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Look At This Instead

An E.T.’s POV

By Kenny PennPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
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Hey Little Green Man, I’ve waited for you,

Little Green Man, we’ve so much to get through,

Hey Little Green Man, stay focused on me,

Little Green Man, please listen to my plea.


Don’t look there! That man who beats his wife,

Don’t look there! That’s not our way of life,

Don’t listen please! That girl who curses her ‘friend’,

Don’t listen please! She’ll try to make amends


Hey, E.T., I know you’ve traveled wide and far,

E.T., are there dreadful wars beyond the stars?

Hey E.T., is it peaceful where you come from?

E.T., do you give your poor more food than crumbs?


Wait, don’t leave! This world is not all wicked!

Don’t leave! Not all vile deeds are permitted!

Wait! Don’t leave! There is much good to be shown!

Don’t leave! Our power to change is well known!


Let me show you mothers who dote on their child,

Let me show you those who feed homeless with smiles,

Let me show you something our people dream of,

Let me show you kindness first, tender sweet love.

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Kenny Penn

Hello and thank you for reading. I enjoy writing in various genres, but my favorites are horror/thriller and epic fantasies.

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  • Naveedabout a month ago

    very well-written and thought-provoking poem. It explores complex themes of good and evil, hope and despair, and the power of humanity to change itself. The poem is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, and it leaves the reader with a lot to think about.

  • Ruby Red2 months ago

    this is amazing! love the perspective on our world :)

  • Oh thank God there is some good on Earth for you to show the alien. Loved the poem!

  • Mother Combs2 months ago

    Very well written

  • Mackenzie Davis2 months ago

    Ooh, I love the sentiment of this one, a sneaky way of revealing the horrors while still able to show the alien what you want. Fantastic contrast, and I like your use of repetition at the beginning of each line and each stanza; an internal logic that makes it work like a song, almost.

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Oooh, love this Kenny! You took the same kinda direction I did with one of my pieces for the challenge. Well done on a great entry!

  • Jazzy 2 months ago

    This was such a good entry!!!!!🔥🌟

  • Nice job Kenny! ✨🙏💜

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