Everyday Vampire

June 12, 2010
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Every hair always right in its place
Every eyelash hiding your vile gaze
Every boy watching you flounce by
Every decision as quick as a dragonfly
You can’t hide it when your soul seethes it
When you get on people’s nerves like grit
You can’t speak without spitting poison
Not to mention you won’t listen to reason
Every outfit ironed and never crumpled
Every step you take but never have stumbled
Every heartbeat is as vengeful as the last
Every word you said is “just in the past”
You can’t hide it when you hurt someone
When you say those backhanded words for fun
You can’t hide it when your eyes burn red
While you bleed someone’s spirit dead
Every inch of skin is always flawless
Every word will sound just that lawless
Every girl hating the rustle of your skirt
Every person realizing you can hurt
You can’t hide it when you live this way
Acting like a vampire day-to-day
You can’t hide it when you feed off of pain
And tend to disappear into your crimson rain
Every fingernail painted just right
Every star lights up in your night
Every tide lapping obediently at your heels
Every person knows how bad it feels
You can’t hide it when you are a leech
Sucking them white like they’d been bleached
You can’t hide it when you’re thrown in the fire
Finally ending the reign of the everyday vampire

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Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm
The rhyme scheme is a little awkward, but the theme is great! It really does fit a lot of girls in middle school (and high school). The comparison sounds cliched at first, but you use it in such a different way that it's not anything like other "vampire comparisons."
fireflynight replied...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm
Thank you, I appreciate the feedback. I don't try to make things rhyme perfectly, but if it's awkward...I should work on it, then. Thanks again.
Chimerical said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 9:04 am
Wow this is really good, I love the meaning behind it.
fireflynight replied...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Why thank you! I tried hard to get that across, too. :)
Dark_Dreams said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm
fireflynight replied...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 11:30 am
Thank you. As a teenager, I guess middle school is kind of a lot of stark black and white, with nothing in between, and that's what got me writing: the dark, evil side of the teenagers in middle school.
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