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NaPoWriMo Day 5.

Written for a challenge made in the Imaginarium House. 'World War Z' was and remains my favorite movie. This poem is based only on the trailer - no spoilers.

Cover image: pixabay.com.

World War Z

There’s an underlying tension,

a feeling of unease

as the world is falling under

some really odd disease.

Head out to the car,

join the traffic in the streets,

where cars are going nowhere

and you’re strapped within your seats.


And then the screams!

The chaos.

People try to flee.

You watch in a stunned disbelief

of what you do now see.



That’s the instinct,

you follow behind a truck

and collision unavoidable,

you’re very nearly stuck.


A stranger is approaching

but before he gets too near,

you’re confronted by a sight

that ratchets up your fear.

He’s pulled down to the ground

and becomes a victim of attack,

by teeth is torn and shredded,

no way that he’ll be back.

But then he starts to twitch

and is rising to his feet,

groping out towards you

when that change, it is complete.


How can you defeat them,

all the hordes of newly dead?

The numbers grow each minute,

by violent hunger they are led.

A virus making zombies

will be the war to finish man

unless some solution presents

before the world is overran.


Submitted: April 05, 2020

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Clicked instantly in my email seeing the title, Hula!
Words tiitlate the brain.

Sun, April 5th, 2020 4:56pm


Thanks for reading, dreamscriber.

Sun, April 5th, 2020 11:11am

Kevin Broughton

A great tribute to the film.

JM Straczynski is a great writer and a nice guy.

Sun, April 5th, 2020 5:22pm


Thanks so much, Kevin!

Sun, April 5th, 2020 11:10am

Mike S.

With not a lot of imagination, translates to today's viral threat; excellent, Hull!

Sun, April 5th, 2020 5:26pm


That's very true, Mike. It was just a different virus, transmitted by saliva etc. Thanks for giving this a read.

Sun, April 5th, 2020 11:08am

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

Very well done!!! Sadly, it could almost be an allegory for our present situation. I love your writing, Hully!

Sun, April 5th, 2020 6:16pm


Thanks so much, Bobi. I think writing is all that keeps me going right now.

Sun, April 5th, 2020 11:18am


I am a big fan of the movie and this poem captured the atmosphere. Good job, dude

Sun, April 5th, 2020 6:24pm


My favorite! Glad you enjoyed it!

Mon, April 6th, 2020 11:20am

tom mcmullen

Certainly a poem we can relate to at the moment Hullabaloo, but where did you find that photo of me?

Mon, April 6th, 2020 8:42am


Haha! You're on pixabay, Tom! Thanks for reading.

Mon, April 6th, 2020 11:28am


I have to say I have only seen this once, but your great atmospheric tribute, has me itching to watch it again.

Mon, April 6th, 2020 3:50pm


Thanks, C-S. I'm not saying how many times I've watched it!

Mon, April 6th, 2020 11:29am

Sue Harris

Haven't seen the film, Hully, but now I don't need to. Brilliant poem!

Mon, April 6th, 2020 6:55pm


Thanks, Sue. This was just written around the trailer, no spoilers.

Tue, April 7th, 2020 11:54am

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