EXERCISE Poetry Challenge # 31 -- A Ballad

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    For this week's challenge, I ask that you write a Ballad
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    A Ballad is s short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four lines and usually a refrain.

    Examples and more information on ballads can be found here.


    Write your Ballad on whatever topic you wish, have fun, and try using bbcodes to make your Ballad look pretty!:)
     
  2. The setting darkness, it does fall

    On the land before our eyes

    Causing demons of hell to spawn

    And end our mortal lives.
     
  3. The Vampire's Lament

    Refrain:
    Oh, do you know the ancient tale
    Of the vampire's lament?
    A man once gave away his soul,
    His fate he would resent.


    (I)
    There once was a young farm owner,
    For his loved ones he plied,
    Dearly he loved his wife and child,
    But by the plague they died.

    (II)
    Distraught from the loss he suffered,
    His will to live was lost,
    He made a deal for a new life,
    Never knowing the cost.

    Refrain:
    Oh, do you know the ancient tale
    Of the vampire's lament?
    A man once gave away his soul,
    His fate he would resent.

    (III)
    He was no longer a mortal but
    A being of the night.
    His skin was pale, his blood ran cold,
    And deadly was his bite.


    (IV)
    Unable to let go the man
    Retained humanity.
    But with each drop of blood he drank,
    He lost his sanity.

    Refrain:
    Oh, do you know the ancient tale
    Of the vampire's lament?
    A man once gave away his soul,
    His fate he would resent.

    (V)
    For years he searched for those like him,
    For those who knew his pain.
    He found only more misery,
    His heart ached with disdain.

    (VI)
    Centuries passed slowly, never
    A sunrise did he see.
    Doomed to a life of loneliness
    For all eternity.

    Refrain:
    Oh, do you know the ancient tale
    Of the vampire's lament?
    A man once gave away his soul,
    His fate he would resent.

    ((Inspired by Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice.))
     
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