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Zombies only animate
On a scary Halloween.
If that night were abolished
They would never more be seen.

Don't know if it would eat me
If I met one on that night.
I'll not die from not knowing
But I might die from the fright.

They can't be dead but not dead,
Nor alive but not alive.
I wonder if they'd be stung
If they bumped into bee-hive.

If you like ghosts and goblins
Then you might like zombies too.
But as for me I'll dodge all three
And just leave them all for you.

This Halloween I'll wear a mask 
As ugly as it can be
So if I meet a Zombie
He will be more scared of me.

By: Joyce Johnson


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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 6:35:00 PM
    That's a GOOD idea! LOL Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 4:23:00 AM
    love the humour Joyce congrats on your win Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 12:36:00 PM
    Nice twist at the end, Joyce. Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 4:34:00 AM
    very good Joyce a worthy winner love xx

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:52:00 PM
    This zombie poem was a fun one to read! I really enjoyed it! Great work, Joyce! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much!

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Joyce, , Congratulations on your win. take care ~xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:31:00 PM
    I like this in-depth view of those crazy creatures. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 6:56:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this one again. Congratulations. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Zombie poem. Good night Joyce

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 5:25:00 PM
    LOved this one the FIRST time. Leonora has good taste in zombie poems. congrats.

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Joyce, . Congratulations with your awesome Zombie win. Stay Alive LOL....... SKAT ~Love

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:52:00 AM
    - Interesting to read about Zombies - glad that they are not real! - Congratulations on your winning poem Joyce !! :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Congratulations my dear friend Joyce on your well-deserved super win in my contest with only one theme, “Zombie”! I extremely love and thoroughly enjoyed your very entertaining and outstanding spooky poem. Thank you so much for your loving support. More blessings! Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:38:00 PM
    A fun Halloween poem! I enjoyed it very much! Really good work, Joyce! Was this poem written for the contest? If so, I wish you the best of luck!...Thank you for the kind comments, once again! :) Hugs!

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Fun surprise ending, Joyce. Love it!

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:01:00 PM
    joyce, your zombie poem is delightful and DANG good. I find it more humorous than others I have read!

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Ha ha, this is clever and fun Joyce. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my poem.

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 5:22:00 AM
    Nice humor with wit, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:58:00 AM
    - Well done, Joyce! - Chilling .... but, no I do not like Zombies ..... they smell rotten ... lol.- Luck in contest!! - Have a beautiful day! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Loved this poem, Have to take a 5 year old out for Halloween, so for the last month all I have heard about is zombies zombies zombies!!!!