Musings on Sleep, Jealousy and Ghosts


It is like the ghost that haunts me

Only worse.

The ghost will listen to me.

Sleep never does.

She taunts me

Like a woman who wants to seduce my husband.

She gives him slumbers so peaceful

So silent and lovely.

She taunts me and pulls my dreams to tattered bits

Then keeps me awake for days on end.

My slumbers end in a dark prison room

Always cold

Always alone

Always awake.

We’re not  friends Sleep and I.

I used to think it was my nocturnal nature,

But now I know it is because

Sleep hates me for something I did

In the past 

And fired up her jealous heart

To the point where she is only thinking of revenge.


I fixed a pot of coffee,

As the ghost said “Sleep doesn’t give a crap what you do Vampire. You’re too busy and you drink too much coffee.”

Maybe so but I’m not going to admit anything to a ghost.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Coming soon my BEST lists of 2012 which might not seem that good but I liked them.

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  1. Very nice! I’ll have to read this to my wife. She doesn’t sleep well at all…ever.
    Happy New Year! Wait! Do vampires even acknowledge the date change? Is it a reason to celebrate or more like a poke in the eye? Feel free to simply leave your reply here… You don’t need to visit me in the middle of the night to explain how you feel about it. *adjusts crucifix and garlic draped about neck*


    1. Contrary to popular lore Modern Vampires DO celebrate all major holidays. Why miss out on the fun? Plus New Year’s Eve is a major hunt night (fill in the blanks I won’t go into detail). Needless to say, the odds of meeting a Vampire while you’re out celebrating are a lot greater than one coming to your house. Modern Vampires are quite the social butterflies. Sorry about your wife and her sleep issues – Ugh, insomnia is an awful thing to have.

  2. I have my own ghosts, but I only trust one of them. As for sleep…, it’s a “maybe” thing depending on my day. After about 4-5 hours the night demons visit my mattress and ….., oh well !!! Happy New Year, Juliette.

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