word response to it.  Your responses will be judged by
the community this weekend.  If you use the photo on your blog, you must
include the attached accreditation (with active links).

This weekend’s challenge is community-judged.
  • For the 12 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links.
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link.  To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone.
  • You have 12 hours to vote.  It’s not much time, so be diligent! We’ll send out reminders on Twitter and Facebook.
Good luck!

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51 thoughts on “Beyond Beauty

  1. hard for beauty to survive sometimes. Love this, Deana

  2. It looks different from above. Well written!

  3. It’s so tough for innocence to survive in this world …

  4. I absolutely Love this! And your “That beauty deceives” is such an accurate line in this world today. TY for sharing. To me, it is perfect for this photo.

  5. 2old2tap on said:

    The question is, can we survive in this world. Well done, Deana.

  6. Deana, I got choked up when I read “my sweet land of liberty”. Great work!

  7. This is lovely. Of course, I took the silly approach on this pic. Nicely written.

  8. We always want to believe in beauty, but it does deceive us. This was very powerful.

  9. You captured the essence of that photo very well. Thanks for creating such good work.

  10. Draug419 on said:

    Beauty in all forms can be misleading…

  11. The last line is terrific! Sums up the piece with ‘beauty.’ Great work.

  12. Beauty is deceiving. We have to dig to find it’s truth. This is beautiful.

  13. Lovely poem! I like the POV of the pigeon contemplating his/her possibility of survival.

  14. Enduring the affliction. That is survival, isn’t it?

  15. “I look out at you and see beauty.

    That Beauty deceives.”

    This was so true, and very well written… You managed to say a whole lot in 33 words! Excellent!


  16. The view from above obscures the ugliness, but I don’t think the bird is fooled.

  17. it all does look so nice, tranquil, and harmless from a distance, doesn’t it…

  18. Beauty can be deceptive. Beautifully captured the bird’s thoughts.

  19. Simply beautiful!What looks beautiful may be just a hidden face of something ugly.We all need to ask this question-the pigeon’s thoughts are wandering in the right direction:-)

  20. I’m not sure of their life span. Might just be months. Still we seem to see no fewer 😉

  21. Nice response, D-Bo. Very majestic.

  22. Oooo. This is good, Deana!

  23. Deana, congrats on winning third place this weekend! I loved you story! Between you and me, I’m wondering what a guy has to do to win one of these challenges! 🙂

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