Creature from Space

July 13, 2011
By LydiaAnzures BRONZE, Burbank, California
LydiaAnzures BRONZE, Burbank, California
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Favorite Quote:
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Desiderius Erasmus


A creature from space
Saw our world from afar.
And picked up his pace,
He was curious after all.

The sphere of majestic blue and green,
Covered by cotton clouds,
Looked achingly beautiful and serene.

It seemed to be the only one of its kind;
All the other planets were uninhabitable
And not at all aesthetically inclined.

"Those living there are blessed;
They live in an oasis," he professed,
"Amidst the silence of this cold place,
Known as outer space."

Wanting a closer look, this surveyor
Peeked and gazed
Through the tattered ozone layer.
But the optimism of the alien explorer
Quickly turned to horror.

What he saw made him cringe and gasp;
He could not conceive such a unique planet
Would be held in the grasp
Of monsters
Who exploited the earth!

There was war, starvation, poverty and stealing,
Pollution, corruption, and all the while he was feeling...
PITY.
He sighed,"Pity for all the beings who dwell here.
They're living with constant suffering, sadness and fear."
"I want to help them!" he cried.

Sadly, he could do nothing to help what he was seeing.
At least for the time being.
For now, he lives here, costumed among us.
Waiting for the right people
To reach out and see their wrong.
To try to salvage what mankind has been destroying all along.
Then he will help us,
This creature from space.


The author's comments:
I wondered what a complete stranger might think of our planet when seeing it for the first time, and what their reaction would be to the way mankind lives. We have yet to discover a planet like ours, so if we completely destroy this one, I doubt we will have anywhere else to go. Once we kill this planet, there won't be a new start or a second chance.

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on Aug. 21 2011 at 8:32 pm
LydiaAnzures BRONZE, Burbank, California
4 articles 2 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Desiderius Erasmus

Thanks! That's what I was going for! Save the Earth!!!!

wawawalalala said...
on Aug. 21 2011 at 8:31 pm

wohohhhh!

a children's poem that also convey's a message? that's deep and clever.

Congratulations on your poem, it's entertaining and still has a message, like Dr. Seuss poems.



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