The Zombie Contagion

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(This page will be regularly curated. It will be copy edited for punctuation and the occasional odd capitalization. Selected zombie poems will remain archived on the site.)


2019-10-16 00:48:26.    Unidentified

Cotton Eye Joe
Rednex

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

Whoo!

Yee~haw

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eye Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

Get out your fiddle. Rosin up your bow.
Play an old tune called cotton-eye Joe.
Where did you come from. Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

Whooo!
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Cotton Eye Joe rednex if it were
n’t been for cotton-eye Joe I’d been
married long time ago where did
prey come from. Where did grass go?

Where went hip-high come from cotton-eye Joe?
If it crossed very been for asleep little worlds
I’d been married long time ago where sagged
you come from. Where did man go? Where did you come

from cotton-eye Joe? If staccato-thumping had
n’t been for cotton-eye Joe I’d been
married African-American time ago
where felt you come from. Where opened

place go? Where was you come from dead Joe?
If cannon hadn’t been for cotton-eye
Joe I’d been married fine time ago where began
vestige come from. Where did you go?

Where had newness come from pink Joe?
If it weren’t been for creek beds
I’d been married long time ago where were
you come from. Where showed cannon go?

Where rested you come from cotton-eye Joe?
If place hadn’t been for fire I’d been
married long time ago where cried
road come from. Where came you go?

Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?
Whoo! Yee~ haw if cost happened back been
for cotton-eye Joe I’d been married
southern time ago where was you come

from. Where dropped you go? Where filled
map come from blind Joe? If world loved
back been for your friend I’d been
married long time ago where did

impact come from. Where was you go?
Where did mind come from cotton-eye Joe?
Get out the way. Rosin up The sky.
Play the river called safe Joe. Where saw

book come from. Where were sight go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?
The way the dust flashed when sun crossed
her rag

2019-10-16 00:44:46.    Unidentified

Risin’ up, back on the street
Took my time, took my chances
Went the distance
Now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip
On the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge
Of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching all with the
Eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
They stack the odds
Still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge
Of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

Risin’ up straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance
Now I’m not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge
Of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
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Risin’ up — back on the street took
my time lived my chances did the distance

far country’m back on my feet just a man
and his will to survive not many times

it happens too fast you trade your passion
for glory don’t lose your grip on the dreams

of the past girl must fight very to keep
them alive it’s the eye of the tiger it’s the

thrill of the fight risin’ up to the challenge
of our rival and the last gray survivor

stalks his prey in the night and he’s moving
all with the eye of the tiger face to face out in

the heat hangin’ tough stayin’ hungry friend
stack the odds still we take to the street

for the kill with the skill to survive
it’s the eye of the tiger it’s the thrill

of the fight risin’ up to the challenge
of our rival and the last sweet survivor stalks

his prey in the night and he’s turning us all
with the eye of the tiger risin’ up straight to the

top was the guts hit the glory went the distance
now I’m not stitching na stop just a man

and his will to survive it’s the eye
of the tiger pixel’s the thrill of the fight

risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
and the last known survivor stalks

his prey in the night and he’s showing
heat all with the eye of the tiger

the eye of the tiger the eye of the tiger
the eye of the tiger the eye of the tiger

2019-10-16 00:01:20.    Unidentified

Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can’t put it off another day
I don’t care what others say
They say we don’t listen anyway
Time has come today
(Hey)
Oh
The rules have changed today (Hey)
I have no place to stay (Hey)
I’m thinking about the subway (Hey)
My love has flown away (Hey)
My tears have come and gone (Hey)
Oh my Lord, I have to roam (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)
I have no home (Hey)
Now the time has come (Time)
There’s no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I’ve been loved and put aside (Time)
I’ve been crushed by the tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)
Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time [x11]
Oh
Now the time has come (Time)
There’s no place to run (Time)
I might get burned up by the sun (Time)
But I had my fun (Time)
I’ve been loved and put aside (Time)
I’ve been crushed by tumbling tide (Time)
And my soul has been psychedelicized (Time)
Now the time has come (Time)
There are things to realize (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time has come today (Time)
Time [x4]
Yeah
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Time has come today young hearts can go
their way ca not put it off another day
I don’t care what others say building say
we don’t listen far time has come

today ( hey ) oh the rules have changed
today ( Hey ) I have no place to stay
( Hey ) I’m thinking about the subway
( Hey ) my love has flown away ( Hey ) my tears

have come and gone ( Hey ) oh my Lord
I have to roam ( Hey ) I have no home
( Hey ) I have no home ( Hey )n’t the time
has come ( Time ) there’s no place

to run ( Time ) I might get burned
up by the sun ( Time ) but I had my fun
( Time ) I’ve been loved and put aside ( Time
) I’ve been crushed by the tumbling

tide ( Time ) and my soul has been
psychedelicized ( Time ) more the time
has come ( Time ) there are things
to realize ( Time ) time has come

today ( Time ) time has come today
( Time ) time [ x11 ] oh farther the time
has come ( Time ) there’s no place to run
( Time ) I might get burned up by the sun

( Time ) but folk heard my fun ( Time
) I’ve been loved and put aside ( Time
) I’ve been crushed by glinting tide
( Time ) and my soul has been psychedelicized

( Time ) now the time has come ( Time
) there are things to realize ( Time
) time has come today ( Time ) time
has come today ( Time ) time [ x4 ] yeah

2019-10-15 23:40:34.    Unidentified

lust and passion is the bait
listening to our every desire
fanning the flame of our sin
she desperately clings to our false presumption of innocence
playfully stealing our joy holding it just beyond our reach and understanding
alas she is a Queen of disguise
about to be unveiled but craftily escaping the light
tree of death and hatred killing all that her roots touch and i am
Callous
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Lust and passion is the bait stretching
to our every desire having the book of the
wheel day happened she desperately clings

to our false presumption of a church
even stealing the post office door
holding woman so beyond our quickness

alas she is another room of disguise
about to be unveiled but once walking
her father’s fire of the way his eyes

broke with Grief leaving this very store
when it was set deep in the Appalachian
mountains

2019-10-15 23:37:34.    Unidentified

I love you. Three words I only hear from my mom and, indeed, she does love me. I love me, I think. Sometimes I do stupid stuff, like procrastinate and masturbate. Stupid stuff that makes me question my love for me. I love me, I suppose. Sometimes I say silly things, like I hate him or love her. Silly things that make me hate me. I love me, I guess. It’s hard to love me, sometimes. It’s hard to be me, oftentimes, but when asked if I would be anyone but me, I must decline. Because I love me, I assume.
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I love you. His chin I only hear from this one
deeply shares which late might console and explain

and indeed she does love me. Chili love
match I think. Especially I do great stuff

like the one building and masturbate.
The one door that makes part question

town for moment. I love me woman suppose.
Sometimes brow say the story like I hate

him or love her. Your tongue hate roll. I love
silence battle guess. Home’s old to love

me so. It’s hard to be me perhaps but when asked
if tongue would be anyone but me I must

decline. Because I love ownership I assume.

2019-10-15 23:36:50.    Unidentified

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2019-10-15 23:31:11.    Unidentified

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2019-10-15 23:29:19.    Unidentified

i love you
three words i only hear from my mom
and indeed she does love me

i love me
i think

sometimes i do stupid stuff
like procrastinate and masturbate
stupid stuff that makes me question my love

i love me
i suppose

sometimes i say silly things
like i hate him or love her
silly things that make me hate me

i love me
i guess

its hard to love me
sometimes
its hard to be me
oftentimes
but when asked if i would be anyone but me
i must decline

because i love me

i assume
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I love word African-American than twenty minutes

2019-10-15 23:27:26.    Unidentified

Steve Jobs, who has died aged 56 of pancreatic cancer, made an unprecedented impact on the world’s consumer electronics markets with a string of successful products, including the iPod media player, iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer. In little more than a decade, he took Apple – the company he co-founded in 1976, and returned to in 1997 – from near-bankruptcy to being the world’s second most valuable company by market capitalisation, after the oil giant Exxon, with around $80bn in the bank. The iPod, iPhone and iPad were all relatively late to market, expensive, and, in their initial versions, lacked important features. But Apple’s products not only came to dominate their rivals, they redefined large areas of three entire industries: music, mobile telephony and personal computing. Through iTunes Jobs provided a simple way for users to buy digital content where previously they would have pirated it. Through his animation studio, Pixar, and films such as Toy Story (1995), he also helped change the movie industry. Few entrepreneurs – one thinks of Henry Ford, or Conrad Hilton – have had as much impact.
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Steve Jobs — who has died aged 56 of fall harvest
time made The front on its African-American

finger with a string of successful products
including the iPod media player workers

and a song. In nevertheless more than a decade
hand grew Apple — The company he saw in 1976 —

and sprung to in 1997 — From the scent
to dropping wood by night — after the girl

with around$ 80bn in parent fear.
Even such travelers went luck. But

stalled truck not only came to dominate
civility they redefined that dive of Some part:

Workers — fries and personal computing.
Through iTunes Jobs found the man’s

clothes for your map to buy hard content
where previously pig would have

pirated border. Through his animation
studio Pixar and films such as Toy

Story ( 1995 ) he back were change
your speech. Dust Wave thinks of Henry Ford

or Conrad Hilton — Have had as much impact.

2019-10-15 23:24:41.    Unidentified

look at you
might be fond of you
many have loved you
bards have sung to you
ducky thats easy to do

however i
i am fond of you
barring death id always bond with you
barring death id always correspond with you
barring death id always abscond with you
if i was to die i would die still fond of you

as you may have noticed this poem is about you
about how i am increasingly fond of you
even startled by you
could i love you?
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Look at you might be fond of time many
have loved you the whites have sung to you

ducky perhaps easy to do however grief
fire with you carrying A match always correspond

with fire barring the road always abscond
with pursuit if I was to die I would die so fond

of line as you may have noticed town is about world
about how I am increasingly fond of you too startled

by road could I love friend?

2019-10-15 23:23:53.    Unidentified

Sometimes nothing happens
We all just get paralyzed by the amount due
That amount amounts to little
We all get paralyzed by the amount due
Careful planning
Sun tanning
Lying on the floor
Times after
Filled with laughter
For now, I feel sore
Sometimes nothing happens
We all just get paralyzed by the amount due
That amount amounts to little
We all get paralyzed by the amount due
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Sometimes fences and poles happens
skunk all just get paralyzed by the amount
longest that amount amounts to old we
all get paralyzed by the amount the road

dancing lying on the floor times after
filled with cloud touch for too top feel
heavy-handed up nothing happens
we all just get paralyzed by the amount

due that car to little shoulder all get
paralyzed by the amount more

2019-10-15 23:23:34.    Unidentified

Merlin the wizaand Harry Houdini
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Merlin His hair and beard Harry
Houdini

2019-10-15 23:21:01.    Unidentified

soft supple Innocence caged in a world of reckless loathing
or is it reckless
remember the Past the Pain the Persecution
remember the Hate the Hurt the Howling
of the Child crying
weeping as it cooks in the Misery of this world
for what justification can be brought to this
under Who’s Eyes are we being watched
life never seemed as meaningless as this
sounds like the Rapture
of course We’re still here
remember her Laugh, her Love, her Little smile?
remember her Hands, her Hair, our Humanity
or do You lie
when your Youth die
fake it and sing gospel
unless No-One’s really watching
life never seemed as meaningless as this
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Great nothing’s orderly marbling caged in the
mind of a rifle or is journey reckless remember

the Past a stretch remember her Laugh
her Love — the scent’s? Remember her Hands

her Hair our Humanity or do You lie
when your Youth die old it and sing

the river unless No-One’s back watching
small lights then heard as meaningless as this

2019-10-15 23:20:24.    Unidentified

Merlin
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Movement.

2019-10-15 23:19:16.    Unidentified

soft supple Innocence caged in a world of reckless loathing
or is it reckless
remember the Past the Pain the Persecution
remember the Hate the Hurt the Howling
of the Child crying
weeping as it cooks in the Misery of this world
for what justification can be brought to this
under Who’s Eyes are we being watched
life never seemed as meaningless as this
sounds like the Rapture
of course We’re still here
remember her Laugh, her Love, her Little smile?
remember her Hands, her Hair, our Humanity
or do You lie
when your Youth die
fake it and sing gospel
unless No-One’s really watching
life never seemed as meaningless as this
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The stoplight caged in monolithic monuments
of the earth or is it static remember

the Past the Pain morning remember
this too road place came just remember

her Laugh — a song Your tongue? Remember
enough Hands sounds our Humanity or do You

lie when your Youth die off-road it and
sing The sky unless No-One’s really softening

life not flooded as meaningless as this

2019-10-15 23:18:06.    Unidentified

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2019-10-15 23:14:39.    Unidentified

Ladies & Gentlemen, please secure all items, a objects shift during take off & landing.
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Ladies& Gentlemen — please secure
light sounds during take off the way
things.

2019-10-14 03:45:40.    Unidentified

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2019-10-08 02:57:50.    Unidentified

I lay flat on my back
I turn my head to face the cold wall
I imagine ur beside me
I imagine the bed is so big but we’re so close to each other
I imagine that ur sleeping
I imagine that ur hard defined features I love are completely softened in ur slumber
I imagine that ur so perfect regardless of ur messy hair
Or ur bad breathe
Or ur big nose making loud noises that I need to touch u
Just to remind me ur real
As I lift my hand
I imagine it caressing ur face
I imagine it tracing ur lips
I imgaine me grabbing ur chin softly before finishing outlining ur face
And lastly brush ur hair out of ur eyes
Just as I realize my hand is almost touching ur cheek
I pull back feeling the cold steam coming from the wall
I remember ur not there
I remember ur not in my bed
I remember ur gone for good
I remember u were just a figment of my imagination
I remember I’m alone.
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Bike lay heedless on my holy I turn
The wafer rest I imagine the bed is so big
but shop’re so close to each other I imagine
that stalled truck remember u kept

just the farmers of Fences and poles
I remember I’m far.

2019-06-20 14:33:28.    Unidentified

How are you? How’s Dallas? How’s teaching, writing, acting, directing?
How’s your mom? How’s your love life?
How’s your violin?
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How are you? How’s Dallas? How’s teaching
writing — churning directing? How’s Its owner?
How’s your love life? How’s your violin?