An Alien – Author Laura Marie Clark


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An Alien

When the alien arrives

In his spacecraft

From beyond the stars

And sees us

Hears us

Smells us,

What will he think?

Will he immerse himself

In human ways

As though it is that easy,

Or step back

And choose to observe

Us from a distance?

How much

Will he deem peculiar,

Odd enough

To take back with him

As strange stories

To tell his people?

Will they be amused

By our silly ways,

Or will they find

Some conflict

In the way we speak

Or move

Or behave?

Perhaps he will find

Our attitudes

Not dissimilar

To his own

And find no reason

To question our

 Human cultures.

It was I,

The alien:

I saw

I heard

I smelt;

I lived and laughed and loved

All the same.

I immersed myself

In what I could

And watched the rest

With interest, awe and amusement alike

To learn before I tried.

Some things I deemed peculiar;

Some others still were silly;

Some were not like my own ways,

Values or cultures;

And there were many,


Things that I

Witnessed, and saw not a stranger,

But myself

In front of my own eyes

Behaving in that way.

Alien or not,

All the same.

© Laura Marie Clark


Excerpt from the book “City Of The World”

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About the Author

Laura is a writer and blogger near Lincoln, England. She is the author of City of the World – a collection of poems that take the reader on an adventure living and working as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explore the highs and lows of life as an expat.


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