I was born a bonny zombie baby
It’s the only life I’ve known
But years and moons have passed since then
How I’ve zombie-grown!

Growing up sure ain’t easy
Juicy brains don’t come for free
And there’s no chance those screaming humans
Will ever let me be!

See, I’ve never craved attention
I just want an axe-free life
Somewhere peaceful in the country
Where I can find a loving, kind, decaying wife

I never knew my zombie father
Spent no childhood catching ball
No mother there to catch me
When rotting limbs would fall

And I don’t know if you’ve noticed
But zombie role models are lacking
We’re just used in films to show off
The hero’s muscles as they’re hacking

And don’t you see the irony
In claiming we love brains
Then trying to bash our heads in.
It’s prejudice ingrained!

I don’t wanna fight you.
Set aside your sword.
Quit swinging that bloody baseball bat.
Let’s sit, and have a word.

I know my tongue’s necrotic
But there’s a message ‘neath my growling
If only you would listen, really listen,
We could end this midnight prowling

Our demands are very few:
Just leave us all alone,
In basements, malls or graveyards,
Where we can rot and roam.

We’re the next step in evolution:
These are Darwinian growing pains.
We don’t want to harm you

We just want to eat your brains!




59 thoughts on “ZombieLife

  1. You, sir, have just made me laugh out loud, recycle the liquid I had been drinking AND scare the fur off the cats, because I shouted out, “kind, decaying wife?” at the top of my lungs, just prior to the aforementioned performance. Talent, such talent you have. Good to read your stuff.

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  2. Niiiiice! It’s good to see you haven’t lost your sense of humour. Where have you been btw? Feels like I haven’t seen you in months! Not that I’ve been around much myself, but, still…how is life treating you anyway?

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    • Life’s good thanks. I’ve mostly been going to poetry open mics, and testing material in front of live audiences… Which has led to something of a shift in tone, as you’ll see if I publish the Halloween Horror poem! How’re you doing?

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      • Ah, sounds exciting, but terrifying – for me that is, being such an introvert! I really admire you for being able to do that. I’m ok, busy, you know – in the final year of my writing Master’s and I’m juggling that with work so wanting to tear my hair out at times haha!

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