|Halloween in Maui, Hawaii 2012|
An insidious, destructive prejudice has grown
against the Zombie population in the U.S.
Granted they are quite different,
and difference makes anyone suspect.
Though we lack sufficient evidence of their overt aggression,
we now have manuals in case of their attacks -
"The Zombie Survival Guide, Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks."
We repeat slogans like mantras -
"Destroy the brain you kill the ghoul." (Night of the Living Dead)
Zombies share similarities with other minority groups.
Some zombies identify with the oppressor
by calling upon the 2nd amendment to protect themselves
Others, ashamed of their heritage,
deny they are Zombies, disguised they 'blend in'.
Both liberal and conservative groups defend their rights,
teach us about cultural sensitivity, acceptance
of Zombies' non-beliefs in love or any of its associates
(involuntary effect of being undead).
Like most minority groups, Zombies influence mainstream culture:
food - we die to eat.
TV - we watch brainless shows and call them reality.
Language - we refrain from using words in favor of guttural sounds. Ugh
Fashion - torn clothing designed to bring out that unique disheveled look.
Education - no Zombie left behind.
Like it or not Zombies are significant.
Some of my best friends are Zombies,
some have married Zombies, have Zombie kids.
I can testify to their unique contributions.
As an expert - my advice?
Learn to recognize the Zombie shuffle.
Do not fear or hate them, show compassion,
be aware of any Zombeiism in you
to live or die.
(Submitted to Dverse Poets)
hahaha...ok you make me feel bad for making fun of zombies now...they really are just misunderstood...smiles....some have married zombies...ha....oh, this was nice myrna...smiles.ReplyDelete
smiles...very cool myrna.... there surely is some Zombeiism in me as well... and the fashion industry has quite some zombies on board...me thinks..smilesReplyDelete
Smiles here. A wonderful topic, gently camoflagued in fun.ReplyDelete
Interesting take on the Zombie subject. >KBReplyDelete
Oh this is just brilliant.. no we unless they start to pick my brain I have nothing against zombies...ReplyDelete
I love how you made Zombies culture a part of our mainstream culture ~ They are indeed come to think of it ~ Really enjoyed this Myrna ~ReplyDelete
Many are the zombies, passing through days, with no clear perception of reality. I am one of those... I am a zombie.ReplyDelete
Very well-written, giving the nightmarish monster another look through your eyes.
Learn to recognize the Zombie shuffle.ReplyDelete
Do not fear or hate them, show compassion
I would like to do that, to recognize them and show compassion! But sadly they're just abhorring. The zombies I know I think are also some friends! Great write Myrna!
..thanks for the education...fun to and smartly written!ReplyDelete
Clever, quirky and brilliant!ReplyDelete
Someone has to stick up for them, they are so misunderstood, hee hee. Good one, Myrna!ReplyDelete
Perfect last line. Only we can choose what we will be! For some reason this line made me chuckle:ReplyDelete
"Education - no Zombie left behind." My new mantra!
Well done & some great food for thought!
Brilliant! And underneath the light-hearted tone, a serious message, about not judgin others too quickly.ReplyDelete
This is Hilarious!! Love the cultural references. FYI my kids are totally zombies when they are tired:)ReplyDelete
This is a riot... or could possibly cause a riot... either way, loved it!ReplyDelete
Hilarious!Zombie friends-zombie kids,lol!ReplyDelete
A fun write :)ReplyDelete
actually playfully deep!ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
Happy Halloween to you too ~ReplyDelete