Vampire Heart

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By: Wayne Brown


Mirrors in every room; garlic vines adorn the door


Come not around this house; Vampires no more


You blood-sucking ogre who has escaped mortality


Feeding on humans to sustain your wretched reality



Surely one would not dare to come to my small flat


All dressed in fine long tails, silk lapels, and a top hat


Disguised as a gentleman to hide that inner beast


To lust at my neck and dream of a bloody body feast



The undead roam the world of the dimly moonlit night


Seeking the opportunity when the timing is just right


Concealing their true identity, acting as if totally normal


Until the moment is right and things grow much less formal



Oh wretched undead spirit feeding on the precious red essence


Take off that gentleman disguise and show us your ugly presence


Let the knowledge of your presence come forth and impart


So that we might drive an oak stake through your undead heart



Oh might I sleep better tonight, knowing the undead are not about


Oh might I not dream of their presence and in my light sleep cry out


The hot breath so close to my neck, the fangs now exposed to sight


Will I join this band of undead and become a vampire tonight?



The fangs sink deep into my flesh; precious blood sucked out


Too paralyzed to fight the beast; slowly my life drains right out


Left to lie upon my blooded bed, seemingly dead upon my sheets


My peers will carry to my waiting grave; now the afterlife to meet



Weeks, months and years pass slowly until the timing is just right


Then my coffin door opens; I join the undead to roam the night


My dress is impeccable; my manners the best; my disguise in place


None will fear me in the public places; I can share their holy space



Lure my chosen victim to a dark lair where my desires I will relate


Then expose myself and my sharp fangs; cast them to their fate


Bloated with blood and satisfied, I’ll return to my coffin by days


To rejoin the night once again and imbibe in my vampire ways



What is that noise? Oh! The wretched brightness of pure daylight


My coffin door is ripped from its hinges exposing me in plain sight


Men wrestle me out of my dark confines into the light ever so stark


Then hold me down to pierce a hemlock stake through my heart



Peace at last.



©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


10/21/2011



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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Oooh! Chillingly delightful horror!

Great job, Wayne.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

The one traveller of the night that evokes visions of romance, sensuality, sex and death. What power to hold over man, shame it couldn't be all innocent. Well written Wayne.


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Wayne - LOL!!! Bravo!!! I loved it, and still grinning!!

"Concealing their true identity, acting as if totally normal

Until the moment is right and things grow much less formal" - The whole thing is great, but these two lines cracked me up, lol!

It has all those things that cause vampire lore to be intriguing for so many ... thebluestar listed them right above this comment.

Thank you for the tails and silk lapels, and Stevie Nicks' video made for the prefect finale!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I have heard, dear Wayne, that if you wear a string of peeled garlic around your neck vampires will stay far, far away. Unfortunately, so will everyone else!

Lovely gruesome poem, my 'Lugosian' friend.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ah yes, but don’t we have to invite the vampire in? More chills and delights with this one, Wayne. When we were kids, my parents wouldn’t let us watch such fare on television; I think that’s why I get such a kick out of them today. Thank you!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@WillStarr...Thanks Will, the saddlerider challenged me to do one on vampires. So here we go. WB

@thebluestar...Yes, that gentleman like caller in the personae of Vincent Price with his fangs tucked behind his smile...yes that's him! WB

@femmelflashpoint...Yes, the werewolf comes with the element of sheer surprise leaping from the dark in the surprise of the moment. The vampire is close at hand giving his victims comfort until the moment is right...Do you have a perference? LOL! WB

@drbj...I keep a hemlock stake and a sliver bullet close at hand. The garlic is not so bad after you get use to it. LOL! Thanks, Doc. WB

@Genna East...Yes, that is the question and always exactly what the victime does though we are yelling at the television..."don't let him in, don't let him in!" It's amazing what one person's imagination can do for that of others! WB


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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Wayne Poe? Never moe, never moe.


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Mr. Smith 5 years ago from California

A very nice read in this harvest season. I get the "point" you've skillfully made.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I am under the bed trembling!!!!! Up and awesome despite the fact that you terrified me.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@anndavis25....Quote the Raven...Ann! LOL! Thanks much! WB

@Mr. Smith...Well, thank you..."point" well-taken! Ha! WB

@breakfastpop...It's the season, Poppy! Get those dust bunnies! WB


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Dear Wayne,

I'm in the closet now, the dust bunnies scared the hell out of me!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Brilliant, love it! chills galore.

Voting up and scary!


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Oh I do enjoy this season so much and this is why! Reading vampire stories and listening to Stevie Nicks... I would say it's heaven but no, I don't think that's the right word muahahahhaa


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

You are usually such a nice and sensitive guy . . . but Halloween really brings out the devil in you! Your creep factor has risen over 1000% in the last few hubs! Do you get dressed up and scare kiddos that come to your door looking for a sweet candy treat? Crazy lights and sounds? Feel brains (but really spaghetti). Feel eyes (but really hard-boiled eggs)? Maybe the neighbors should issue a warning - Cowboy gone mad!!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...Get the stake, Poppy, get the stake! WB

@Movie Master...Thanks much, so glad you enjoyed it! WB

@SilverGenes...It's Halloween, Alexandra! WooooooHAAAAA! LOL! WB

@Truckstop Sally...Halloween brings out the ugly part of all of us...But, it's just once a year! LOL! WB


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Tis that time of the year when the undead infiltrate hubpages. We may have to rename you Wayne Red after this bloodcurdling tale. I wonder what other halloween tales you will partake of?


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

simply thrilling,gripping and amazing!! You have made vampires and their moves quite an interesting read!

voted up!


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Thomas RedHeart 5 years ago

Very entertaining, Wayne. Pleased to meet you.


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Ahh yes WB, finally something I can sink my teeth into. Well at least what teeth my old man mouth has left. Great fun hub for the season by the way, but that goes without saying. Your talents are always sharp, and I didn't know that Stevie had a Vampire song in her catalog. But the favorite song for vampires is Carly Simon....You're So vain. LOL

Heres a joke for Halloween for ya WB.

What did the Lesbian vampire say to her Lover?

(Give Up?)

See you next month.

Well that one usually stirs up some mixed reactions around the apple bobbing game on the 31st. Stay away from those bloodsuckers this week WB. Keep on Hubbing.Blake4d


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@attemptedhumor...Ha! Thanks much. Sorry to be late answering this....been traveling! WB

@soniao5...Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this one. WB

@Thomas RedHeart...Thank you and thanks much for the read and comment. WB

@blake4d...Hey, Blake..Too funny, guy. Glad to see you about and celebrating the season! WB


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

As usual Mr Brown you out did yourself again with a fantastic scary scribe and I thought your Cabin in the Woods was scary, this joins the rank of scariest amongst many out there in the Hubs. Good job my friend, great pic to go along with it to. I'm sharing this one on FB and Tweeting it to....


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Thanks much, Ken. I have been on the road for the past week (Las Vegas). I am just now back and catching up on things. Glad you enjoyed this one. I was a bit surprised that I had a Halloween challenge left in me but a few showed up. WB


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My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

Wow, I loved it. Good metre and rhyme. I too shall share it on FB. Voted up.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

As I was reading your poem I could almost hear Vincent Price reading it. Happy Halloween.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

You were mentioned in this funny hub by attemptedhumor. He is a riot.

http://hubpages.com/literature/A-hub-buddys-Hallow...


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Well-written and captivating Halloween tale. I wonder why I always fall in love with Sir Dracula? Just to cry myself to pieces when they pierce that hemlock stake through his heart? Oh well, whatever the reason... I always look forward to see him again. Wayne, I've sucked the blood out of all the buttons in here.... so this hub will be lifted to the level of magnificence :)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@My Minds Eye53...Thank you, so glad you enjoyed this one! WB

@Just Ask Susan...I thought about him too. He always seemed to be around when vampires were near! WB

@saddlerider1...I will check it out. Thanks much, Ken. WB

@MartieCoetser...Thanks so much, Martie. Maybe one day they'll let you drive in the stake! LOL! WB


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wow that was a Good One...Loved the Ending, although I thought I saw it coming...Peace to this Vampire...And A Good Halloween tale. Next, NEXT... Victim!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@b.Malin...Saddlerider1 made a plea to me to give the vampire equal time with the werewolf...this was the result. Thanks and glad you liked it. WB

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