"Vampire Jokingly"

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"Vampire Jokingly"

   “Vampire Jokingly”

 

peering over the edge of the hedge

a living nightmare awoke me

from a sleeping nightmare

one morphed into the other until

I was barely aware of what awesome

gruesome haunt had honored me with

his bloodshot stare,

I had never seen a vampire before now

my friends I don’t know how I knew then

what I still know now

a real vampire with a really wicked stare

had me in his sights, I fervently hoped I

was not in the running for his next bite

of undead food,

I was speechless, so I began to sing,

“ please Mr. Vampire don’t bite me tonight,

tomorrow might be alright,

depending on the distance

I cover in flight

from the old slice and bite machine

which has been so well

advertised on the silver screen

not getting bitten has got me

all het up and chewing

over the benefits

I might be getting

If I just had the nerve

To look over the edge

Of that hedge

And sing the song

Bouncing through my mind

 

“Please Mr. Vampire

don’t bite too hard now

somehow it jest wouldn’t seem right

for you to take my life tonight”

 

now I have friends

who sleep in a lot

who think a lot

like me

 

Mr. Vampire,

my main man at the hedge,

the man with the edge,

Goodnight my friend,

I be seeing you soon

when daylight fades.

 

© Sam Hyde

   01-25-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teardrops commented on "Vampire Jokingly"

01-27-2011

really funny and a great write...................Marie

cutbanksam

01/29/2011

Marie; I doubt you will believe this but I really did see an apparition with red eyes and it was exactly like a man. I grabbed my buddy and carried him out of there I was so unnerved, I thought at the time it was a vampire and I still know it wasn't a natural man, almost no one believes but I don't care I know what I saw

Teardrops

01/29/2011

Sam never said i didnt believe you my friend i have seen many strange things here too . I agree its hard for some to see through your eyes but stand your ground you know what you saw Marie

cutbanksam

02/07/2011

I wanted to say that I really did see a vampire that night in 67, because I did and I know it was a vampire, noone believes me, I think for some people it is hard to realize that their reality don't mean jack when it comes to creation. there are at least 11 dimensions that we know of, so why not? there has to be something there other than God. Who are we to judge anything from our limited narrow viewpoint.

Teardrops

02/08/2011

Dear friend i do believe you we call him big foot here and i do believe he is real Marie

cutbanksam

02/09/2011

Marie; it wasn't bigfoot which we call sasquatch here in the northwest. It wasn't particularly hairy and about as tall as the average man, Nothing short of conversing with the Vampire I saw will ever convince me different.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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