Zombie Apocalypse – Poetry Month 2021

My favourite prompts in the 2021 Dirty Thirty Poetry Challenge were the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, and ‘Trapped Inside an Elevator‘ … both are topics I would absolutely never have written on…. While writing about the Zombie Apocalypse I decided to incorporate the biblical definition of an apocalypse (as a a prophetic revelation) into human relationships.

Zombie Apocalypse

An apocalypse is a revelation,

Lifting the lid on things, 

I never thought could happen,

Revelations of who people really are,

Dark spirited and evil.

What kind of person are you?

You have no real purpose here.

All you do is drive fear, sow discord,

You seem intangible and untouchable,

As you lie and change the truth,

I see you. I know you.

Not a man. 

Not what I thought,

Just another dead soul, 

Destroying innocent lives,

With your spite and bitterness,

You have a beautiful costume,

Evil disguised so well,

Walking to the tune of great bells,

Your shadows make me shiver,

Threatening me – using your strength

While everyone smiles at your mask.

God does not like ugly

This truth is small comfort here,

It means we need to wait until,

You make peace in your troubled soul.

God’s peace will not come,

Until life re-enters your soul,

I pray that day is soon.

May your dead soul be healed

So this apocalypse is gone.

Published by Josie Young

Josie Young is a writer, an activist and a lover of food, stories and stormy ocean skies. Previously a community project manager, Josie is also a full time mother and a free lance ghost and feature writer and editor. Josie Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Public Policy (2007), a Masters of International and Community Development (2009) and a Masters of Humanitarian Assistance (2017).

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