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Alien Landings

Welcome to the US of A

By Matthew FrommPublished 7 months ago Updated 7 months ago 1 min read
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Alien Landings
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It’s such a pleasure for me

To welcome you to the land of the free!

I have no fear of abduction

So, let’s dissuade any mental corruption

Your craft collided with my docks

No trouble, you’re cold? Have some socks.

Come, It seems you’ve traveled far

I’m sorry if all the smoke obscures the stars

Here, let me show you America’s treasures,

The Constitution, the Walmart, a gun range for your leisure

ohh, there are also deserts and forests

those are fading fast. Instead, here’s the florist.

You want to see what other beauty we offer?

Well, that does depend on the size of your coffers.

Your skin, it’s strange but recognizable

Let’s keep it low; some mingling isn’t advisable

Despite all the hoopla around your arrival

I can’t say I fear any sort of reprisal

They say you don’t come in peace

Ohh don’t worry, that’s just the police

They all keep calling you alien

But all I see is another homo sapien

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About the Creator

Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  2. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

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  • Real Poetic7 months ago

    Omg! I loved this! Well-done.

  • Joe Patterson7 months ago

    Good job.

  • Celia in Underland7 months ago

    Amazing. Every line! Loved this -so cynical, witty poignant. All the things! 🤍

  • Jazzy 7 months ago

    That ending sent me 🥳😁

  • Oooo, that ending was awesomeeee! You nailed this challenge!

  • Lamar Wiggins7 months ago

    Sweet! I knew you would do one or more of these for the challenge. That last line was cool AF.

  • Addison M7 months ago

    Nicely done. Got a chuckle out of this. Keep up the good work.

  • Ahna Lewis7 months ago

    Impressive, Matthew! I like the twist you took, making this challenge into a creative and unexpected social commentary. Brilliantly put together!

  • Dana Crandell7 months ago

    Man, you've said a lot here. Well done!

  • Wow wow !!! How did you craft something so seemingly light and yet powerful and impactful?! The casual tone seriously heightens the messages conveyed… (of which are so many, and yet the poem is so short!) This is brilliant, Matt 🙏✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌✨👌

  • Mohammed Darasi7 months ago

    Great poem Matthew 😄. "Instead here's the florist" was very nice and clever how it linked to the line before it 🤣. If only people were as friendly as the narrator in the movies and TV shows 😅

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