Monday, October 18, 2021

Vampires are the Undead

 


Photo by Loren Cutler on Unsplash

Vampire

A vampire's hunger

is gnawing and deep

are you ready to grasp

a life undead

immortal you'd be

not of this coil

but dead and cold

decaying inside

as you hunger and crave,

 the warmth of life's blood

from an innocent babe

someone you love,

take all you want

get death in return

your life you've forfeit,

for the mantle of doom.


So which would you choose?

This trick or this treat

on this most 

dark and deadly

Halloween fête?

Yolanda Renée (C) 2021


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10 comments:

  1. What a question.
    Eternal life (or unlife) has no appeal for me, but...

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  2. I don't want eternal life either. Great poem for October!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. I tried to do something special for Halloween.

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  3. Ah. Love that book. If we all lived forever, the dear old planet would be in big trouble!

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    1. Wouldn't it, especially if were filled with only the dead. Eventually they'd run out of the living!

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  4. Vampires creep me out. You know their breath is probably awful. That's so not sexy.

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