Saturday, October 30, 2010

All Souls...


Like all souls
we search for the essence.

We shop for blood.

Each morning
my eyelids are brushed clean
of purple crust.
Quivering fingertips cool my brow,
pleading for gossip of the night.

I have eaten, yes,
but not to the full.
There is scarcity on the land.

My skin, slightly torn, is stitched.
Black lashes filter out the dawn.

The sun rises.
Fallen angels flutter,
begging for
the riddle of our blood.

It's simple,
I die of fear
and thirst,
as others hide and stare.
All yearning ebbs and flows.

I sleep.

And then it's tomorrow.
That's the secret.

                   FOR HALLOWEEN, trick or treat??  Last week, me dipped in chocolate.  This week, me as a VAMP...vampire....boooooo!!

This is my entry for this week's Poetry Potluck #8 .  The theme is Halloween. Perfect!  Please check in for some great poetry.

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Linda S. Socha said...

Hello Lyn
Love the poem and the photo goes well

Hope your Halloween is a Happy one

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
So glad to hear from you..and thanks for your lovely comment!

Brian Miller said...

delightful conjure much without telling us...perfect for halloween...smiles.

Reflections said...

Nice poem... written from the hallowed perspective... well done for this time of year.

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
As you can imagine..Halloween brings out the best??? in me!! Thanks..

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Definitely for All Hallows! Thanks for your lovely comment!

Toyin O. said...

lovely poem.

Lyn said...

Hi Toyin O.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

Paul C said...

People of the blood...who search for essence every morning anew. Wonderful.

Lyn said...

Hi Paul-
Thanks for visiting..and I appreciate your comment!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love the image, dynamic words.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
So glad that you liked this..thanks. Think I'll enter it for Poetry Potluck!

Walnut and Pearl said...

"Quivering fingertips cool my brow,
pleading for gossip of the night."

A tale in itself.

Your poetry is a pleasure to read. Thank you!

ana said...

You make a great vampire! Happy Halloween!

dasuntoucha said...

You paint a delightfully haunting picture here.

LeiffyV said...

Fantastic poem, great for the creepy halloween spirit! Thanks for sharing the great piece!

MICHAEL said...


Anonymous said...

very vampish - nice!

Anonymous said...

At first I thought vampire!, but I'm not too certain. Well penned, though. I would be lying if I didn't say the imagery was very vivid.

My entry is here. -Happy Potluck and Hallow's Eve

A Cuban In London said...

Vampir-ishly brilliant! :-)

Greetings from London.

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Dear Lyn

"We shop for blood"... very powerful words and very nice verse.. I liked the image that you have created here with your words... thanks for sharing..

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Lyn said...

Hi Walnut and Pearl-
Most kind in your comments..thank you so much..I did enjoy doing this one!

Lyn said...

Hi Ana-
A great vampire?..I aim to please..Thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi dasuntoucha-
Thank you..I like to fall under the spell of poetry!

Lyn said...

Hi LeiffyV-
I'm in awe of your comment..thank you so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Michael-
So glad to see your great words! Thanks...

Lyn said...

Hi jessicasjapes- me a chance to express the inner me!!

Lyn said...

Hi pandaheroes-
Vampires, yes! Or other creatures of the night...Fun, anyway..and thanks!!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
I did try to conjure up something! Thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Shashi-
Thanks so much for stopping always have something terrific to say!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Happy November, you rock!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks and the same to are just fab!!

Kathe W. said...

Perfect for Halloween!

Bubba said...

Some appetites are never sated.

Nice Potluck entry, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi fiveloaf-
Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Kathew-'s good to have a theme!!

Lyn said...

Hi Eric-
Thank you, Eric..I really feel that way about chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

Quite eerie, Lyn. Your images also are compelling.

Lyn said...

Hi liv2write2day-
Thank you...I have to agree about the sort of thing!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Will definitely follow up on this one!! Thanks...

Kavita said...

Well well well.. one has to feed one's stomach (AND desire)...doesn't one?!
This was simply and creepily good!!!

So so so very Halloweeny! Loved the image too!


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