Oh! My beauty,
Like a mirage you’ve gone,
Once adorned byall,
And once loved by all.
The street men would come and go,
I thought I own the world,
But now that I’m old,
They have all gone.
Where is my fame?
It’s gone because I’ve lost a good name,
Oh! What a shame I have to bear.
Does beauty comes with pain?
A question I ask every now and then.
It’s like a mirage,
And it’s gone.


What then is beauty?
Walking on three legs?
On my cheeks are tears,
Regreting wasted years,
Biting my fingers,
Counting my losses,
Clothed in saddness,
With no one close,
To wipe my tears.
If wishes were horses,
I will turn back the years,
To right my wrong,
Because I am filled with had I known.
A regreting that is drowning me,
Drowning me fast despite my plead.
Here is my pain,
Where is my beauty?


I cover my face from disgrace,
As the tears would not cease,
And I keep grunting,
As the past keeps haunting.
My world was crowned with rainbow,
But it’s crumbled.
It’s now  shattered puzzle,
Which has become a tuzzle.
My cloud has become heavy and darken,
Awaiting a heavy downpour.
Without a seed,
I will be sway away,
And my name would be erased.
Does beauty comes with pain?
My beauty, My pain.







Daniel King hails from Yebu Kwali Area Council, FCT-Abuja.

He is a novelist, a playwrite and a poet. He had his primary education in Brilliant Missionary Academy, Port Harcourt. Secondary education in Victory Comprehensive College, Port Harcourt and had is tertiary education in Public Health Science and Technology Institute Abuja.

His debute novel “TEARS OF MOTHER AFRICA” is available on amazon and
okadabooks website.

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I am the Founder and Executive Editor of Core Magazine. I hold a Bachelors Degree in History and International Studies from Bowen University. I am the Author of "DARE TO RESEARCH". I have written and published over 16 Academic Research Articles. I believe in an ideal that all persons irrespective of their race, class or status can influence the society with creative writings and constructive thoughts to the point where they can succeed and develop their skills to seize rare opportunities.

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