Poetry Pairing | The Beautiful and the Bad -

Poetry Pairing | The Beautiful and the Bad - "Pity the Beautiful
By Dana Gioia

Pity the beautiful,
the dolls, and the dishes,
the babes with big daddies
granting their wishes.

Pity the pretty boys,
the hunks, and Apollos,
the golden lads whom
success always follows.

The hotties, the knock-outs,
the tens out of ten,
the drop-dead gorgeous,
the great leading men.

Pity the faded,
the bloated, the blowsy,
the paunchy Adonis
whose luck’s gone lousy.

Pity the gods,
no longer divine.
Pity the night
the stars lose their shine."

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1 comment:

Chef E said...

I love this poem. Have always been a poetry lover, follower, writer, wish all men read and wrote poetry kind of person...