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Farewell to the Vampire

Parted curtains puff of smoke. Parlor trick or cruel joke? First a bat, then human form— eyes aglow, fangs enorm. And in the mirror, no image there; it stilled my heart and stifled prayer. But Drac was old and suffered so; his timing off, reactions slow. As he lunged I stepped aside; mallet ready, his chest I eyed. He lay there stunned, at last my break; I then asked how he’d like his stake. 2nd Place, Poems from the Vampire, Just That Archaic Poet

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Date: 1/24/2014 9:58:00 PM
Loved it! Vlad's stake house, just off the turnpike, for all those late night cravings...
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Mark Peterson
Date: 1/25/2014 12:14:00 AM
I know the impaler hates rib steak. I enjoyed your creative reply. Never thought I'd write a poem about vampires, but then the words came and off I went. Thanks a lot.
Date: 12/8/2013 4:31:00 PM
this was one of my favorites of them all when I read them before the contest was judged Sill loving it. Congrats.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/9/2013 11:57:00 PM
Andrea, what a treasure you are to pay attention to my little rhymes and contests. I appreciate your kind expressions about what might be my first and last vampire poem. Never thought I could do one in the first place. Congratulations on all your many achievements.
Date: 12/8/2013 7:00:00 AM
love the last stanza Mark well done a worthy win xx
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am remiss. Congratulations on your win over vampires as well!
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/9/2013 11:58:00 PM
Mandy, thanks so much for your visit and best wishes for the vampire's departure. I had fun with the poem.
Date: 12/7/2013 9:03:00 PM
Whoa! Good one.. Great imagination, you were the intended victim and this one gave me chills! Congrats on the win :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/10/2013 12:02:00 AM
Great to see you here, Karen. Of course, I had to survive the attack, if I am to continue with poetry here!
Date: 12/7/2013 1:31:00 AM
Congrats on the win, Mark
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/10/2013 12:06:00 AM
And the to you kind sir. Your poem was quite eerie and would be worthy of a movie or tv special series. Very nice.
Date: 12/7/2013 12:32:00 AM
so very witty and versatile, written with wonderful flow and imagination, very, very, well written ,,, and Thank you for your visit upon my words and for leaving such kind and pleasurable to read words...Blessings.. Cecil
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/7/2013 12:38:00 AM
Cecil, I'm so happy that you stopped by my page to leave such kind words about my whimsical little vampire poem. I'll stop at your poems again soon.
Date: 12/6/2013 11:11:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this one again! I like your more humorous take on the vampire theme! A very entertaining poem, Mark! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you very much for the kind congrats on my poem!
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/7/2013 12:38:00 AM
Kelly, good to see you here again. This was fun to write although I never thought I'd compose anything about vampires. See you soon.
Date: 11/26/2013 7:29:00 AM
Loved it! A nice humorous twist on the old vampire tale. Thank you for your visit and kind comments.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/26/2013 6:17:00 PM
Thanks, Monterey. This poem gave me something I could get my teeth into.
Date: 11/25/2013 7:37:00 PM
hahahaha. SO CLEVER> sure wish I had thought of this one!!!
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/25/2013 7:45:00 PM
Old age and guile overwhelm youth and strength. I just faked it in a clever way. Check out "World Peace," if you enjoy this sort of light verse. Thanks Andrea.
Date: 11/25/2013 6:05:00 PM
haha...that last line is super funny...nice one Mark
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Date: 11/25/2013 12:38:00 PM
WOW, I love this very witty poem. This is going in my favorites. Incredibly witty and funny poem.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/25/2013 2:08:00 PM
Thanks, Jon. What an honor for this simple ditty to join your favorites.
Date: 11/25/2013 2:58:00 AM
Nice poem, nice rhyme, nice theme. Thanks Mark. Friend, JM
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/25/2013 12:13:00 PM
Joseph, I'm so pleased to see you here again. I appreciate your kind remarks.
Date: 11/25/2013 2:40:00 AM
- Really well done Mark, well written! - Have a nice day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/25/2013 12:12:00 PM
Thanks Anne Lise, I'm pleased you found this poem something you could really get your teeth into.
Date: 11/24/2013 12:54:00 PM
cleverly done in a most unusual way, your special poetic way... had a grreat time reading you today, mark..hide your fangs, lol!..:) hugggs
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/25/2013 12:05:00 PM
I appreciate your special praise. This was fun--never thought I could write anything about vampires.
Date: 11/23/2013 2:53:00 PM
I really enjoyed this poem, Mark. It made me smile! Love the vampire theme! Nice rhyme and good flow to your words here. Great work! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/23/2013 7:00:00 PM
Kelly, so good to see you here. I'm glad you enjoyed this little rhyme, which was loads of fun to write. Never thought I would do anything on vampires. Amazing that this topic retains its resiliency.
Date: 11/22/2013 5:01:00 PM
Rare, if you would? lol. I thoroughly enjoyed your write, Mark. Tap appreciates good rhyming, which is what you've got going here. Good luck, my friend. Licia :-)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/22/2013 5:49:00 PM
Rare it is. You know he hates rib steak. Thanks for notes. Hugs.
Date: 11/22/2013 2:46:00 PM
On My, this is SO good..love the stake bit...Bg
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/22/2013 3:12:00 PM
Cool Barbara. I don't think this is what the Archaic Poet is expecting in his contest, so it will be to find out. See you soon.
Date: 11/22/2013 1:14:00 PM
i marveled at this one.i like your factual or non factual ingredients.i enjoyed it.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/22/2013 3:11:00 PM
Thanks, John. This is just for fun.