Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse with Al Lane

19 Apr

My friend Al Lane from A Certain Point of View is participating in a month long challenge called the A to Z Challenge. He’s chosen the theme of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse in which he is giving us tips and advice on how to survive if zombies took over the world in the form of haiku. It’s brilliant and hilarious! To change it up in between his A to Z posts he posted this poem that shows us the positive side of a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’. I thought it was great, so I just had to share it. Be sure to check out his A to Z Challenge posts you’ll enjoy it.

zombie-apocalypse-The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q

Reasons To Be Cheerful

by Al Lane

No more light pollution,
Ruining the stars,
Global warming gone,
With all those fumes from cars.

No more stuck in traffic;
Or idiots at the wheel;
Finding a spot to park,
Or hours caged in steel.

(That idiot bloke next door
And his annoying son
Acted big and brave:
Got eaten on day one! )

No need to pay the bills
Or keep the taxman quiet.
No pension plan to stress on
Or post-Christmas/ summer diet

And think of all those groups,
That really ticked you off
Lawyers, footballers, estate agents,
All now zombie scoff

No so-called celebrities
And the focus on their looks;
Instead, try conversation
And learning things from books

That’s not to say life’s easy
With zombies all about
But there’s plenty to be thankful for
Of that I have no doubt!

Here are a few of his A to Z haiku . . .

Don’t believe the myth:
Zombies aren’t after your brains.
Any flesh will do.

Hang onto your hope,
But don’t hold out for a cure.
Focus on living.

Remember when death
Used to be a full stop?
Now it’s a comma.

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18 Responses to “Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse with Al Lane”

  1. Al Lane April 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Thanks Vashti – glad you like it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm April 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Vasthi. Fabulous indeed!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. John W. Howell April 19, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Very creative. Thanks, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Teagan Geneviene April 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    Vashti, that really is hysterically funny. Thanks for the smiles. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Huge hugs.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

      I’m glad you thought so. It put a smile on my face too that’s why I had to share it. You do the same! Hugs&Kisses ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  5. davidprosser April 20, 2016 at 3:16 am #

    Very funny Vashti. Thanks for sharing it.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 20, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      Coming from you (Lord of the funnies) that’s huge! I’m sure Al will be pleased. You’re welcome. Hugs&Kisses 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  6. nagrij April 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    This guy Al is pretty talented. Also, I’m a sucker for zombies. Really, seen all the movies, and I read all the books. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      I’m a sucker for zombies too! Check out Al’s blog he has the A to Z challenge going on and the theme is zombies! Also, I wrote a short story series about zombies called The Search for the Last Flower. You may enjoy it.


  7. Mrs. AOK April 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    This was awesome! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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