A Mother’s Love

This poem came from an SSP img_6921picture writing prompt. I couldn’t wait to share it with you all!

A Mother’s Love

Her rotting flesh and stagnant breath
Repelled the the world at large
The zombies brought unwanted death
Despondency, its charge
An epidemic spawning wide
Across the global span
But now the creatures all but died
Removed from living man
Within a cabin in the wood
Humanity returns
Her memory is understood
The light before her burns
She holds a doll for all she lost
Awaiting her demise
Her penance comes at such a cost
Regretfully, she cries
No longer craving human flesh
She mourns for all she slew
Subconsciously, she’s in a mesh
Confusion’s nothing new
She knows the mobs will hunt her down
Until her time arrives
Her doll will drive away the frown-
A mother’s love survives …

James Matthew Byers resides in Wellington, Alabama with his wife, kids, a dog named after an elf, and two tortoises. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master’s in 2010. His epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, is out now from Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. He also has a short story featured in their upcoming release, Unleashed: Monsters Vs. Zombies.

Find James Matthew Byers at:
Twitter: @Mattbyers40
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