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Sunday, 15 August 2010

The Dance of the Masquerade....(A Tale In 160 Characters)


The Dance of the Masquerade...
(A Tale In 160 Characters) By Pete Marshall

Oh how the joys of youth would cry
Whilst mouths were fed their veins ran dry
With those that joined this masquerade
They’d dance through realms their masters made

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Couldn't resist it, an ode to vampires & all things Poe! Hope you enjoyed my 160?

For more marvellous tales in 160 characters visit monkeyman



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22 comments:

Claudia said...

oh pete - you always make me shiver with your vampires....but - yeah - i enjoyed your 160!!

Brian Miller said...

pete...this poem sucks...blood...lol. oh so very nice...like me some poe! nice 160!

Pete Marshall said...

hi claudia...glad you shivered LOL cheers Pete

Pete Marshall said...

Hi Bri..yep sucked a heck of a lot...cheers Pete

joanny said...

A wonderful macabre style 160 poem. Delightfully dark and a nicely imaged representation of vampires feasting.
Joanny

Monkey Man said...

Vampires are the thing right now and I love what you've done with your Sunday 160. Thanks for playing.

Pete Marshall said...

Hi joanny..i always love doing these, they are tricky to do but i love the challenge..cheers Pete

Pete Marshall said...

Hi monkey..yeah vampires are in my top 10 things of internet searches at mo..so seemed an apt 160..cheers Pete

Harris Channing said...

I tried to post earlier, but it wouldn't let me! If I double post! Sorry!

What I was was...

Great poem! It set a mood and Poe would definitely approve!

Have a great Sunday!

http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/

tracyhsays.com said...

Dang! This one is just plain Great... Well done!

Alice Audrey said...

Getting the wrong kind of "food" eh?

Cheryl said...

Vampires freak me out. This didn't. Really quite elegant in spite of its gore.

PattiKen said...

Oh, exceptional, Pete, and exceptionally creepy! Cool 160.

f82bfat said...

what a great 160. Vampires are so popular now, but do you think these kids today even know who Poe is? I always loved reading his stories and poems.I envy your poetic soul I can barely rhyme 2 words.

Pete Marshall said...

thanks harris...i appreciate that..cheers Pete

Pete Marshall said...

thanks tracey..like this myself...

hi alice..fed their hunger lol

hi cheryl..liked the word elegant..thanks pete

thanks patti..always love your support

f82bfat..you are so right..vampires are huge but poe is sitting right under their noses and they are missing out on so much..cheers Pete

moondustwriter said...

Poe"ish" indeed
dry to the bone...

nice 160

Moon Smiles

frayedges said...

So much imagery in 160 characters. Loved it.

Pete Marshall said...

hi moonie & frayedges...thanks for commenting..yep not a drop left in the house!!!!

Kavita said...

WHOAA!!!!
And fresh skin to their eyes were bait
The fangs within just could not wait!

I LOVED your creepy and daaaark 160, Pete!!! Awesome!!!

JamieDedes said...

Poe must be sitting on your shoulder!

Good stuff, Pete.

Pete Marshall said...

Hi Kavita...boo...LOL

Jamie..i hope not..that would scare the heck out of me LOl