Vampires of the Sun

They do not hide anymore

They are not afraid

To drink human blood in the afternoon

While we watch them, confused

 

They are not afraid of people

Seeing the crimes they commit

Against humanity

Our families and friends

 

They do not hide anymore

They are not afraid

Of the reporters chasing them

To film them for history

 

While you dine safely in your home

Sharing stories

And children playing here and there

“17 bodies found” you hear them say

You stop for a moment

“They do not hide anymore

They are not afraid”

You murmur,

continue telling your story

Not surprised of the massacres

 

Children watch them before bedtime

During breakfast and after lunch

No longer question us

About the river of blood

That flows while they smile

The vampires of the sun

Proud, to fight for power

 

“They’ll get used to it”

They laugh and say

While they scar us with delinquency

 

They do not hide anymore

They are not afraid

© 2011 ALIA SULTAN

11 thoughts on “Vampires of the Sun

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  1. Seems to me that these “vampires” can be copies of those who try to get in our ways. Just like a hidden enemy “they do not hide anymore…they are not afraid”. I liked what you wrote 🙂

  2. WOWZ! … I love it!! Very vivid imagery!! … I know it is Halloween season in the Western world, and this poem may allude to that … but the vampires of the sun that came to my mind as I read your poem were not the fictional ones, but the real human vampires who suck their people’s blood daily—the dictators that have no mercy and that only care about their never–lasting power! Very excellent poem!! Keep at it!!

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