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Count Karloff

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Artwork: Sadie Giraud

I enjoy writing narrative verse and have an ambition to produce a series of humorous picture books which might enjoy Read More
  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Published Books 10

 

 

 

 

 

Count Karloff arose from his coffin
and left with a stretch and a yawn.
He said, ‘There’s a town to start off in.
I’ll feast on them all before dawn.”

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He mingled with unruly masses
observing the rich and the poor.
He said, “Never mind what their class is;
there’s garlic nailed up on each door.”

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The count felt a terrible yearning.
Anxiety stirred in his belly.
He said, “These damn mortals are learning
from series they’ve seen on the telly.”

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But then he saw Lady Jane Purtsey.
He flashed her a terrible grin.
And Purtsey replied with a curtsy
declaring, “Why don’t you come in?”

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She laid out a cake she’d been baking
that vampires aren’t likely to touch.
Thin slices were there for the taking
with currants and raisins and such.

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The count thought that Jane looked delicious.
Her blood would taste awfully nice.
He opened his jaws and looked vicious
so Purtsey popped in half a slice.

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He raised his dark eyebrows a fraction;
a moment of rare introspection.
He said, “Though I’m moved to distraction
the raisins are done to perfection”

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