I've been noticing a trend in society today,
I've read it and heard it in the things that people say.
Horror, for the moment, is all the rage,
Acted out in books and even on the stage.
Why is it we love horror?
All the gruesome blood and gore?
Why do we love vampires and the walking dead.
What was it about this that someone once said?
"We humans are the only creatures that love to scare ourselves."
We keep plenty of material in the movies on our shelves.
Who gave vampires and werewolves so much power?
Seemingly able everything to devour?
(They didn't have it way back when),
I guess things were much simpler then.
They turned into bats and sucked their victim's blood,
I guess a movie like that today would be a total dud.
Werewolves needed a night with a full moon
To turn all teeth and hairy and make their victims swoon.
Today they transform and move with the speed of light,
And vampires and werewolves against each other fight.
Somehow I find that to be so very wrong,
Come on guys! Can't we all just get along?
And don't get me started on the walking dead,
Seeing one of them is something that I dread.
So you can keep all the horror,
Bloody guts and all the gore,
I'll stick with the mystery and the thriller,
Though I really do enjoy a good serial killer.
(Is that wrong?)