The Happy Booker is currently hosting a giveaway challenging participants to come up with an acrostic poem (acrostic poem: fancy terminology for a poem in which the first letters of each line put together spell a word or words) featuring their favorite vampire or zombie book.
For my poem I chose The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, writing the poem from the point of view of the protagonist, Mary. In the novel, Mary keeps a photograph of a girl at the beach during pre-apocalyptic times, dreaming that one day she might also see the beach - I took inspiration from this :)
Here in this sad small town, until
Find me a way
Out of this maze.
Running and running.
Twists and turns, lead me to the
Foamy waters and salty air.
Only a bit farther til
Abandoning all that I know.
No turning back.
Driven by the image of a clear blue sea,
Another day passes,
No more paths to follow.
Do I dare to open the gate?
Tearing through the forest,
Everything around me a vivid blur:
Thrashing and tumbling,
Hastening towards the sandy shore.