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The Day the Alien Came to Earth

I'd take them to the place where they would find the greatest connection

By Judey Kalchik Published 15 days ago Updated 14 days ago 1 min read

It's my turn; Welcome to Earth!

I have a miracle to show you

That's the only way to describe this- it's true!

A gift of inestimable worth.


We are fragile people; relying on breath,

We can't breathe water or fly through air

Can't read minds (well maybe we don't dare)

And all of us know that one day we'll meet Death.


Please, though, follow me into this House of Pain,

Where gathers bodies and minds in turmoil; bruised

And down this hall, among rooms with hope suffused

While dreams, plans, and love now push and strain.


All over our world, not just in this place,

Daily gather humans, who although finite

Ride the tearing of their bodies with purposeful might

Awaiting the filling of their arms and that first embrace.


Our fragile race, which to you may appear unruly (WILD!)

Our time here is short and we're stunningly mortal

Our spirits yearn to connect with ALL, to find the portal

Our spirits and dreams are renewed when we hold a just-born child.


We send our rockets and satellites out from this world

While wise voices remind us to learn from our past

One step forward, two steps back; how long will we last?

This newest one, like you, into our world has been hurled.


This poem was written in response to a Vocal prompt: What would I show an alien that arrived on Earth to show them the beauty and wonder of our planet.

To me- the drive to continue to procreate, and rejoice in each new finite life, is unique. Humble, terrifying, brave.

While you are here, please leave me a comment: How do you think this cosmic visitor would react to a drug, free birth? A c-section?

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Judey Kalchik

It's my time to find and use my voice.

Poetry, short stories, memories, and a lot of things I think and wish I'd known a long time ago.

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  • ThatWriterWoman5 days ago

    I really love this idea. I like how you took the concept of the alien's arrival and compared it to the arrival of new babies! Brilliantly written - well done! <3

  • I really liked your poem, Judey! The questions you raise are excellent.

  • Deep-👽👌

  • Wow, yes! What a clever and unique take on the challenge 🥰✨🕊️❤️

  • Such a powerful and thoughtful piece Judey ❤️

  • Mother Combs14 days ago

    Love this, Judey!

  • Paul Stewart14 days ago

    This is spot on, Judey! Because you've hit upon something that is so uniquely human - that happens to everyone - in its many different forms. I love the amount of pride, joy and admiration you have poured into this. Just, bravo! To answer your questions...I think C-section would fascinate them, because c-sections are endlessly fascinating and a drug-free natural birth would impress the aliens, especially if they were more advanced, because to them it might seem very rudimental.

  • A baby always brings a smile to my face. Good choice.

  • Excellent work Judey and this is something we have all experienced.

  • J. S. Wade14 days ago

    Great poem Judey. Birth is definitely the crux of being human. 🥰

  • What a great poem! Love it!

  • Mariann Carroll14 days ago

    Well done 🥰👍👏👏

  • Very good Judey!!! I love this angle. The birth of us in all our unique glory!!!

  • Babs Iverson14 days ago

    Spectacular!!! Love this, Judey!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Yes, yes, yes. Perfect response to this challenge.

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