When the truth hurts

How do you see me?
You used to call me friend.
But I told you what I am,
And now you call me a freak.

How do you feel about me?
You used to say you loved me.
But now you know the real me,
You look at me with disgust.

Why do you shun me?
We used to be inseparable.
But since I told you how it is,
You avoid me all the time.

Why do you fear me?
You used to say I made you safe.
But now you know the needs I have,
I see in you only mistrust.

Why forsake me now?
I put my trust in you alone.
I opened my heart and soul,
And you threw it back in my face.

Is this the end for us?
We used to say forever.
But now that the veil is lifted,
I see that all things end.

Why do I ask these things?
Because I thought you were the one.
But it seems I was so very wrong,
I am destined to continue my search.

How can one such as I need love?
Once you would never have asked.
You think I am now so different from you,
But we need to be loved just the same.

Will you ever accept me?
Like once you used to do.
No, I know our time is over,
It is now that I must move on.

March 27, 2002

Fanged Films

Hong Kong, 1992
Mr. Vampire 5 / Mr. Vampire 1992 / Chinese Vampire Story / New Mr. Vampire 3
USA, 1992
Stephen King's Sleepwalkers / Sleepstalkers

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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