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.
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.