Today’s contribution for Zombie Week comes from author Mark Zahn, who was very kind about letting me share a poem from his book, King Pumpkin: A Celebration of Hallowe’en in Verse.
Also nOt so good AT pOmes.
iS hard tO get these wOrds to BRAINS!
Do nOt know wHat happen. FiRst dead then feeling DandY.
But me remember hallOweEn.
sO hUngry for chocolate BRAINS!
gueSs i tricK-Or-trEat alone. kiDs hate My naSty breath.
zOmbie feel sO sad alOne.
Life much mOre fun thAn BRAINS!
sO see you Out tOnight. I hopE it dO not rAin.
if hAve idEas for my bAd smell,
I’d like tO picK your…
(mE no think of wOrd that rhyMe with rain)
Mark says there is a story behind this delightful bit of poetry:
“My daughter has a birthday right before Halloween,” he told me. “So for ten years my wife and I would throw these over-the-top Halloween costume parties at our house. Likewise, I’ve always had a tradition going back nearly twenty years of composing a Halloween poem and sending it out to friends and family. A few years back, our party was zombie themed – and zOmbi pOem was that year’s poem.”