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The Vampire Inside Me - A Poem

Updated on October 7, 2013

I like the tiny hours

The silence feels so right

When chaos has slipped off his shoes

And is tucked in for the night

Exploring in the stillness

When the world calms to my speed

I high-five Mr. Sandman

As he drugs those who are weak

There is a vampire inside me

Who craves darkness over light

I stake the vampire daily

And yet she's still alive

Will she ever flourish

Create the world she needs

Or will she go on dying

Among the ones who bleed

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    • Crystal Tatum profile imageAUTHOR

      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Patty.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      4 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I like this poem, because it flows very well as it rhymes. Interesting imagery as well. Thanks! Rated Up and more.

    • Crystal Tatum profile imageAUTHOR

      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Suzette!

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wonderful poem, Crystal. I love the flow and meter of the poem and the subject and message is so well done also. I enjoyed reading this very much.

    • Crystal Tatum profile imageAUTHOR

      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Chitrangada!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting and beautifully expressed poem! Enjoyed going through--Thanks!

    • Crystal Tatum profile imageAUTHOR

      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much Gypsy Rose Lee. I wonder sometimes if my preference for nighttime has anything to do with being born around midnight?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That's me. I love the night and can work all through it with no problem heading for bed in the morning light. Enjoyed this.

    • Crystal Tatum profile imageAUTHOR

      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for all the lovely comments. This is a personal poem so I'm sure it probably doesn't make much sense to anyone but me. There are several meanings here for me and I took a chance by publishing this weird piece - I really appreciate the support!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      4 years ago

      Good expression. I think it resonates with all us night people, even if some of us aren't vampires. Voted up+

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting poem. You've described the mood of the vampire within very effectively, Crystal.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      4 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and very interesting!Voted up

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      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      Very well done Crystal!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Crystal, this is very thought provoking. I'm going to go back and read it again.

    • Elias Zanetti profile image

      Elias Zanetti 

      4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      I liked most the inner conflict ... nice poem!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Great poem, especially for this time of year! It also made me think of Bella and Edward.

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      Anna Haven 

      4 years ago from Scotland

      Very captivating. I love the darkly beautiful style.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The Vampire Inside Me - A Poem is chilling but so well expressed and each line though of beautifully a good poem kept me reading on.

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      Martin Kloess 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      Interesting and entertaining take. thank you

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