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ECM Vampire Poetry

Submissions of media - writing: poetry.

Contest Ran: February 27, 2007 to July 1, 2007.

Except photo session ran: February 27, 2007 to November 15, 2007.

This creature session is now closed!



Congratulations to:


          [#3]: "Wingbeats from a High Balcony" - Written by [Maeve104]</i>
<i>          [#8]: "It seemed like a good idea at the time" - Written by [Priscilla Primkin]</i>
<i>          [#11]: "Quick Guide to Vampires" - Written by [Mortified Penguin]</i>
<i>          [#13]: "Child of the Night" - Written by [FetishFaerie]</i>
<i>          [#16]: "Blood (The complaints of a vampire)" - Written by [Lakayana]

The winning poems are also posted on: Vampire Artwork and Media.


All submissions: This page.

Thank you to all that contributed!



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For now, the Vampire Poetry can be posted directly on this page. If many are submitted/posted, then this arrangement will be revised, but if and when this happens, a note will be posted here, advising all entrants of such. Now let's see some vampire poetry!

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Rules:

1. SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ORIGINAL: If the poem isn't 100% your work, it's not allowed.
- Plagiarism is a criminal offense. Do not submit works that are not 100% your creation. You do not have the right to claim someone else's work as your own. You do not have the right to alter someone else's work and call it your own. Please see: Copyright and Intellectual Property by [Rondel].

2. POEMS MUST BE WRITTEN IN PROPER ENGLISH.

3. SUBJECT MATTER:
Submissions will not be accepted when they feature excessive violence, adult material, disturbing actions or insults, offensive and/or hateful materials. Elftown is an all-age site.

4. THEME:
The theme is: Vampires
- Entries not following the theme will be removed.

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Please place your poems below the line (<hr>) like this:
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#) <b>(Poem Title)</b>
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Your poem
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Written by [Your username]
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1) I Miss

I miss the shine
Of your ruby red eyes
The leathery feel of your face
Your breath on my neck
And the points of your teeth
As you come unto me for a taste.

Written by [stevedoyle]



2) Vampires

The night was day,
The day was night,
The world was dark and
  empty,
The caves were dark 'er
 the light shall ne'er touch,
Thy light be scorned,
Else thee be burned,
By it's purifying touch,
We are the dark ones,
Scorned by those of
 light,
We are the darkness,
That touches yonder heart,
We be Deaths' carriers,
Who watches those
 above,
We be the shadows,
Seen on full-moon's
 light,
Flying above yonder
 head,
Waiting for a mistake,
To be made by thee
 mortals,
We be the ghosts of history,
Haunting All-Hallow's eve,
The monsters under a child's bed,
We be the nightmares,
We be the sins,
We be the wraiths
 of natural destruction,
We be the Vampires.

Written by [de Morte]




3) Wingbeats from a High Balcony

A tale or a dream
His other life seemed
As he slunk through the shadows of night.
Barely remembered,
That fateful November,
When dark swallowed all of the light.
The bite.
The pain spreading through him,
The poisonous fangs dripping red.
As twilight consumed him,
He looked at what doomed him,
And these are the words that it said:

Creature of night,
Take heart,
Take flight.
You’re free now to do what you will.
No morals, no life,
To live out in strife,
Your pleasure will come from the kill.

As he had been fated,
He gorged and he sated
His thirst on the blood of the living.
Warm, dark and red,
The innocent bled,
Unaware of the curse they were giving.
Unliving.
He longed for the killing,
And in each waking moment it grew.
The feeling of spite
For all that was right
As his soul frosted over anew.

So now in the dark
He waits for the spark
Of a life that is ripe for the taking.
He longs for the day
And he can’t get away
From a trance that’s not sleeping or waking.
Lonely,
He wonders if only
The kiss of the sun would bring peace.
And so, come the morning
Despite instinct’s warning,
He’ll lie down and hope for release.

Written by [Maeve104]
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4) Embrace

You Embrace the lust
You Embrace the pain
You Embrace it until tears fall like rain
You sit and wait for a calm in your brain
Wait so patient and still the silence drives you insane
You Embrace the pain
You Embrace the lust
You run toward the very thing that turns your heart to dust
Why do you set yourself up for a fall
Go so deep your skin starts to crawl
Start to run but never get anywhere
The thought of going nowhere is too much to bear
So embrace it with every drop of tears
Embrace it.....You still have so many more years.

Written by [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]



5) Under the cloak of happiness

Every time you cry your crimson tears,
My heart breaks, sending it
Crashing among the shattered
Glasses that had yet to be
Filled by your Love and Beauty.

Every time I watch you
Slip into the silent ebony night,
I remember that we can never
Be together.

Every time I feel your silk-smooth lips
Press against mine,
Or feel your pearl white fangs sink into my skin
Taking out rushes of blood,
My heart soars into the abyss of happiness
That fills my soul.

Every time I see you embrace the
One that claimed your love,
My blood runs cold at the realization that
You don’t feel the same way

And every, every single moment
That I spend away from you,
I die just
A little
Bit
More.

Written by [DRAMATIC CHEESE NIP!!]



6) To Thou Who Lingerest In The Wilderness

Before the place existed and the time was,
She made her first cry to make us hear her call,
But there was not a place to dwell in.

As the light departed from the shattered sun,
Then carried gloom to the landscape of that yard,
She was asleep in the land where there was no one.

Her throat had embraced the dark nails of cruelty,
But she tried to leave from the edge of that chaos.
Evacuated her grave, she dwells in the night, lingers in infinity.

She arose like a ghost from her old gray tomb,
Approached their soul with a devilish touch
And suddenly sparkled to become our new host.

As an undead she is, she feels a strong blood desire
Wandering in the night, through the woods,
Through the land, in the woods, in an eternal fire.

Written by [Vampire Akis]



7) De mentoring

When I bite for the taste,
All I see is blood to waste,
For I bite into the flesh and the energy I put to the test,
But when the blood touches my lips, my mind just utterly flips,
Spins into eradication. It spins fast.
How long I'm wondering will this rush last?
I did it once. I did it twice.
I tasted blood many times and thought it nice.
Hunted the energies down like mice, mice without a purpose, mice without plan,
I hunt them down and strip there energy and place it in my hand!

Written by [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]




8) It seemed like a good idea at the time

It seemed like a good idea at the time,
the immortality, the eternal youth.
My mentor reassured me with her crimson lips,
her caresses, her murmured endearments,
all the while stroking my beardless cheek
with her blood-red nails,
nuzzling my pulsating throat,
‘You will be mine, forever.’
And then she sank her ivory fangs into my neck,
and drank deep, deeply, deepest,
drawing out my very soul.

That night I died, only to be born again
by the light of the next rising moon.
No Christ figure I, never again would I set foot
in a house of worship or defile a temple of faith.
The daily company of men was forbidden me;
I sought nightly those of my own kind
and those foolish enough to venture forth,
becoming appeasement for my unceasing hunger,
my insatiable lust for life.

Time passes, the world changes,
mountains crumble, oceans rise;
I remain the same.
I do not change, I cannot die;
my mentor’s words were spoken in truth:
forever young, forever untouched by the passage of time.
Everyone I know, everyone I ever loved is dead.
No one loves such a one as myself.

You cannot see me, as I stand behind you
while you brush your golden hair,
paint your perfect lips,
not reflected in any mirror,
unfelt by your beglamoured senses.
Your beauty, your innocence, are all that I crave,
yet what I desire most is your death,
to drink in your essence, your soul,
to feel the life pour out of you,
to hold you tenderly as your veins empty into mine,
to watch fondly as your rosy glow is replaced by an icy pallor.

And yet with your death I am deprived of your life.
The warmth I would swallow, the blood
filling me with your essence, your very soul,
will in turn guarantee that I shall never have you again.
I wait for you to unclasp the heavy silver chain,
the one that encircles the throat I yearn for,
that keeps me from reaching out and touching
the very thing that I desire most,
and pray that you do not.

Yes, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
But now, as I cannot have your death,
I desire my own; and yet, I cannot die.
I cannot die.

Written by [Priscilla Primkin]
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9) Vampire Motel

A rather stretched line of people is waiting
Facing the rusty door of a crypt-like building
Each of them worriedly watching the horizon
Guessing impatiently when the sun starts risin’

In a few minutes time the door opens slowly
And a short guy appears, who’s truly unholy
“Please sign this paper and then hand it back to me”
He says in a dull voice, “Oh, and prepare the fee!”

They do as the man says without hesitation
This place can save them from eternal damnation
Each of them's shown a spot where they can ‘spend the day’
Waiting for the dark night when they meet their next prey…

And the sun starts shining, but they are safe by now
Lying in their coffins 3 meters underground
And a wind blows through and dissolves the awful smell
This cemetery is a vampire motel.

Written by [Nylen Estrall]



10) have mercy

run, run faster
keep on running
he is after you
and he wants your blood
he has no mercy

everyone screams
there is no way out
she is after you
and she wants your blood
she has no mercy

hiding behind a house
they'll find you anyway
they are after you
and they want your blood
they have no mercy

come out, come out where ever you are
you can run, but you can not find
for I am after you
and I want your blood
and I have no mercy

soon the world is all the same
soon no one has to run or hide
soon no one is after you
soon no one wants your blood
soon no one has mercy
soon you are also
a vampire

Written by [Decla]




11) Quick Guide to Vampires

If you come upon a vampire,
Better not poke him.
If you can’t help it,
Don’t further provoke him.
And if you do,
There’s no hope for you,
Because when they’re mad as heck,
They’ll bite your neck.

Written by [Mortified Penguin]
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12) Real Vampires From A Reliable Source

Vampires come in all shapes and sizes.
They look normal, like you or me,
But I will now tell you the biggest surprises,
The have types, numbering three.

Sanguinarian (that’s Latin for blood drinker),
Now guess how THEY loose their thirst,
But they can still get blood-born diseases,
So Donors must be blood checked first.

Then there are Psi’s,
Now THEY need to feed from emotions,
And prana, now there’s a surprise.
They don’t feed off blood? What a peculiar notion.

Then there would be the Hybrids,
They feed like both Sangs and Psi’s.
The choice is theirs, how they want to feed.
Oh boy, would that not be nice?

They aren’t evil and don’t live forever.
They can’t “change” you or give you their powers.
They just have superior senses,
And prefer to sleep daytime hours.

I hope that this poem I’ve written,
Has taught you this subject well,
‘Cause Vamps can be real good friends,
And not ALL of them come out of hell.

Written by [VampiricAuthor]




13) Child of the Night

“Fear is power,” the eldest did confide,
“Mortal minds with thoughts can bend;
Home is darkness, where I hide,
Every beginning must start with an end.
Touch not the sun, oh poisoned light,
But embrace the silver temptress moon;
Make your sanctuary the velvet night,
The wolf’s howl is your mother’s croon.
Blood is wine, flesh divine,
Nary a prayer will halt your will;
Garlic, silver, nor holy sign, --
Only the sun makes your blood stop still.
So be wary, child of the night,
Let no mortal know of your bloody endeavor;
Sleep with the rising of the sun, tainted light,
Safe with the thought that you’ll live forever.”

Written by [FetishFaerie]
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14) She Waits

The sun it fades, by the window she waits
Her lovers bite, will ignite her flame
He came on the wind, one cold winters night
His smile radiant.... so bright,
He showed her the light,
His fangs he hid well....
Her blood he did lust,
He bathed her with love,
From the very first start
Her moans were soft, as his fangs they sank deep
The pulse of her jugular,
Against his pale lips it beat fast
He drank not with greed, for his love it was deep
The heat of her blood, seeping warmth past his lips
Brings him to life, till the early morning light
Like the darkness of night, he fades fast away
As dawn fills her room, alone she will wait
Till he comes once again, like a mist in the dark
To fill her with love, from his gentle cold touch
Her blood he will drink, to bring him new life
To fill him with warmth, each and every cold night
By the window she'll wait, till the sun it does fade
For her lover's return,
She lives each and every day
By the window she waits, day after day
Her undying love for him, it will never fade.

Written by [Morningstar Rising]



15) The Final Day and Stand

it's the end of the day,
the end of the world
as the sun burns up
mere mortals do stay
they each fear their death
but they do stare
the immortals among
discover their death.

as they stare at the sun
the vampire strikes
as the vampire bites
their death has begun.

lycans stand still to see their prey
but they are in weak mere mortal form
let the moon coincide with the sun
so that they become their true form

mortals do panic to see the true sight
the appearance of myth among that last day
they have no faith to believe what they see
the ideology of myth is swept away
the battle between immortals does stand
but on the last day, they join as a clan
the battle still rages between master and slave
but today, they together do stand.

Written by [Hereby Deleted]




16) Blood (The complaints of a vampire)

It makes me feel good
It makes me feel great
It makes me feel satisfied
It makes me what I am

I have mine
But yet I prefer yours
I have more than enough
Running through my veins
Yet I can't live without yours

Why was I made this way?
With sharp piercing teeth
For piercing and sucking
I wonder what I am
Beast or man

Blood! Blood!! Blood!!!
I wonder why I like it
It makes me feel real Good
It makes me what I am

Written by [Lakayana]
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17) A Vampires Love

A soul found sought within the sweet taste of ecstasy
the journey begins symphony resonates in her heart
beating flames cant tear them apart. Feelings of
desire whispers in the wind creeping upon the
shadows desperation descends. Hypnotic concentration
he gives with a stare and takes her to a place she
never knew was there. Beneath thee angelic statue there
is a sacred place he whispers to her heart in a
telepathic way. For you my love a gift for eternity
you'll see a life of indescribable love with a Vampire
such as me. She accepts his gift as he takes her blood
within he lessens his grip upon her fragile skin. She
looks within his eyes gleaming tints of gold kisses her
upon the lips as in the days of old. For we are bound by
blood forever we shall be I give my love to you for all eternity.

Written by [VvVZAHUNDRAVvV]




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2007-03-19 [Artsieladie]: [Captain Roadie Of Jingles], I think you might mean "embrace", instead of "imbrace". I'm not mentioning this to be critical, but the word is a main focal point to your poem. Good poem! :D

2007-03-19 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: oh now i see.lol!thank you

2007-03-20 [Artsieladie]: You are welcome! :D

2007-03-31 [xido]: This has been added to the ECM pages.

2007-04-03 [Vampire Akis]: Can't get any crappier. <img:44166_1164144892.gif>

2007-04-05 [xido]: I have never led a discussion on poetry as art, but I am sure that this portion could use some discussion on the topic.

There are a lot of emotions involved in this 'Embrace', which is central to a transformation from human to vampire.

This transformation, then, could be a central tenet to the whole experience of vampirism as a cultural phenomenon. There are many emotions happening in these poems. What can this writing tell us about humanity, and about the vampires within those of us touched by this 'embrace'. What can this tell us about our mentality, our philosophy?

Any other ideas, comment, or questions to/from the poets?
-will

2007-04-05 [Vampire Akis]: If only I knew what you mean...

2007-04-05 [Artsieladie]: Added rules that I thought would apply here. If I've left out any, [xido], please edit in the missing one(s). :D

2007-04-05 [DRAMATIC CHEESE NIP!!]: Hm... I actually understand what you mean... I wish to ponder upon it.

2007-04-07 [xido]: Those rules are great. thank you, m'lady Sharon of the Wonders.

To Akis: I want to lead a critical thinking discussion on these works which will help up to define and understand the unique views and thoughts behind these written pieces. Like any other form of art, they can be reviewed in a critical thinking manner.

Perhaps thinking of these poems in a different way will help. Consider their inner parts, like taking them apart sentence by sentence. See if that creates any new thoughts on the work.

Question or discuss as you see fit with the other authors.

I have posted the following discussion topic in the other ECM sessions that deal with art, because it is good for artists to critically think about their work and the works of others. See if you can choose an artistic element of these works and talk about it, or how it makes you feel, or even what else it makes you think about...

Discussion topic #2:
Choose your favorite work. Don't tell which one it is.
Choose one of the following Art Elements or Principles, and tell us how the work you like best displays this asset:
Space, Line, Shape, Form, Value, Color, Texture, Balance, Unity (Reptition, Variety, Rhythm), and Emphasis

Tell us about this aspect of the work or the phrase it is used in. Respond to others' posts if you can, as well.

2007-04-07 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: hey Xido...would you be talking about my poem when you said there is alot of emotion behind this "Embrace"?

2007-04-08 [xido]: Yes, that was the one that made me think of it. I wonder if this transformation is part of the human psyche working in an emotional or spiritual manner. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why vampirism is a semi-cultural phenomena or popular subject. Do you have any insights on this?
-will

2007-04-08 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: The "Embrace"is more then just a transformation....It is a "getting use to" if you will....another words you are what you are so deal with it the best you can.

2007-04-16 [xido]: Both are true. One is subjective, while the other is a bit more objective. I was seeing the objective view, as from an author's perspective, while from the newly-embraced's perspective, it would indeed be like having something just sort of dropped in your lap. The key is whether the embrace was voluntary and intentional, or simply a hungry munch on the neck at the wrong time.

Good insight. ;)

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: YOU FOOLS!!! DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT YOU MERE MORTALS CAN COMPREHEND A RACE OF GODS WHO HAVE LIVED A THOUSAND OF YOUR LIFETIMES? You shall all PERISH INTO AN ETERNAL DEATH OF BLACK FIRE AND AGONY!!! YOU DARE EVEN ADRESS US AS IF WE WERE EQUAL? YOU SHALL ALL DIE!

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: You cannot understand what it is like to live and live and live and keep on living until you become tired of life, until you have seen things no person should live long enough to see, until you yearn for death but are too much of a coward to face the sun.Always wanting to be human, just as you wish to be immortal.If you say you want to live forever, you are a fool. My dearest wish is to die, to rest from this waking nightmare called eternity!

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2007-04-20 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: right....well we all know your a fake ass vampyre wannabe....first of all I do believe in vampyres and i know FULL well that one true vampyre would not comment like you just did on said subject...and one would not dare call themselves and or there race "GODS"....and one said "TRUE" vampyre would not comment humans as mortals...they would use more proper wording such as "Mundayne"....what about it [xido] got any input on someone who knows nothing of the true meaning of Vampyrism?not that i need the backup but some more proving someone wrong would be kool.lol....

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: Okay you got me dude but i tried my best so at least gimme my props

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: Actually i got most of it from queen of the damned

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: I may not know the ways of the VAMPYRE but i do look the part. I am also currently a member of the Don Henrie Club. I dont suppose you know who that is?
You seem to know a lot on the subject though so would you consent to teach me Thine secret ways?  O O
                     L
                   _____
                    V  V

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: OH well

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: I may be a fake ass wannabe but I DO truly wish to ascend to the level of immortal. Can you please teach me how?

2007-04-20 [xido]: O.o

Wow.
x.xp

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: dont be dum b. I just want your opinion. DO YOU THINK THERE IS A WAY?

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: There ARE downsides, you know

2007-04-20 DanteMennoRei: To being immortal, I mean.

2007-04-20 [xido]: We are all immortal in spirit. It is the flesh that is weak. That is why the host of undeath requires death. That is the true beauty of the transformation. It is forever; eternal.

Such also is the beauty of Wraeththu. Sanguine, and with a touch of the macabre - a hint of indulgent sexuality. Such is the way of my vampirism. The blood-borne, incepted of the youth of the world is consuming and divergent. It breeds death, change, and instantaneous revolution.

2007-04-20 [xido]: I roleplay with immortals on Inath. It is a d20 based system, like D&D.

2007-04-20 [Priscilla Primkin]: I think my poem here touches on the problem of immortality. It has to do with insatiable desire, the fact that one can't have one's cake and eat it too, so to speak, if vampires actually think in those terms. 

2007-04-20 [Mortified Penguin]: Why do idiots spell words like vampyre, faerie, or even "colour"?! ...it's vampire, fairy, and color!! ...*eats ramen*...

2007-04-20 [DRAMATIC CHEESE NIP!!]: yeah, but there are other ways to speel words depending on what centuary you are reffering to. Like the old way to write color was colour and fairy was spelled with a ph... 

2007-04-20 [Priscilla Primkin]: Colour, and honour, and splendour, etc. are still spelled with the "our" ending in the U.K., and members of the British Commonwealth, such as Canada and Australia. Americans don't have the monopoly on English spelling.

2007-04-20 [Mortified Penguin]: Stupid UK...

2007-04-21 [Artsieladie]: The way the words are spelled in the UK doesn't make the UK stupid nor the people therein. British English was around long before the American English of today. :P

2007-04-21 [Mortified Penguin]: How do you know?

2007-04-21 [Nylen Estrall]: ...

2007-04-22 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: how do they know?!The ENTIRE ameican heritage was based on english heritage...england inhabited these lands before us "so called" Americans......and about the vampyrism....you have your theatrical version "Vampire" and your REAL term "Vampyre"meaning Sanguin,Empath and or Psi....and there is no "TEACHING" sorry dante...its either your born with it or your not.....sorry.besides...........u dont want it.

2007-04-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Sorry... I couldn't understand you through all that bad grammar... *eats ramen*...

2007-04-23 [Nylen Estrall]: Actually (though I don't quite like it) it's not considered bad grammar anymore. Just when I graduated the IBO informed all international teachers that such spelling is not to be penalized, it is to be regarded the same way as the one we'd consider normal. See? Now I had to side with them, I want to contradict you so much :)

2007-04-23 [Mortified Penguin]: I go by the dictionary and the spelling on microsoft word... Except when involving complex diseases...

2007-04-23 [Priscilla Primkin]: Try dictionary.com. It's pretty inclusive.

2007-04-24 [VampiricAuthor]: Hi. I'm new to Elftown. I know this is gonna sound REALY stupid/lame but I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to enter the Vampire Poem competition? I'm pretty bad at computers to be honest so I'm going to seem like an ammature most of the time. Any help youy could give me on this would be REALY apprieciated. Thanks.

2007-04-24 [Mortified Penguin]: Click "Edit this page", scroll down and type your poem between the two "hr"'s under "Written by [Mortified Penguin]" and above "External Poems:"... then click "submit changes to this page"...

2007-04-24 [Artsieladie]: Pretty much as [Mortified Penguin] said. :) If you find you are still having difficulty with the whole concept, message me & I'll help you however I can. I was once where you are, so I don't mind showing one the ropes. Welcome to Elftown! :D

2007-04-25 [xido]: Sometimes people just do it for flavour, you-who-eats-ramen. Cope.

2007-04-25 [Mortified Penguin]: ...callin' me a Yoohoo? ...Do I look like a chocolate beverage to you?

2007-04-25 [xido]: a tad bit.
:/

2007-04-25 [Mortified Penguin]: ...racist! ...I'm Mexican by the way...

2007-04-25 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: hey hey hey!cant we all just get abong(along)lol....chill now and i think we are getting off topic by the way..

2007-04-25 [Priscilla Primkin]: I like chocolate...

2007-04-25 [Mortified Penguin]: There's no topic... unless you mean vampires... which no one was talking about...

2007-04-25 [DRAMATIC CHEESE NIP!!]: the topic was discussing vampire poetry?

2007-04-25 [Mortified Penguin]: Uh... no one was discussing it... and if the topic wasn't being discussed, then it would only make sense to talk about something else...

2007-04-25 [VampiricAuthor]: That's true. And thank you for your help.

2007-04-25 [xido]: I did indeed begin a discussion on poetry as literary art, with an emphasis on critique and analysis. Few joined the discussion, though it is still open for input.
-will

2007-04-25 [Artsieladie]: Interesting poem, [VampiricAuthor]. I did learn from reading it. I know little about vampires, so it, indeed, was interesting! :D

2007-04-26 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: hey [VampireicAuthor] very good poem indeed but the types are kinda wrong...there are Sang,Psi,and Empath,and Hybrid...and Psi's feed on ENERGY,not emotions...Empaths feed on Emotion...

2007-04-27 [VampiricAuthor]: Well I based it on everything that I have learned from lots of research and in all that I have read, I've never heard of empaths exsept as a sub-division of Psis. Thank you for using your knowledge to educate me further on that. I'll know for next time. Also, thank you both for your kind words.

2007-04-28 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: you are very welcome for both my knowlegde and my kind words...i hope you to have the chance to return the same curtesy in due time....

2007-05-05 [VampiricAuthor]: As do I. Sorry it took so long to reply. Bit of a nightmare with my computer. Lol

2007-05-05 [Artsieladie]: *applause for all* There's some really good poetry here! As moderator of this page, I only had to make a very few minor edits. I just need to verify with:
[Captain Roadie Of Jingles] -
Dementoring ---> De mentoring?
radication ---> eradication or radiation or something else?
Again, great writings, everyone! :D
For reference: page version #37

2007-05-05 [Priscilla Primkin]: Thanks. I quite like the most recent submission by [FetishFaerie]. 

2007-05-05 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: thank you artsie....changes have been made....yes yes,im also LOVING the last submission by [FetishFaerie]love it....

2007-05-06 [Artsieladie]: No problem. Thanks for getting right on it! I tried to edit to respect the style of each entry. :P

2007-05-07 [FetishFaerie]: Thank you. ;) That poem is ooold, but it's still one of my favorites. Most of my other vampire poetry is just too erotic, anyway. XD

2007-05-07 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: lol...right on!

2007-05-22 [Priscilla Primkin]: Is a meer mortal like a meerkat?

2007-05-23 [Hereby Deleted]: a meer mortal is not like a meerkat... they are two very different things... a meer mortal is a weak poor pathetic mortal (someone who dies) and a meerkat is an animal who lives in the wild and eats rubbish! see...???

2007-05-23 [Priscilla Primkin]: Then you'll be wanting to spell it "mere" and not "meer", as the latter means ocean in German.

2007-05-23 [Hereby Deleted]: in german but i am english! ok, spelling mistake i see... thankyou!

2007-05-23 [Priscilla Primkin]: You're welcome.

2007-05-23 [Artsieladie]: I fixed a few spelling errors. :D

2007-05-23 [Hereby Deleted]: sorry, i do make mistakes sometimes and that was one of them, i get so busy writing i forget to check spelling. thanks a bunch

2007-05-24 [Artsieladie]: Eh, no worries! I do the same. *winks* :)

2007-05-24 [Hereby Deleted]: my poem isnt that good compared to everyone elses, i didnt pick a good 1 i don't think! never mind!

2007-05-24 [Captain Roadie Of Jingles]: hello all....sorry for the lack of entrys...have been busy with two jobs now and writers block.lol...will post when i get something to write about.And to all other poets im liking your work...keep it up. 

2007-05-24 [Artsieladie]: [Hereby Deleted], you should never compare your creativeness to that of others, for your works are yours & theirs is theirs. I know it sounds simple & trite, but truth & reality are more often than not, simple. You may compare it to your own, other works, b/c it is all yours. Personally, I'm not a big fan of what critiques say or don't say about anyone's creativity, b/c they are only looking at it from their perspective. If everyone created according to the perspective of the critics, the true artist would be lost. It's important that an artist of any genre, form, style, etc., create from within themselves, not what others want to see or read. Create from within yourself. There will be those that like it & there will be those that don't, but remember, it is only their opinion...& they are entitled to their opinions, just as you are to yours. Be proud of your work for it is yours! If you mold or model your creativity according to the wishes of others, your work will lose it's uniqueness & therefore become, not your work, but that of others. :D

2007-05-24 [Mortified Penguin]: If you model it after the wishes of others, it will become great. Why make something that nobody wants? If you want to improve, listen to the critics of others and use them in your work.

2007-05-24 [Priscilla Primkin]: I say learn what makes great art or, conversely, what makes art great. Then decide if yours matches up or not. Art by committe doesn’t ever produce great art, it is always mediocre because it aims to please the most people. Great art has something that stands out against other art, that makes it memorable, enduring.

2007-05-25 [Hereby Deleted]: thankyou, i see what you mean.. yes, thats really good advice, thankyou. i shall think of that whenever i next put my own work down.

2007-05-25 [Artsieladie]: You're welcome. :)

2007-05-25 [Hereby Deleted]: i bet i sound really pathetic but i really don't care! so how is everyone?

2007-05-26 [Morningstar Rising]: We all have doubts about our writing, its only human to have them.

2007-05-26 [Hereby Deleted]: yes, thats true i suppose... but then again its how you like your work and whether others will too but i don't care if people don't like it!

2007-05-28 [Morningstar Rising]: I write cause I enjoy it, and if others like it, well that is a bonus. :)

2007-05-28 [Hereby Deleted]: yes, same here

2007-06-02 [xido]: agreed

2007-06-02 [Artsieladie]: *nods* :)

2007-06-02 [Priscilla Primkin]: This is an interesting discussion. I also belong to Writersco.com where the whole idea is to get others to comment on your work (and to comment on theirs) in order to improve yourself as an author. It would seem that approval from our peers is important so that we can reach a larger audience. If we only wrote for our own pleasure, there would be no reason for sharing it with others at all, or entering our compositions in contests such as this one. We are all looking for approval in some way or other when we do this. It would be false to say we “didn’t care” what others thought, for if we truly didn’t, we wouldn’t expose ourselves in such an intimate and potentially embarrassing way.

2007-06-02 [Artsieladie]: Good point. At the same time, though, we must remember that we can't please everyone for we all have different likes & dislikes, whether it be the artist or the critic. This is in actuality a good thing, really, b/c if we all liked the same thing, it would be a boring world. Other's thoughts, ideas & opinions can be taken into our thought processes, but the core of our creativity must remain from within us. When I see a work of any form & I know who has created it w/o looking, I think this person has reached a very important level in their art. I guess what I'm trying to say is that we can always improve on our style & technique, as long as we maintain the true core of it. :)

2007-06-02 [Priscilla Primkin]: *nods sagely*

2007-06-02 [Hereby Deleted]: good points raised, i think we all need some satisfaction from our poetry but also expect some gratitude too so that we feel more satisfied. it also encourages us to write more in time and even though we may not always get the response we want we still aspire for something better and try to experiment with the advice given to us so that our poetry is better however sometimes the simplist of poems is the most effective.

2007-06-02 [Priscilla Primkin]: Do not confuse simpleness (as opposed to simplicity) with spare elegance. But you are correct, I think.

2007-06-02 [Hereby Deleted]: true, i meant like structure and clear description of what the audience is supposed to think or feel at a certain point in the poem!

2007-06-02 [Morningstar Rising]: I don't know, I never considered myself a poet, have not been writing them for very long. I do like to write them and I do get happy when someone likes my work, but I don't crave the attention. To tell you the truth it really surprises me when someone says that they do like what I wrote. I never thought much about why I enter contests, will have to sit down and plunder that one. I too am a memeber of Writersco and I do enter some of my writings and poetry there, I think it's good to know what others think of my work. It does help me to be a better writer, well at least I hope it does. LOL

2007-06-03 [xido]: I am more of a creative writer than a poet, myself.

2007-06-04 [Artsieladie]: [VvVZAHUNDRAVvV], I corrected "desends" to "descends" & I looked up the word "resignates". I found: "resign" & "resignation", but not "resignates". :P

2007-06-04 [VvVZAHUNDRAVvV]: thanx doll for pointing that out to me it was supposed to be
resonates

2007-06-04 [Priscilla Primkin]: Tell me, [VvVZAHUNDRAVvV], how do you pronounce your user name?

2007-06-04 [Artsieladie]: I thought it might be, [VvVZAHUNDRAVvV]. YW! :D 

2007-06-04 [Lakayana]: it could be "Vzondrav" or "Vzaundrav"

2007-06-04 [Mortified Penguin]: I would think it would just be pronounced "zahundra"... with some V's...

2007-06-04 [xido]: Gesundheit.

2007-06-04 [Mortified Penguin]: Darn Germans...

2007-06-05 @Not logged in user@: yes that is correct mortified penguin it is ZAHUNDRA..

2007-06-05 [Artsieladie]: I thought it would be a good idea to have the entries numbered, for they are in other Elftown competitions & besides, it's nice to look at the latest poem entered & know how many have participated in a glance. :D

2007-06-05 [Priscilla Primkin]: That’s actually a very good idea. Thanks for going to the trouble to do that.

2007-06-05 [Artsieladie]: Eh, it's no trouble. It took a grand total of about 5 minutes. :D

2007-06-17 [FetishFaerie]: I'm lucky number 13. XD Awesome.

2007-06-17 [Artsieladie]: *grins* I see I'm not the only one that doesn't consider the #13 as unlucky.  :D

2007-07-01 [Maeve104]: Erm, when will we know who won?

2007-07-01 [Artsieladie]: Hold your horses! lol We're waiting for everyone's opinions & choices. Soon you'll know. :D

2007-07-01 [Maeve104]: lol. ok. :)*jumps up and down excitedly.* Can't wait! ^^

2007-07-01 [Artsieladie]: I know how the waiting is. It seems like forever. *pats & smiles*

2007-07-03 [Morningstar Rising]: Good luck to all.

2007-08-26 [Morningstar Rising]: Congrats to all the winners.

2007-08-26 [Mortified Penguin]: I am honestly shocked that I won anything for that short, terrible poem... but... since I did... when do I get my badge?!

2007-08-26 [Artsieladie]: Yes, Congrats to all the entrants & the winners. I'm just tickled pink with the great turn out & I thank each & every one for participating! *huggles all* <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

Now, for your question, [Mortified Penguin], if you don't receive your badge in a week or so, you might ask [Sunrose] about it. :) 

2007-08-27 [stevedoyle]: Congratulations to the winners.

2007-08-28 [Maeve104]: Thank you! :D *happy dance*

2007-08-29 [Priscilla Primkin]: Thank you. It was an interesting challenge.

2007-10-18 [Artsieladie]: I just fixed a typo. :P

2011-12-05 [kians mummy]: Has this been forgotten about

2011-12-20 [Mortified Penguin]: Yes. Why?

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