"The Zombie Apocalypse" a poem

Cell phones and technology have come a long way and mostly for the better, but it kills our social nature. We become texters rather than talkers. We become anti-social and shy. Lazy, and rather hide behind our electronic devices than have a real life
Cell phones and technology have come a long way and mostly for the better, but it kills our social nature. We become texters rather than talkers. We become anti-social and shy. Lazy, and rather hide behind our electronic devices than have a real life | Source
The U.S Army and such are big zombies, following the orders of the government to the T, they are on a need to know basis and do without question. Fighting unnessecary wars, Away from their loved ones and risking their lives for them. and us.
The U.S Army and such are big zombies, following the orders of the government to the T, they are on a need to know basis and do without question. Fighting unnessecary wars, Away from their loved ones and risking their lives for them. and us. | Source
We the people are the biggest zombies of all. Falling for the lies, following the leader like sheep to the slaughter. Conforming to the laws and giving up our rights for the gov's idea of freedom and protection. And we do nothing but go along with it
We the people are the biggest zombies of all. Falling for the lies, following the leader like sheep to the slaughter. Conforming to the laws and giving up our rights for the gov's idea of freedom and protection. And we do nothing but go along with it | Source
The government, always ruining everyone's fun.  I do not own these photos.
The government, always ruining everyone's fun. I do not own these photos. | Source

These dark shadows hover over me like the night,
mistakes and regrets of the past.
The distance between us isn't far enough,
but I know this time won't last.
It will age me and weaken me
with every tick of the clock.
Til I can not age anymore,
but only decay with every tock.

Time is but an endless cycle,
even in our death it still goes on,
but perhaps we are born again,
never fully gone.
I don't remember how I got here,
only that I am here now,
All we have are memories,
that seem unreal somehow,

but dreams of the past,
a time long ago,
did it ever exist?
How can we know?
Pictures tell a thousand words,
but looks can be deceiving,
our minds play tricks on us,
they trick us into believing.

Believing that this is the world,
and this is the end,
that this is all there is to life,
this is all you get.
Is it enough,
when we're programmed to want more?
When there's a whole universe
out there to explore?

Programmed like robots,
we listen and obey,
conformed and confined
to the rules of society.
The past is real,
and in it lies our future.
The present is only leading us to
the imminent demise of our culture.

The apocalypse is already here,
we are the zombies.
Feeding on the rotting flesh
and corruption of the government body.


© Copyright NMJ 2013

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Sunny River 3 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

Terrifyingly true. Very very sad truth. But a great poem. Love the pictures. :)


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

I think this is why the zombie genre has become so popular...because the average citizen can relate.

Great work Nikki.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Sunny and Wayne. Yep. We are fascinated with death because our own culture is dying. We are the zombies. Well, I prefer to think of myself as a survivor, how about you?


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

I guess it would depend on what I had to survive (thinking of the piece I just wrote called Fire on the Horizon). Which brings the question to mind: Instead of trying to survive, would you be willing to sacrifice humanity for the life of the planet Earth?


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

hmm.. first great write nikki.. now .. In college we have debates about... if the world were going to end and we could only save 3 people what type of person specializing in what field would you save ...( poets, artist, scientist , teachers, ..etc, etc, etc..)

it leads to great debates.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Well those are all good questions Wayne, and Cleaner. I know I would try to survive and keep my family and friends and so forth safe for as long as possible. Some sacrifices do have to be made but I think earth could wipe and probably will wipe us all out before long. Maybe not my generation or even the next but eventually, Earth has been surviving long before any of us, and will survive long after we are gone I believe. But if i had to choose 3 survivors, and i guess they would need to repopulate the world so we would need at least on guy and one girl. someone really smart, someone with music and writing talent, and someone good at hunting and building things.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

Great write Nikki. Someone would need to know how to make beer and wine. To repopulate the world, you need three girls and one guy as long as he is fertile. I would want a farmer, male or female. Its not easy to grow food and save seeds. The planet will outlive our species, no doubt.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

I agree. just don't use me for repopulation I will be kicking zombie ass. and can not do that pregnant nor do I want to be pregnant, if it was up to me, the world don't need repopulating because humans had their chance and failed. Dinosaurs didn't get a second chance, why should we? We need to set on the right course now before it is too late.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

I can see you kicking zombie ass in my mind's eye. Let's get on track now.


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AudreyHowitt 22 months ago from California

Just checking in and hoping you are doing well!!


Nicole 22 months ago

I am! Thanks. Don't feel like signing in lmao


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damian0000 22 months ago from Belfast

Hey nikki... brilliant poem, just checking in after a while away and great to see you haven't dropped your high standards :-)

This make me think of george orwell 1984.. very nice work


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Nikkij504gurl 22 months ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks so much Damian! Hope all is well with you and Audrey you too. Signed in now though I haven't posted much here. I am on Allpoetry now.


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damian0000 22 months ago from Belfast

Audrey... ?

Good to know you are still working hard though and i will have to go and check out this allpoetry site.. :-)


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Nikkij504gurl 22 months ago from Louisiana Author

she commented before u lol and yes u should


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Leptirela 20 months ago from I don't know half the time

Very good :)

Dark and I love it .

Scary and true xxx


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AudreyHowitt 12 months ago from California

Hope you are doing well! I miss reading your stuff--are you writing anywhere?


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Nikkij504gurl 12 months ago from Louisiana Author

yes nikkimj19 on allpoetry.com

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