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Preview Vampire Poetry
by Joel Collishaw
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
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“The Rose”
Cursed from the beginning
Is the tunnel of my life
Anything that’s good
Always leaves with time
Each time unprepared
As it catches me by surprise
And every time I shed
A tear from my eyes
The lonely road of faith
Is as narrow as it seems
Sometimes I forget
That I’m just a human being
As all good things pass
And hurt is inevitable
But as an emotional mind
I am blinded to the logical
Walking a straight path
On a plain dirt road
The storms that struck me
Were more than I was owed
But as life would have it
I come across a rose
Buried in my heart
And continuing to grow
A light of memories
Strike upon my mind
As I know that this rose
Will bring pain within time
The love and joy
That I experience in my walk
Takes me off my path
Flying over seas like a hawk
But life won’t have it
That’s why I have dreams
So that I can wish to the stars
That you will never leave
But I’ll pray that just once
This rose will stay apart of me
Because I’ve felt a lot of pain
But this time I might bleed

“Secret Island”
What is this feeling
I’m feeling inside
Like darkness has left
Suddenly I feel alive
I’m walking on a thin breeze
But I know you’re there
And every time I fall
I know you still care
I don’t know how you do
All the things you do
Every little thing
And I’m amazed by you
I’d say you’re like an angel
Sent from above
But not even they
Could match all of your love
You truly are everything
That matters in my life
Like the world without stars
It just doesn’t seem right
You make a silent stream
Out of crashing waves
And for all that I’ve done
You always forgave
So beautiful to me
Inside and out
You make life sound so sweet
When it seems so loud
You’re essential to me
And the air I breathe
That small gust of wind
That always carries me
You’re the sweet taste of love
That runs through my veins
Bringing colored emotion
On all my rainy days
I’m a body of water
As big as an ocean
But you’re the secret little island
That gives me my emotion

For one reason or another
I rip roses out of the ground
Scream at the top of my lungs
When no one is making a sound
Paint gray on art
That has constructive colors
Exercising the right
To be different then all others
But why do I kill the rose
That has grown in my own yard
Taken away my silence
When my nights have been scarred
Why paint over beauty
That I have created myself
Why try to be different
When I’m unlike anyone else
I look for flaws in perfection
For it can not exist
There’s a devil near every angel
Just waiting to be missed
My obsession extracts me
Until I find the damage I desire
Like I thrive on being hurt
By putting myself in fire
Am I used to the pain
So I look for the knife?
Do the tears I shed
Make me feel more alive
Why is it so hard to believe
That something can be perfect
If it doesn’t come with pain
Then is it not worth it?
Sabotage, is it simple?
Are we ever fully aware
Or is it just me that thinks
No one really cares
And if I’m proven wrong
And love wraps its arms around me
Surely I’ll push it away
Cause it’s the only way I know how to be

“In The Rain”
Hush Little Angel
Don’t say a word
I know you never meant
To cause me any hurt
Don’t think I’ve forgotten
About the love we shared
Don’t think I forgot
How much you cared
We knew from the beginning
When we gave into each other
From that moment on
We would be together forever
If not in the physical
We’d always share our hearts
As hard as we may try
They can not be taken apart
Hush Little Angel
Don’t cry for my pain
I let go of your hand
To be alone in the rain
We both have cried
For the pain inside
But the love within
Has never died
Love is depicted
By the shape of your smile
But getting through the pain
Makes it all worth while
Tears are only a sign
That true love did exist
And how much it was worth
That we still took the risk
Hush Little Angel
I know the sound of your love
It whispers so softly
I’m the one you’re thinking of
Just close your eyes
And concentrate on the pain
If all you see is my absence
Come join me in the rain

“The Mask”
Shadowing my mystery
With a mask and its glare
Revealing nothing
Of which you wouldn’t care
Setting up an illusion
Only for you to see
Confidence and pride
To formulate my dream
Lies over lies
Infatuated with my own envy and lust
Creating my fate as I see it
Excluding anything not just
Playing life like a game
Only with my highest cards
Sometimes I wonder
If it’s getting me very far
Fear of failure
And falling too deep
I’ll mask my reality
For only my keep
And at the end of the night
I’ll still be alone
As a mirror reflects my image
And the truth still be shown
Admitting I fear
That I’m not all that you desire
Without my mask
Reveals a wrath of fire
In the shadows I stand
Only flesh and blood
Knowing in this skin
That you could never love
Like a perfect storm
For one that wears the mask of disguise
He is blind to all of creation
Behind blue eyes
Coving up the truth
And all of my past
The protection to my soul
…The Mask

“Confessions of a Sinner”
Father God in Heaven
I pour out my soul
A confession of my sins
I pray you can fill the holes
My heart is black
And I’ve destroyed this temple
They say you forgive
But is it really that simple?
I’ve lied a thousand times
And even denied your name
Stole what wasn’t mine
And let someone else take the blame
I’ve cursed to the stars
Blaming you for my mistakes
Smoke cigarettes to relieve the stress
And weed when it’s too much to take
I’ve tried to drink away my sorrows
But they only progressed
Devoured enough cocaine
To get me through times of distress
Doing everything and anything
To escape this reality
Not once considering
My actions turning into fatality
So tell me is it easy
To forgive someone like me?
I know that you care
Though sometimes I can’t see
I’ve tried everything I can
I’ve got nowhere else to turn
Lord, save me from myself
Before the devil in me returns

“Resurrected Love”
The death of my first love
Has left me alone and bitter
The days have been as cold
As the night’s rainy weather
I’ve been thirsting for a hand
To reach out and touch my face
A new love to replace
The dust that’s collected in this place
I’ve grown cold over the years
And my tears have turned to blood
The rain pours out my sadness
Creating a destructive flood
Though I miss the first love
That set fire in my heart
I feel a new sense of warmth
That has no plan to depart
She looks into my eyes
With innocence and confusion
Wondering why my skin crawls
Or if I’ve created an illusion
Why it looks like my skin
Is crumbling like concrete
She doesn’t have a clue
My life has died inside of me
As her head lies on my chest
And her hand runs through my hair
I feel a sudden sense of warmth
And a change in the air
Like I’ve been chained under water
It feels like my first breath
Her love has brought me to life
When I’ve been living a life of death
The coolness of my skin
And the glare in my eye
Doesn’t seem to faze her
Except for my attempts to say goodbye
My heart begins to replenish
With a fresh batch of blood
I fear this new beginning
But I’m resurrected by her love

The cuts on her body
Surface blood to the skin
She intends to release her pain
From the dark places she has been
The razor draws blood
But in her eyes it draws peace
As it calms the storm in her mind
And puts her heart at ease
An expert of the mind
May conclude she be at risk
Suicidal tendencies
He’s positive will persist
But without question
He never bothers to look inside
Only the scars on her body
Have told this story, a lie
You can see the hurt
With the depth of her tear
The scars inside
Run deeper than what you see here
Emotionally wounded
From the world spitting fire
And as she runs for help
The flames only get higher
Shape the cuts on her body
Into the words she feels
Her cry for help
Is as transparent as she conceals
The angel of death
Has not enticed her unto his world
She just wants someone to understand
A misunderstood girl

“Giving Up On Me”
You said it a million times
That I was the only one for you
And how it would take forever
To find somebody new
You’re moving on
And you can’t even look at me
What happened to your faith
That we were meant to be?
If I was so great
Why’d you leave me here to rot?
You left me so lonely
With all the words you forgot
I survived my thoughts
Believing in your faith
Nothing else mattered
When I seen your face
You said it a million times
That you’d never give up on me
You’d spend your whole life
Trying to make me see
That all the happiness
Could belong to us
Though I was scared
Deep inside, I gave you my trust
It was so easy to believe
And just as easy to give up
You left me here lonely
With all the words you forgot
I put up walls
To see if you cared to break them down
We had everything we wanted
Why did you give up now?

“My Suicide Note”
If I had it my way
No one would know
Just like all of the feelings
I never show
The ink on this paper
Will be my final piece of art
The only beauty I create
Is the result of.....
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