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"Fairytale Series: Beauty and the Beast" by Emma Kathryn

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This is a commission that I did for my good friend Asya. (Yes I do commissions) We were sitting in English during the break and I had a bit of paper in front of me and my hand was twitching because I was desperate to write something so I turned to Asya and just hit out with 'Asya, what was your favourite fairytale EVER?' She told me Beauty and the Beast so I did this for her. I printed it on nice red paper with fancy black print and signed it then gave it to her as a present. She was all chuffed with it and I felt all proud that I'd made someone happy with something I'd written. It was a really nice feeling...all warm and fuzzy...bit wierd for me really ^_^
And guess what...her wee sister wants me to do something for her now too! Eek!
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←- Fairytale Series: Alice in Wonderland: Fallen | Fairytale Series: The Little Mermaid: Goodbyes -→

Beauty and the Beast

Emma Kathryn

 

On that dark, cold, stormy night,

She raced up on her horse in the rain,

She leapt from its back as the wind whipped her cloak

And she screamed and she shook at the great iron gate.

 

She had come for her father who had lost his way

In the wind and the torrents of darkness,

But what she found, the sight she faced,

Her father’s cruel captor; the horror of the beast.

 

She stood her ground, stayed still and strong,

Our beauty did not cry and flee,

But she made a pact with the monstrous beast;

Spare her father’s life and she was his for eternity.

 

The beast agreed to this promise,

The deal it had been made;

The sweet beauty was his

And her father had been saved.

 

He gave her what he called “freedom,”

But only on his castle grounds,

He considered his demands to be reasonable

Yet wondered why she frowned.

 

She did not enjoy his company, his manners or his character,

In her dark eyes he was foul-tempered and rude,

So she kept to herself, the only things she cared for

Was his wild red roses and his great many books.

 

He tried and tried to befriend dear beauty,

But rejection he did face

And forever it would remain this way

If she remained frozen and he a disgrace.

 

Though eternity is a very long time

And a compromise they came to;

She would be more warm and open

And he would behave the best he could.

 

The two became closer and quite attached,

Isn’t it strange how feelings can grow?!

But she continued to deny and question

The feelings she could not show.

 

As time went by, the beast came to terms

With a horrible fact that haunted his dreams;

If he truly loved the beauty he held in a cage,

He must let her spread her wings and leave.

 

But what he did not tell her

Was that as he continued to live a loveless life

And let the lonely years crawl on,

Without her all that was left for him: a sudden, untimely death.

 

It came to her choice; stay or go

And, without knowing this dark truth,

She chose to stay

And chose to love the beast

 

Her three little words

Lifted a weight so heavy

And erased curses from both hearts

Of the beast and his beauty.

 

 

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14 Sep 200545 Iqra
hey again, u must b getting sick of me but i love the retelling i have read the little mermaid and that's really good as well. I hope u do another retelling of another story. I'll talk to u about it. I would also like to read ur book (well as much as you've written) well keep up the good work and i'll talk to u later!!

luv Iqra xxx

14 Emma Kathryn replies: "Hey! Don't worry, I'd never get sick of any comments (well except nasty ones :-S) and I'm glad you liked! Ah, I'm afraid that the book will be kept under lock and key until it's published so you'll just have to wait! Mwahahaha! But anyway, it's nice that you're interested, thanks! And sure I'll get another fairytale sorted sometime soon!
Lotsaluv, Em"
29 Jan 2006:-) Laura de Lange
He he he! Nice emotions. I liked the fact that by saying those three important words we all need to know, they were both freed.

44 Emma Kathryn replies: "Ahhhhhh l'amour don't ya just love it!!!! Thanks for reading and I think that love can set us all free, we just have to find it...
Wow, that was a bit too deep for a Sunday evening! I'll be quiet now...
Lotsaluv, Em"
10 Feb 2006:-) Kazz Leer
Sniff, sniff, It's so...so...Gorgeous! I forgot how much I love these fairytales.

8 Emma Kathryn replies: "Awwww, here have a tissue *hands over tissue*
Lotsaluv, Em"
30 Jun 200645 She-Drake draketeeth@yah...com>
It was a good poem, I'm sittin' here reading it to my kid brother and he can't decide which poem he liked more, you're 'Alice in Wonderland' or this one. heehee.

47 Emma Kathryn replies: "Cool! Thank you very much and if you want to confuse him even further I've got a little mermaid poem too...now before he points and laughs, it's not the fuzzy disney version its the scary hans christian anderson version when she has to kill the prince in order to live :-S scary stuff!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Lotsaluv, Em"
30 Oct 2006:-) Liesel Booker
I likies! It's a seamless blend of humor and emotion that gives us both the familiar and the new.

11 Emma Kathryn replies: "Awww, thank you!
Lotsaluv, Em"
20 Nov 200645 Ashley O'connell aka Gaurdian angel
yes very good. Only to find the one love for you to ease the pain that you would like to forget and hold someone close without the fear of having to let that person go someday. Yes, a commit from someone younger probably since I am 17 and you seem to be in your early 20's. Love can hurt but also heals.

44 Emma Kathryn replies: "heyhey...thank you very much for stopping by and even more for reading. Actually, I'm 17 too, well I turn 18 2 weeks today *excited dance* but I'm quite flattered that you think am older *thumbs up* wonder what gave that impression...anyway, yes love does hurt but its even the tiniest of happy moments that make it all worth while.
Thank you again for your time.
Lotsaluv, Em"
21 Jan 2007:-) Jamie M. Arenas
nice! beauty and the beast is my absolute favorite fairy tale, and i love your version. sometimes the rhythm doesn't quite flow, but it is a beautiful, beautiful poem nonetheless! 1 give yourself a hug. ^_^
ps i love the ending the best! ^o^

18 Emma Kathryn replies: "*hug!* Lol, well I actually wrote this as a present for my friend Asya and had it printed out all pretty on dark red card with a sexy font and it looked great...I know there's a few slip-ups in it, this was one of my first and I can't really bear to reread it sometimes but still, it's good to see that people still read it!
Thanks for your time and thanks even more for the comment!
Lotsaluv, Em"
30 May 2007:-) Désirée Dippenaar
Hoo, I like this poem too! ^.^ I actually like the whole idea of a fairytale series~ This one was great in retelling the whole story, somehow it was a bit like a ballad in a way. And I like how you went into the feelings of the characters and what was happening beneath the surface rather than actual events most of the time.

43 Emma Kathryn replies: "I'd just read "Beauty" when I wrote this, which is a wonderful retelling of Beauty and the Beast. You should really REALLY check it out, it's great. I should get back into writing more fairytales but my last one got rejected cause it wasn't fantasy enough
Lotsaluv, Em"
15 Aug 2008:-) Raziel Magnus BloodFang
it’s ****! the beast should hack off ’er head!

:-) Emma Kathryn replies: "Wow, harsh. Thanks for your time and input.

Lotsaluv, Em"
2 Oct 2009:-) Emily Ramos
Happiness! Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite story, this is lovely.

:-) Emma Kathryn replies: "Thank you! You should check out the old French film of Beauty and the Beast. I love it. It’s so creepy.

Lotsaluv, Em"
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'Fairytale Series: Beauty and the Beast':
 • Created by: :-) Emma Kathryn
 • Copyright: ©Emma Kathryn. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: And, Beast, Beauty, The, Through, Told, Verse
 • Categories: Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Romance, Emotion, Love
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