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Vampire Haiku Collection: Murder After Midnight

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Horror



Despite what the know-it-alls think, there are minimal rules to writing haiku. It is best to stick to 17 syllables or less; but even that is not a golden rule.


Submitted:Jan 15, 2011    Reads: 75    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


COURTING DEATH
Courting couples out
Walking arm-in-arm at night,
Only courting death.

THE CRIMSON TERROR
Red-eyed children come
Asking adults for their help,
Leaving only death.

DANGER SLINKING EVER NEARER
Sleepers unaware
Of danger slinking nearer,
Soon the sleepers die.

DARKNESS IS KIND
Darkness is kind
To the creatures of the night,
Who fear the bright sunlight.

DEATH IS COMING NEAR
Flickering shapes lurch
Toward unsuspecting folk,
Death is coming near.

DEEP IN SUNKEN CRYPTS
Deep in sunken crypts
Ancient creatures stirring,
Hoping soon to wake.

DRAINING THE LIVING
Twin-wounds dripping blood
From where red-eyed monsters fed,
Draining the living.

FEASTING AFTER DARK
Blood runs hot, from wounds
Inflicted by foul creatures,
Feasting after dark.

THE FEEDING FRENZY
Red-eyed monsters lurch
In the midst of wild frenzy,
Vampires cruelly feast.

FLICKERING DEVILS
Flickering devils
With snake-like, glowing, red eyes,
Sup on sleeping prey.

FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE!
Mouths salivating
From lust; as tender, young throats
Pump out their life's blood.

FUNERAL ATTIRE
Funeral attire
On unsuspecting mourners,
Walking to their deaths.

GLIDING THROUGH DARK ALLEYWAYS
A tall caped figure
Glides through darkened alleys,
Feeding on lost souls.

HARM-IN-ARM
Gruesome creatures reach
Toward the unsuspecting,
Walking arm in arm.

HORROR IN BURIAL GROUNDS
Pale-faced figures crouch
Horror in burial grounds,
Mourners soon to die.

HUSKS
Fiends grab the living
Imbibe their vital juices,
Leaving only husks.

INNOCENTS ASLEEP
Innocents asleep
Unaware that danger lurks,
Just outside their room.

INNOCENTS TO DIE
Red eyes filled with lust
Sweet smell of death on pursed lips,
Innocents will die.

A LATE NIGHT BURIAL
Red-eyed monsters trail
After mourners leaving,
A late night burial.

THE LOVER'S WALK
Careless lovers walk
Blinded to danger lurking,
Readying to kill!

LOVERS WALKING
Lovers walking near
Impenetrable shadows,
Something slowly nears.

MURDER AFTER
MIDNIGHT
A mind bent on murder
Hunting through the dark streets,
In the early morn.

NIGHT DEMONS HUNTING
Sensing fresh blood
Night demons shrill, as they go
Hunting after
midnight.

PREDATORS HAUNT THE MOONLIGHT
On an evil night
Predators haunt the moonlight,
Pale, bloodless creatures.

PREDATORS WATCH
Predators watch as
Unsuspecting passers-by,
Walk toward their doom.

RED-EYED CHILDREN WALK
Red-eyed children walk
To unsuspecting adults,
Readying to feed.

A RED-EYED MONSTER STALKING
A red-eyed monster
Desperate to feed soon,
Stalking after mourners.

RENDING
A wispy shape leaps
Grasping its latest victim,
Rending them to death.

SHADOWY FIGURES CREEPING
Shadowy figures
Creeping through a lonely room,
Where innocents sleep.

THE SLEEP OF THE INNOCENT
Innocents asleep
Unaware of the danger:
Vampires lurking near.

THE THIRSTING
Ichor-coated corpses
Risen from their graves; thirsting
After human blood.

TO FEED THE HUNGRY
Foul creatures leap out
To attack the living folk,
To feed their hunger.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts





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