One Less Zombie

April 21, 2009
By Snowkittenz BRONZE, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Snowkittenz BRONZE, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Too little of the population can hear the sirens, blaring at them for originality.
There are some that hear the alarms, and avoid the zombies of today.
The enemies are not grey-skinned, and are not trying to eat you.
They are trying to eat what makes you who you are.
They wear brand names, and sing the Top 5.
It’s not easy to learn, but there is a way to save yourself.
Of course, you will learn, because for humans, living is vital.
Dying is not an option.
We need to be ourselves
because becoming a follower of mindless zombies is not an option.

You must lead yourself, not take the first hand offered.
We are afraid to discover ourselves, so we allow ourselves to be made a copy of someone else.
Then, succumbing, we shuffle towards nothing.
The sirens warn us that this nothing is just an escape,
but that this emergency exit is only letting us escape who we are, not the horde of androids.
Instead, we need to reach our own hand out to lead ourselves.

Dear generation of today,
Not only must you become your own leaders to be you,
You must take your headphones off and occasionally chat to the businessman on the subway car who happens to have a kid your age.
You must understand that there will be time to listen to your music later, and you can take them off for this trip,
and regain what you lost when you put them on.

You now hear the alarms as your reminder to be creative, and to only follow yourself.
They are asking for individual originality, and you now understand their need.
The warnings are given off by those who are aware, and now by you.

The author's comments:
I wrote this when 2 SlamPoets came to my classroom and taught us.
This is about how I feel that people need to be original.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Oct. 1 2010 at 8:13 pm
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous

wow, someone should publish this in the newspaper. it couldn't hurt at this point, and maybe it'd make a difference. very thoughtful and well written, five stars.

TREMAIL21 said...
on May. 5 2009 at 3:59 pm

on May. 5 2009 at 12:44 am
Katie Cox BRONZE, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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This is an amazing poem as I have told you before! I love it! It is very well thought out and I can't wait to see you guys perform it!

C said...
on May. 4 2009 at 10:10 pm
I really like this poem. Keep up the creative work. Great imagery.

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