Vampire

Looking in the mirror and to the horror I see
Not my reflection, it's not mine
But a lifeless vampire glaring back at me
Me is dead, though I am alive
I cannot find who I am
Compared to the others I am living
Although dead in my mind.

Looking in the mirror and to my despair I see
Bruises and sores, cuts and blood,
Signs of a lifeless vampire staring back at me
This blood is not my own
And water will not wash it away
The ultimate sound of death applauds
Although silent in my mind.

Turning away from the gruesome sight
I gape at the window
And wave goodbye to the brief night
This life is not my own
And death will not take it away
The dreamy stance fades as I lie down
Although awake in my mind.