Beware the Vampire

They come for your energy,

they come to you as a resource,

they drain what they want from you by manipulative force.

They come to you in need,

they come to feed,

off your brilliance – a decadence.

They take credit for your ideas,

they gaslight and diminish your soul,

their rise to success is from all they stole.

They disguise themselves as friend,

they take your will to bend,

and use it as a step up.

They are cowardly creatures,

scared to make their own decisions,

but will show themselves in their egoistic visions.

Black on the left and flames rising from a piece of white paper burning with remaining text that reads, “udas.”
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