#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice.

On the first of the month, you can now experiment with freestyle poetry, as long as you also add a syllabic form to your poem.

Here is  an old  Halloween  poem  that I wrote in  2013. I bring it out every year, it’s one of my favourites, so I make no apologies. It is a rhyming couplet . AA,BB,CC,DD,GG,HH,II,JJ,

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I know that it is  raining,  I can see that it wet

But you are my familiar,  and not a blooming pet!

I have asked you nicely I have even said please

Now go and get me food or I shall infest you with flees.

Excuse me, Lady  Mistress, this does not seem quite right

Just where in my contract does it say I have to work for you at night!

You have run me ragged every minute of today.

I am tired and my feathers wet, here in the warm I need to stay.

Pardon me! my fine feathered friend, pardon me my beauty.

I am not requesting, I am demanding that you do your duty.

I am the one in charge, not you, I’m the tortured Vampire.

You do as I bid, what are you waiting for. Wet weather attire?

Well Mistress that would not go amiss for I am not a duck,

And if I get lost  you will miss out and that would be bad luck.

Be Gone! Get out! and find me fresh blood

And if you play your cards right I’ll dip you in the stream on your return to remove the mud.girl_gloom_rain_raven_3512_1280x1024

Scream into  the rain

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY CHALLENGE.

Scary October 17

Here we are at the unholy month of October. I thought I would do a paranormal, witchy, unholy bunch of poems, some new and some old.

Don’t forget to check out Jane Dougherty and Kat Myrman‘s plans for this month!

Today’s poem is an argument between a Vampire and her Familiar.

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I know that it is raining, I can see that it wet

But you are my familiar and not a blooming pet!

I have asked you nicely, I have even said please

Now go and get me food or I shall infest you with flees.

Excuse me, Lady Mistress, this does not seem quite right

Just where in my contract does it say I have to work for you at night?

You have run me ragged every minute of today

I am tired now and my feathers are wet, so here in the warm I need to stay.

Pardon me! my fine feathered friend,pardon me, my beauty.

I am not requesting I am demanding that you do your duty.

I am the one in charge not you , I am the tortured soul of a Vampire

You do as I bid and brook me not.Go, go on, What are waiting for. Wet weather attire?

Well Mistress that would not go amiss for I am not a duck,

And if I get lost you will miss out and that would be such bad luck.

Be Gone! Get out! and find me fresh blood.

And if you play your cards right I shall dip you in the stream on your return to remove the mud.

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Like red silk

Silence fell like a silk sheet enclosing the whole house.

The noise of the back door being slammed resonated still.

Pain,anger and rage screaming for the attention  of little mouse.

The argument over the protagonists gone but a taste was left as bitter as any pill.

 

Who’s fault was this, you need to be wise to see

The addict was lacking some papers. Mr Mouse  enraged

not understanding  why his requests were not met.

and little mouse could no longer plea.

The addict rang and shouted a lot, Mr Mouse did too little mouse in the centre was fazed.

 

The point arrived when it became little mouse’s fault

and shouts came directly  and viciously clear her way.

She rang the addict and told him calmly his visits must be brought to a halt .

He was the cause of all this trouble, the hardest thing she had ever to say.

 

So now in the silence that feels like red silk but cuts like a knife

Little mouse  sits and thinks back on the long years of her life.

 

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