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Vampire Haiku Collection: Creatures of the Shadows

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Horror



Ultra Modern Haiku can be adapted to any theme, unlike Japanese-style haiku. This collection is the last of my Vampire Haiku – for now!


Submitted:Jan 4, 2011    Reads: 43    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


CREATURE OF THE SHADOWS (II)
Creature of shadows
Wary of bright sunlight,
Feeding after dark.

THE DEMON CHILDREN (III)
The demon children
Sleep in their coffins by day,
Then go out to play.

THE REPRIMAND
A sharp reprimand:
Teeth touch a jugular, lick,
Nibble...Then sink deep.

THE SPACE VAMPIRES
Vampires from deep space
Spreading like a virus;
Attack the human race.

A STRANGE DIAGNOSIS
Mysterious symptoms:
Lusting after fresh blood:
The vampire disease.

SWEETMEAT
Blood oozes from wounds
As an ancient creature devours,
The sweetest meat.

VAMPIRES
Vampires are clawing
At your eyes, at your throat,
Is it only a dream?

VAMPIRES SENSE LIFE

Vampires sense life;
Smell the blood of the living,
And move in for the kill.

THE WALKING DEAD
Crumbling gravestones mark
The resting place of people,
Still seen walking round.

WEDDING NUPTIALS
Fish-eyed stare on the face
Of a dead husband, returned
To his wife's bed.

ZERO HOUR APPROACHES
Giant bat wings flap
Overhead while you sleep,
Zeroing in on you.

A BAT-WINGED MONSTER
A bat-winged monster
Feeding off the living,
Sups on tender young throats.

BAT WINGS
Bat wings on the sill
Red eyes peer through your window,
Death lurking outside.

CADAVEROUS CREATURES LURCH
Cadaverous creatures
Dripping fetid ichor,
Lurch at human prey.

CORPSE-LIKE CREATURES WRITHE
Corpse-like creatures writhe
Half crazed with hunger, caused
By the need for blood.

CREATURE OF DARKNESS
Creature of darkness
Living in shadowy niches,
Hungry for hot blood.

DARK SHADOWS CALLING
Dark shadows beckon:
Vampires in the night; you can't
Resist their calling.

A DARK SHADOW WAITING
A dark figure waits
Outside a bedroom window,
Hoping soon to feast.

DEMON BABIES
Demon babies feed
From shattered arteries,
Supping crimson milk.

DUNGEON OF DEATH
A dungeon of death
Houses sallow-faced corpses,
Which rise again at dusk.

EVIL AFTER
MIDNIGHT
Loathsome creatures hunt
Throughout the streets and alleys,
Seeking human prey.

EVIL BAT-WINGED FIENDS
Evil bat-winged fiends
Lurking in old graveyards,
Leap out at the living.

EVIL COMPULSIONS
Dreadful figures hunt
Fuelled by evil compulsions:
Need for human blood.

EVIL IN THE AIR
Tall, wraithlike figures
On the brink of wild frenzy,
Evil in the air.

EVIL SECRETS OF THE DARKNESS
A caped figure creeps
Through the dark and lonely streets,
Hunting human prey.

FEEDING TIME
Blood slowly oozing
From a severed artery,
As a demon feeds.

FEED THE HUNGRY CHILDREN

Delighted gurgling
From children of the night,
Making their first kill.

FINGER-LICKING GOOD
Upon blood-stained floors
The evil, living dead lick,
Fingers slick with blood.

GURGLING
In a lonely graveyard
A low gurgling resounds,
From an ancient crypt.

THE HAUNTED NIGHT
A town lost to fear,
Of dark, faceless figures,
That walk the haunted night.

THE HAUNTED VAULT
Dreadful figures creep
Around the lengthy shadows,
In a haunted vault.

INHUMAN LUSTS
Lurking in graveyards
Dark figures motivated,
By inhuman lusts.

AN INHUMAN QUEST
Inhuman creatures
Lurching through lonely graveyards,
Questing after blood.

THE LATE-NIGHT SUPPER
Lethal in the dark
They wait outside the church yard,
Hoping soon to feed.

LOST INNOCENCE
Sleeping innocents
About to die: Red-rimmed eyes
Watch through the window.

THE MAN-BOYS WHO NEVER DIE (I)
Handsome youths mature
Into mighty warriors,
Nourished by fresh blood.

MONSTERS FEAST
Blood drips from gashes
Torn by feasting monsters,
Upon tender young throats.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts





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