Security/ParanoiaI feel safe in the middle of the night.Security/Paranoia by DerelictVampire
No one’s going to ask anything of me.
No one expects anything from me.
All the piggies are warm in their blankets;
no police will show up and arrest me.
I can do anything I want; I can do nothing.
And no one will be there to judge;
no one will tell me what’s right or wrong,
what I should be doing, how I should be living.
I’m alone, and it’s dark. And there’s nowhere I can go.
Until the sun rises,
Discrepancy of MotionTragedy and ecstacy.Discrepancy of Motion by DerelictVampire
Does one justify the other?
Does one make the other
worth the other?
It seems that the tiniest moments of joy
battle the ongoing disaster of human life,
and even if those moments are few and far between,
somehow they still win out.
For most of us remain,
and breathe and move until
we can move and breathe no more.
Our childhood desire to live and play
and love the simplest of things
stays with us
through all our cynicism and degradation.
In the end,
the most important motion of our lives
still flows from the moment of our birth
and the brightness of our universal gift:
I Read YouFear in the moment the words wake up.I Read You by DerelictVampire
I don't want to let myself believe.
While every true expression speaks its universe,
still, I am
This whisper isn't my breath
no matter how much my life depends on it.
But when I forget,
when the water cradles me and stops my mind,
there is joy in the acceptance
that I am the one
marking this page.
Even as my eyes drink,
I give back
and blow ripples across the surface.
Life As a ZombieI crawled out of my hole and looked around.Life As a Zombie by DerelictVampire
I was enticed by the offers of a world I'd turned my back on.
For a while it seemed so good
The forest is grand when the sun shines,
or the stars glitter,
when everything blooms in piercing color,
and even the floating bits of dust seem like sparks of magic.
But I'm a bug crawling through the undergrowth,
not ready for the big shoes of reality that squash everything underfoot.
After a brief romance with life again,
the horror of the world rushed in and reminded me
why I left in the first place.
I don't know if an unlived life is such a tragedy;
there's a lot to be said for the walking dead.
Better to be the darkness than let it engulf me.
Better to eat your brain
than offer mine to the masses.
I traveled far from home:
the hard rock cave that protected me from the elements,
where I lay as an ancient, undead creature
Sugar SweetCandy cane eyesSugar Sweet by wolfwings4evr
And gumdrop lips
Kiss you bare
And make you trip.
And honey lies
Reel you in
To your demise.
And If you escape
The vanilla embrace,
All that's left
Is the final race.
But if you fall
For that cherry smile
You might have to stay
And play a while.
Night's EmbraceThe rain has began to fall.Night's Embrace by DareDreemer
I cry alone
I whisper to the Night
I hear its haunting call
Through the rain
Night's words echo
A voice so sweet
It drowns the pain
Danger lurks ever near
But Night protects me
Lights the darkness
Shields me from all that I fear
The rain continues to fall
I am warmed from the cold
I find solace in Night's arms
As I am carried down the hall
In my bed I am placed
Beside me Night lies
A tender kiss
All that is worng, erased
Written By: Lauri Ailane