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A Taste for Blood
by Ed Matlack

Friday, March 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For something is amiss or out of place! When mice with wings can wear a human face...Theodore Roethke "the bat"




A Taste for Blood…


Mine or others,

It matters not,

Blood tastes the same,

Drink it from a bottle while watching a game…


Sold over the counter,

Not needed is a prescription,

The older like wine,

It does ferment, so even blood from an Egyptian,

Can taste so deliciously fine…


The further south one does go,

The thinner the blood does get,

Must have to do with the temperature,

When the northern wind does blow,

The thicker the blood does inherently flow,

Making it taste of a syrupy nature,

The taste does then linger on the tongue with rapture…


Where does one suppose this taste I did get?

Inherited from eons of vampires I do bet,

Skips generations ten fold,

To fall to me to continue the blood line,

Before I to, like my ancestors afore me,

Do break down into a caustic mold…

          © ed ~ 3/4/05

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Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/4/2005
Dear Ed,
I'd love to know what inspires you to write something like this. Do you feel like someone is sucking your blood? Is their an emotional vampire in your life right now? I am speculating because as always you've penned a humorous, tongue-in-cheek piece that has made more than one laugh (albeit a bit nervously lol)
Take care friend. Wishing you peace and happiness.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/4/2005
Chillin' Ed. I think you should chill out, man. lol Nicely done. Greetings of love and peace to you and to Rufuz. Regis
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/4/2005
I second that Andy,
Big Ed is getting shakespearean on us
have to keep an eye on him ....LOL

William You go Brother
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/4/2005
Bloody good write...
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/4/2005
There's an old Vampire proverb to taste blood is to taste

muwwwhhhaa! (ooer)lol

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/4/2005
I agree with Eileen "Brother Ed"

Hey I looked like that bat when I was about!!

My nickname by my real brothers "Batface"

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/4/2005
very funny...i hope, otherwise it is very scary
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/4/2005
hahaha can't help but laugh at little Eddie;-) This was differnt for you Ed, and gave me the jitters! Anyone who can drink blood freaks me out!Yuk! Well done!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/4/2005
I always knew you were my 'Blood Brother.' But stick to the human blood, Brother, and leave the critters alone.

Here's Toastin Ya!
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