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I would like to be Vincent Malloy
With a grim face and a zombie dog
Would like to be dreaming
Wandering in the fog
Nobody around me
I like to be alone
Nobody disturbs me
I could change them in stone

If only I were Vincent Malloy
With Vincent price deep voice
Walking among the grave
And quoting Allan Poe
Thinking it's my last eve
Nobody seems to know
But why should I worry?
For life is just nothing
And I want more of death
It is the real deal

I wish I were Vincent Malloy
With zombie dog and living doll
Nobody's beside me
My love have been buried
I'm searching for her under the mournful grind
I'm searching for fear inside my so dark dreams
I'll never get back from this freaky travel
When nightmares are too dark
There is no more marvel

I would like to be Vincent Malloy
For he had a wax museum
Playing with death
Instead of toy
With his own truth
And his own laws
He was an amazing person

I would have liked to meet Vincent Malloy
Telling him not to trick with ghouls
It is a game for mindless fools
And warning him against morbid
For it can only lead to scream
Telling him
As his mother said
Go outside and play
It's a beautiful day

I would have liked to be Vincent Malloy
Would have liked too feel like this crazy boy
Living in his own universe
Talking only in verse
But his soul is now a jail
And his dreams are like chains
Vincent died instead of playing
And he cried instead of laughing
It's sunny outside
And a beautiful day
If you want to be dark
There is a price to pay
this poem has been inspired by tim burton "Vincent".
i think you should read the original poem before mine
it is not a very good poem, it looks like it has been written by a child...but i really like tim burton vincent's, so i wanted to have one too...
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nightmare1975 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I would have like to be Vincent too.
Yebenes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome poem :)
ChattyKathy1999 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
That is so cool I like it alot! :)
maxwell1036 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wow, this is way better then my Vincent art work. Looks like a fram from the real short film.
yumi9989-9989 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I remember this! It came on the Nightmare Before Christmas VHS as a special feaTure...I remember I used to be scared to death of certain parts of it..and I have an awkward memory about the part about his buried-alive, I was a creppy child. Ah well. xD
RedDoktor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
This is a really great poem! Vincent is such a good short film too :)
ThornAngl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Annette11 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
it is cool
xMonica1x Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
i love vincent!!!!! when i was sick i watched it 12 times in one day......OBSSESED MUCH?
ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
This is an interesting poem. I can relate to Vincent too and even Tim Burton himself. Sometimes I even feel like the two.
Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your poem =P
Tim Burton's Vincent is so amazing! *.*
LockXLauren Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
NewTestament Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love Tim Burton's "Vincent", and I love yours as well! Great job!
HappyMonsterr Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it♥
Tim Burton is amazing.
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, I just adore it! Very good job, good show! :)
kweetlingsummerfey Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I love the original, and yours is really good too!!!
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Thank you, Tim Burton's poem rocks...!
kweetlingsummerfey Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
It does.
ibtshi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I love your poem :love:
I also love the original and have this strange feeling that 'I would like to be Vincent Malloy'. thanks for putting my feelings into rhymes. :worship:
UnrealisticReality Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
This is actually really good! It's very much Burton-style, but that's what I like :)
The ending is just genious..

If you want to be dark, there's a Price to pay

WOW. REALLY nice job!
sofineko Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
sugoi!!! :D me encanta el terror poetico, es kawaii ^^
xo-britt-xo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
beautiful piece! I love it =]
Sweet-Melon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
This is way cool
xxphoto-tonic-kidxx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
I LOVE Tim Burton's poem Vincent! This is an awesome tribute to it! :]
crash2611 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
i loooooveed it (: totally awesoomee work :]
13Vampire-Eternal13 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Love It !!!
Brilliant Poem !!
The-Other-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
i love the poem! i just plain love tim burton!! where would we all be without his dark art?
nasenblutennn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really lovely!
Psychobrume Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
I like very much this poem
KristofferPeeps Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
O_o i love it! luuuuuv it!!! i'll check out the original, but i can't see how it could be better than yours!
Kitty-the-Waterbaby Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
The question is... do you believe he truly died?
Nixons-Tempo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I love your poem.
Im at a loss for words.
I just love it that much.
fucken-weasel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
i so love that poem<33
Sally4real Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Beautiful poem....i only wish i could put my dark thoughts in words....
Lithiumfoxx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Nice wording.
Lithiumfoxx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
I almost Killed myself once, I stopped because I watched this film. I owe Burton.
DeviantSunrise Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Very nice, i like it!
Altough Vincent is only 6 minutes long, it's pretty close to my heart and is one of my favourite films.
And your poem is pretty good too :)

Just don't tell him to play..if he would have played too much...maybe he wouldn't have gifted us with his great creations ;)

DrowningForYou Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Very nice ^^
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
txies for both the comm and the fav !


Darkminttea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
C'est incroyable!! Je suis pourtant sure de l'avoir déjà vu. A mon avis quelqu'un a du copier ton travail qui d'ailleurs est magnifique!! ^___^
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
tu crois vraiment que quelqun aurait pu le copier...?!!!!
dingue !

merci du compliment en tous cas...!
Darkminttea Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
C'est rien du tout ^^
Oui je crois bien j'ai une bonne mémoire visuelle et ça m'avait beaucoup marquée ... c'est trop étrange !
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
bon, ben en tout cas j'espere que si kkun m'a en effet pique ce poeme il ne raconte pas que c'est de lui...!!!
Darkminttea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Coucou chuis tombée sur ton oeuvre en cherchant des trucs sur Tim Burton...Elle me semble étrangement familière, c'est trop bizarre. T'aurais pas fait de l'art plastique au lycée Charles Peguy ??? Chuis trop curieuse répond moi siteplé lol ^_^
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
non non, pas d'art plastique dans le lycée dont tu parles...
sinon ben je suppose qu'elle te parait familière parceque ca suit plutot la trame du court métrage, mais c'est pas un texte que j'ai copié ou que ce soit...
Auralay Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
Ooooo, I love it!

Tim Burton is a genius! :worships him:

Too bad my brain is drained from all the math homework to really think about it ^^;
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
Auralay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
^_^ :hugs: Keep writing ^_^ (just not in french, cuz then I can't read it, lol. Maybe I should've taken french instead of spanish. Haha)
PLA2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Hobbyist
Vincent Malloy, Vincent Malloy,
Is being alive just a decoy
To trap the shadows and net your soul
To get that bride out of that hole!

Now please mind your head,
For playing god with the dead
Is a game that few survive

They wax as you die
They stand as you lie
and laugh as they eat your soul

Yay! my first attempt at (rubbish) poetry
vive tim burton
et bela lugosi
pleur-de-lys Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
hey!!! don't think it's rubbish poetry!!! i love it...
why don't you post it...?!!!
a lot better than mine...!
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