Who are the true-life vampires?
Just celebrities well-attired?
Is not each person living
In some vampire-habit mired:

Romanticized in books and films,
Yet bleeding others dry:
In character awash in faults
We hide from others’ eyes.

Without redemption, each of us
Falls underneath this curse:
Degrading into wickedness
Until we are our worst.

Lord, help us to repent of such
Behaviors that degrade
The victims and practitioners
Who into these sins fade!!

God loves us in our beastliness
And freely gives to all
Salvation from our sins and selves
When on Christ we do call.

So, vampires who don’t want to change
Can stay just as they are,
But those who seek a better life
In Jesus will go far.

by Gwennon
September 24, 2013

This is actually the second iteration of this poem.  I have made changes to lines 2, 4, and 8 to make the message a little more all-inclusive, since this is something I believe we all struggle with.

This poem is not to denigrate the Twilight series of movies and books that so many enjoy.  I have to admit, I have completely loved both these books and movies, and I find some very redemptive qualities in them.

However, since this is a time of year when many people focus on “foreign” types of creatures, it seemed like a good time to share this poem.

Praying that everything we love and pursue brings us closer to Jesus,