A need you dare not admit.

A need you dare not admit. Poetry on a Vampire Mom blog? Why? I’ll tell you.

 

People won’t admit they read poetry and are moved by it…but late at night they go on the Internet and search it out. It is like pornography. I’m dead serious (no pun intended). It is a need that most people will not dare admit to.

It isn’t a good time for me to expound upon the history of poetry or what caused the American population (among others) claim not to like poets. But I would like to remind everyone, especially those of us who can remember the past several centuries that there was a time that poets were the Rock Stars of our culture.

Sometimes I pull out my old volumes of favorites and read in the quiet of the night or on a rain soaked day. In turn, I also look for the new. I marvel at the many voices I see with poetry on the Internet.

Part of me believes technology with recorded music, radio, TV etc maybe brought an end to the poet as a popular icon. But in turn the Internet, yes the Internet has brought poetry back to life.

I see in the online communities poets being read, not ignored. I don’t read those words online “I don’t like poetry.” I see people who NEVER would read a poem, forwarding poetry to their friends and loved ones.

Poetry is a gift to the soul. Poetry is for everyone. Everyone needs poetry, like a vampire needs blood, like a hawk needs to fly, like a fish needs to swim. I know that wasn’t very poetic but you get the point – I hope.

Your assignment today is to READ, SAVOR and SHARE poetry with someone you love.

 

 

 

I was a spirit

In white silk with pink roses

Bustle in back

You in black tails

Took my breath away

And a century later

When you realized

That I loved you

I could exhale

 

______________________________

You Wait At My Door

You wait at my door,

Your bite still fresh,

Your cries

Your pleading

Your banging

The scratching

Your love

Astounds me

You will not give up

Fangs set

Love forever

I must let you in

For after all

Despite all

Forever all

I laugh

I smile

I let you in

You are my cat.

 

 

15 thoughts on “A need you dare not admit.

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  3. “Poetry is a gift to the soul. Poetry is for everyone. Everyone needs poetry, like a vampire needs blood, like a hawk needs to fly, like a fish needs to swim. I know that wasn’t very poetic but you get the point – I hope.”
    If you read history. Writers and artist were mad mans. People fear writers for they are the gypsies of emotion. Can steal your sadness and put them into words. A very entertaining blog. I enjoyed your thoughts and the amazing poetry. Thank you.

  4. Enjoying your writing. There is a forceful fluidity and even tone that runs through that I think is so stylish. (Agree too that the internet is bringing poetry back! Thank goodness!!) Looking forward to catching more of your work. I love the imagery you compose.

    • That is wonderful. There are so many fantastic poets out online and in bookstores to discover. Many are on WordPress blogs (many of my favorites.) Poetry is an amazing thing – the songs of our hearts and souls. Thank you for dropping by.

  5. I was happy to have stumbled on this site. I like reading poetry and l love to write myself. I do have a small collection of poetry I will one day do something with. I had been published in the past twice , that is pretty neat. Maybe one day again. The first was a long time ago and I have lost track of it. I had won a contest in AZ and part of the prize was having it published. The name of the poem was TEMPEST. A wonderful play on words between a dark raging thunderstorm and demonic black winged horse from the the pit of hell. It is fabulous where one’s imagination can take them. , with a little added reality!

  6. A short , but sweet one:

    ” Bleed thy lips and blow a kiss,
    The devil comes for his nightly tryst.
    Slash thy throat without a sound ,
    Stand no more on holy ground.
    Evil taketh a somber plane ,
    As acsending angels watch in vain!”
    “AAS 2006”

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