Ed’s Top Ten Favorite March Madness Poetry 2013 Poems: #6

This comes a day late, but here is #6 on my list of Top Ten Favorite Poems of #MMPoetry 2013. I wanted to introduce this poem properly, but I’m struggling to find the right words. Not sure what’s gotten into me. Brain dead, I guess:

Zombie Preparedness
By Samuel W. Kent

Statistically speaking, when zombies arrive
you’re likelier ending up dead than alive,
but seldom survivors suspect they’ll succumb
to vicious and virulent bites on their bum.

They’ll fritter their energies setting aside
their stockpiles of food in safe places to hide.
But Zed, the pragmatic, despite being scared
spent all of his time getting truly prepared…

He’d seen zombies munching, and mostly their fare
was brains on the half-skull, served totally rare.
So Zed chose to memorize books that contain
the myriad recipes featuring brain.

And when he arose from the depths of the crypt –
a vague sense of hunger and thoughts nondescript –
he grinned as he grumbled, and shuffled his feet,
for Zed, now undead, was preparing to eat!


Great concept … superb execution … and zombies! What’s not to love? Click here to see this poem as it originally appeared in #MMPoetry 2013.

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  • deborahhwilliams

    Perfect, rollicking rhythm–I love it!

  • Catherine Johnson

    That is awesome! I’d love to put it in my zombie collection :)

  • BJ Lee

    vicious and virulent bites on their bum! hahaha!

  • http://www.pgwrites.com Patti Bumpus Richards

    Awesome! Love it!

  • Matt Forrest

    Fun rhythm and unusual rhymes…very well done, Mr. Doodler!

  • Damon Dean

    Fun again, Samuel. The stiff-legged rhythm was perfect.

  • http://motherstreusel.com/ Mother Streusel

    Very clever! Gross but seriously well done. Most impressive!

  • Jeanne Poland

    Delicious recipe and tantalizing twist at the finish! Almost makes you wonder if zombies really exist…
    Jeanne Poland

  • Jeanne Poland

    Very funny Ed.
    Just read the “brain dead” quip.

  • Buffy Silverman

    Love this poem, especially the line: “brains on the half-skull, served totally rare.” Terrific!

  • Dave Crawley

    I love the combination of gruesome fact and distinguished description…