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Sonnet X51

Extraterrestrial challenge entry

By Ben HenleyPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in Extraterrestrial Challenge

Shall I compère thee through a summer’s day?

In balmy climes the Earth shows her best face.

Although our ultraviolet levels may

Prove halmful to thy pallid carapace.

Behold! Our planet has an axial slant;

This hemisphere now basks in golden rays.

Please drop that probe and mind-control implant;

Let's frolick in green parks and tranquil bays!

Release me from this stuffy UAP,

And breathe fresh air beneath our yellow sun!

Thy compound eyes grow dim - but what ails thee?

Thy respiration slows - u ok hun?

Note: specimen can't breathe, or move, or see,

In temperatures exceeding 83*.

* 83 Fahrenheit or 28 Celsius.

surreal poetry

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Ben Henley

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  • Raymond G. Taylorabout a month ago

    Ha Ha, Ha! Love it and loved the way you upturned Billy's sonnet. Well done and congratulations on your win.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago


  • Alison McBainabout a month ago

    Fun take on a classic, with a nice twist. Enjoyed your poem!

  • Matthew Frommabout a month ago


  • Andrew C McDonald2 months ago

    Apparently an ill prepared landing party. Lol. Nice job.

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