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Vampire Heart

Updated on December 30, 2014

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.

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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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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      b. Malin 

      7 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 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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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      Martie Coetser 

      7 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 :)

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 years ago

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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 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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      My Minds Eye53 

      7 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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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 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 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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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      7 years ago

      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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      Thomas RedHeart 

      7 years ago

      Very entertaining, Wayne. Pleased to meet you.

    • sonia05 profile image


      7 years ago from india

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

      voted up!

    • attemptedhumour profile image


      7 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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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 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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      7 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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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Brilliant, love it! chills galore.

      Voting up and scary!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      7 years ago

      Dear Wayne,

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

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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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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      7 years ago

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

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      Mr. Smith 

      7 years ago from California

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

    • anndavis25 profile image


      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Wayne Poe? Never moe, never moe.

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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @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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      Genna East 

      7 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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      drbj and sherry 

      7 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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      7 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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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 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.

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Oooh! Chillingly delightful horror!

      Great job, Wayne.


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