Vampyre

Vampyre


Always wanting you
Ever needing you
Luring you astray

This I caution
To be careful
They're using you

Draining you of
Happiness
And energy

They take
And take
And take

And give nothing
In return
And you are left

Powerless
Cold and 
Weary

Vampyre will consume you
Until there is nothing left
But ash


Words: ©2019LCR

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  1. This is absolutely exquisite in its imagery and lure of the senses into the realm of desire and unknown. Vampires have existed for centuries in folklore and from what we know are creatures of the night .. irresistible and fiery as your poem. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt ❤️

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    1. Thank you Sanaa. I have always found the vampire mythology quite interesting.

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  2. Sounds like a lot of humans as well or perhaps they are vampires in diguise? It is so difficult to tell us apart.

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    1. I think they might be one and the same.

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  3. I love the way this draws us in - intense and dangerous perhaps

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  4. Oh, those vampire people who feed on you until your bones are ash are so wicked. I have banished several of them to real estate that doesn't include me.

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  5. Or as Sting sung:

    I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love

    They will always leave you emptied afterwards

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  6. I know a few of these emotional vampires-they never stop! A powerful image, indeed.

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  7. Ah those emotional vampires. Almost as bad as those werewolves of London.

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  8. I love the progression of this piece. The way you let us see the creature sucking life, sip by sip... "Until there is nothing left/But ash" and hurt.

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    1. Yes, they will consume and consume until there is nothing left to burn. (Playing on the Vam "pyre" of the title). :)

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  9. They may not always drink blood, but they'll drain you just the same.

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    1. Sometimes I think that's worse. A bloodsucker I could deal with but the ones that suck your energy steal the life right out of you!

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  10. A pyre of drained fools. Love it, Lori!

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