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Extraterrestrial Challenge

By Babs IversonPublished 16 days ago Updated 15 days ago 2 min read
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Met an extraterrestrial, who called himself Saul.

Introduced him to America's pastime, baseball.

Cuz, had an extra ticket for the Rangers' game.

Inviting him to the stadium, wasn't lame.

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Outside the stadium, we waited in line.

A red Rangers' t-shirt fitting him just fine.

Saul wore a Texas Rangers' ball cap.

Wearing shades, looked like a chap.

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Inside the stadium, found our prime seats.

Wafting buttered popcorn, signeled time for some eats.

From the organ, music started to be played.

On screen, players' picturs were displayed.

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Saul learned that a fly ball wasn't good.

When the ball sailed over the wall, we stood.

Changing places at mid inning, was confusing.

Switching batting places, wasn't losing.

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Stealing bases, there was a run to gain.

Three outs concept was difficult to explain.

Rangers at bat, an RBI from a line drive.

Rooting for the Rangers, they score and thrive.

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Hitting and scoring, was the plan

before the the seventh inning began.

Stood for the God Bless America song.

With a four run lead, the Rangers did no wrong.

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Hours later, Saul loved baseball too.

Saul's color changed from green to blue.

Unable to hear me speak over the din.

Cheers, for the Rangers' win.

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Game day over, hugs, tears, and take care.

Leaving, Saul kept the Rangers' gear wear.

From blue to green, a mood thing, had no clue.

A return trip to earth, depends on his space ship crew.

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Writer's notes: This poem 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.

As a Texas Rangers fan, the first place we would go would be a baseball game. Besides, it's America's National Pastime.

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.

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  • Andrew C McDonald5 days ago

    I truly enjoyed this one Babs. While not a sports fan in general, certainly not televised, I do enjoy the sheer exuberant energy of an ecstatic stand full of cheering spectators. I could feel the confusion and excitement. The color change was a neat touch. As for Saul … I saw Paul too. lol. Great Job. Best of luck.

  • Sid Aaron Hirji5 days ago

    Wow nice entry- I am not much into baseball but would love to see a game

  • Naveed6 days ago

    writing skills are truly impressive

  • Teresa Renton10 days ago

    Oh what fun (not baseball; I’m not into sport 😂), but the poem was great 😍

  • L.C. Schäfer11 days ago

    It sounds like he enjoyed it 😁 Any relation to Paul? 🤪

  • Darkos11 days ago

    I updated the version :https://vocal.media/poets/what-we-did-to-aliens If I omitted some other Alien poems of Yours just add to the comment with link and I will add with time Thank You!

  • Novel Allen13 days ago

    Being a JAmerican I don't get baseball. Seems fun though, so happy your alien got it, I feel happy he had fun.

  • Terrific Adventures 👽❤️👌🎉📝👀

  • Caroline Jane14 days ago

    😆 Fun times for that Alien! Love it. ❤️

  • As much as I love baseball, I can totally get into this! LOL! GREAT poem! 😉

  • Darkos14 days ago

    Aloha haha I enjoyed it so much great 😄💓

  • Wooohooooo! Saul must have had so much fun! Loved your poem!

  • JBaz15 days ago

    Now that would be an experience. I laughed I cried...Love this Babs.

  • Real Poetic15 days ago

    Such an effortless rhyme that flows the ease. Great job as always Babs! 💚

  • Terrye Turpin15 days ago

    I think a baseball game would be a very nice thing to introduce to an alien. Bring out the hot dogs and peanuts!

  • Fantastic! I love the use of your love for baseball (Being British, I've never seen or plyed it - I got stuck with, 'rounders', so lame!) Witty and adorable! Great read 🤍🤍🤍

  • Gina C.15 days ago

    Love this, Babs! So cute - baseball would definitely be a wonderful thing to show an alien. 🤗

  • Excellent take on the challenge

  • Dana Stewart16 days ago

    Nicely done Babs!

  • E.K. Daniels16 days ago

    How cute! I love that he changed colors in the end!

  • J. S. Wade16 days ago

    Beyond Cute Babs!! Soon you will be called up as the Texas Rangers Intergalactic Ambassador! 😜🥰

  • Tiffany Gordon 16 days ago

    Supercute! Well done Babs! Also, Congrats on your leaderboard placement!🎉🎉🎉🎉 Great work my friend!

  • Jay Kantor16 days ago

    Dear Ms. Babs - So much of your Schtick streams out memories of my own; as with others I know. "Damn Yankees," The Black and White Baseball Fantasy. With Lola; every adolescent boy's crush. I even named my Corgi 'Lola' - Whatever Lola wants Lola got. I know you remember this - Fun Memory, Babs - btw; ! Go Dodgers ! j-bud

  • Get yourself some playoff tickets, they'll all be back.

  • Cathy holmes16 days ago

    Nicely done, my friend.

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