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after my beloved husband died ... I visited his tomb often ... I found comfort being there where the birds twittered and chirped and squirrels and chipmunks scampered all day as I talked to him ~ one day I lingered too long and it was night the birds songs were now branches creaking the squirrels and chipmunks were safe in nests ~ as I walked the winding gravel road that would take me to the ornate iron gate I saw the shadow of a man he seemed to be following or perhaps not, then he was in front of me ... ~ everything about him drew me in his face, his scent, he was like a magnet and when he offered me his cold hand ... I took it ~ we were at the door of a crypt it groaned as he opened it and we were descending steps to a room lit by a glowing fireplace I turned to him and was dazzled by his beauty I was enthralled with his lips and his deep voice was like honey he offered me a chalice of red wine it tasted thick and bitter it's my favorite ... blood ... he says then, he is stroking my hair "and neck" ... ~ I never felt his fangs as I melted into him I woke in his bed, how long had I slept I had been deep in a twisted violent dream ... screaming ... now, I had peace ~ he was at a desk writing and I stood behind him he took me in his arms ... it was divine rapture moving across the room he again offered me a chalice of wine this time the red liquid tasted delightfully sweet for it was the "chalice" of eternal night ___________________ January 16, 2022 Poetry/Free Verse/The Chalice of Eternal Night Copyright Protected, ID 01-1422-154-16 All Rights Reserved, 2022, Constance La France Written for the Premier contest, The Chalice of Night sponsor, Chantelle Anne Cooke, Judged 01/24/2022 Second Place

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Date: 1/25/2022 8:39:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a write and picture. Your pen was working overtime on this one. Have a blessed day.....................
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Date: 1/25/2022 3:15:00 PM
Paula, thanks for the congratulations and compliment, blessings ~
Date: 1/24/2022 9:33:00 PM
Dark and deep Constance. Chilling! Congratulations on your wonderful second place in Chantelle’s contest. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 1/25/2022 7:49:00 AM
Connie, thank you so much for the comment, compliment and congratulations ~
Date: 1/24/2022 9:02:00 PM
Wooooo! The imagery in this crazy clear! Amazing read!
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Constance La France
Date: 1/25/2022 7:50:00 AM
Miranda, thanks so much for the compliment ~
Date: 1/24/2022 7:26:00 PM
A big CONGRATS on your well-deserved win with this awesome poem, Constance. Janice
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Constance La France
Date: 1/25/2022 7:50:00 AM
Janice, thank you so much for the compliment and congratulations ~
Date: 1/24/2022 6:25:00 PM
That is so good! I love it! The chalice of eternal night....becoming a vampire. Very clever x
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Constance La France
Date: 1/25/2022 7:51:00 AM
Angela, thank you so much for the compliment ~
Date: 1/24/2022 6:14:00 PM
Very suspense-full as well as personal feeling-filled writing. Congratulations!
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Constance La France
Date: 1/25/2022 7:52:00 AM
Christuraj, thank you so much for the comment and congratulations ~