At the first meeting, Aza became my space alien friend.
She wasn't interested in the latest trend.
Asked, "Aza, do you want to see our world?"
"I've seen enough of that," she hurled.
"It's Texas that I want to see."
Replied, "That's okay with me."
Introduced Aza to the State Fair of Texas
traveling by train since there wasn't a Lexis.
Big Tex was dressed in his best Western wear.
Boomed out, "Howdy, folks!" with great flair.
Aza jumped and looked up with a grin.
Asked, "Where has that GIANT been?"
Giggling, it's an engineer's dream.
Tex is an iconic greeter creating the theme.
Taking a snap with Big Tex was a must,
the picture was better than gold dust.
Candied apples and corny dogs wafted in the air.
Sharp-shooter Aza won a teddy bear.
The Midway games and rides were fun.
According to Aza, the fair was number one.
Rock and roll music played at the Chevy Stage
singing and dancing like a clever sage.
We painted pumpkins like Van Gogh.
Then, watched a fantastic bird show.
Amazed at the butter sculpture attraction
Sights and sounds, Aza loved all the action.
Piglets raced in a huge arena
in Art Deco buildings, but no Greek Athena.
New cars filled one mammoth building
displaying a concept car with gilding.
Before riding the bumper car,
rode the giant Ferris wheel, the Texas Star.
Afterward, we ate corny dogs and funnel cake.
Yep, we were ready to take a break.
Finding a bench to watch the starlight parade,
with stiltwalkers and floats, Aza wasn't afraid.
Later, waited for the illumination sensation.
Stretching, gasped at the fireworks creation.
The State Fair of Texas was a blast.
The time flew by way too fast.
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Author's notes: This rhyming poem was written for the Extraterrestrial Challenge.
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.
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About the Creator
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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