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Space Alien

By Babs IversonPublished 21 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Photo by Stephen Leonardi on Unsplash

Met an outer space alien Lucy.

She tasted a strawberry smoothie.

Someone spiked the cold drink.

Lucy turned a bright pink

causing her to be rather woozy.

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠

Writer's notes: My Limerick was written for the Extraterrestrial Challenge.

The Prompt

Write a rhyming poem about the first thing you would introduce to an alien on Earth.

Imagine: an alien has just landed on Earth for the first time. They're curious, wide-eyed*, and eager to learn about our world. Your mission is to introduce them to one thing that, to you, embodies the beauty, wonder, or quirks of our planet. Let your poem convey the momentousness or humor of this first introduction. Do you take them to Mardi Gras, make them watch your favorite sitcom, or share a slice of pizza? Whatever you choose, put your heart into it, have some fun, and be sure to make it rhyme!

*Editor's Note: We do not know if they have eyes.

In order for your submission to qualify, it must:

Rhyme. You can employ any rhyme scheme of your choosing.

Be submitted to the Poets community. Choosing a community is a final step in the submission process. Your poem may be rejected for word count requirements if it is submitted to any other community.

In case you don't know, my mornings typically start out with a smoothie. When meeting an extraterrestrial, I would definitely introduce them to my breakfast treat. Then, I went a little whimsical with the Limerick. This was fun! Hope you enjoyed my GROOVY TUESDAY!

Thank you for reading! You are appreciated.

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About the Creator

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

Reader insights

Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

Top insights

  1. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

  2. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  3. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  2. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

  3. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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Comments (49)

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  • Andrew C McDonald5 days ago

    An alien limerick gimmick. I like it. Nicely done Babs.

  • Novel Allen16 days ago

    Very cute, poor aliens, so much to learn here on earth. Congrats on TS.

  • Congratulations🎉🎉Leaderboard🎉

  • Rachel Deeming17 days ago

    Funny! I do love a limerick. Congrats on TS, Babs.

  • Zel Harrison17 days ago

    Hello Babs, I encountered your slurpy faced Alien this morning that was offered a smoothie. I love this little limerick.

  • I'm so sorry I am late to the party but congrats 🎉 and this was spectacular 💓

  • Clyde E. Dawkins18 days ago

    Cool poem! Congrats on Top Story!!!

  • Ali SP18 days ago

    This was a fun read. Great poem and congrats on your top story!

  • Babs, this is a fantastic poem! Short and hilarious. Loved it!

  • J. S. Wade18 days ago

    Groove limerick. 🤩 Congrats 🎊🥰

  • Even18 days ago

    Very wonderful story, loved it

  • Colt Henderson18 days ago

    This was a great limerick!

  • Of course, I hearted your entry and gratulations on the top story. It is a great limerick!!😊💕

  • The Dani Writer18 days ago

    Congratulations on the top story Babs! I like a morning smoothie too so this is a good one.

  • Heather Hubler18 days ago

    I love that you chose a limerick for this :). What fun to share your morning smoothie with a kick! Congrats on top story :)

  • J. R. Lowe18 days ago

    Hahaha good fun. Nice top story Babs!

  • Loved this lol such a creative poem for the challenge

  • J. Delaney-Howe18 days ago

    Very fun!

  • Cute and humouous. Made me smile on a very tired Tuesday - Thank you! Congratulations on top story! 🤍

  • Gerard DiLeo18 days ago

    Loved the limerick.

  • Darkos18 days ago

    Quick and brilliant 😊 !

  • Monique Hardt18 days ago

    Congratulations Babs!!! A well deserved top story!!

  • Great story! Loved it!

  • Dana Stewart18 days ago

    Congrats on the excellent Top Story, Babs!

  • Tiffany Gordon 18 days ago

    Congratulations on your TOP STORY!🎉

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