The Invasion

Nae's Nest —  March 27, 2013 — Leave a comment

If I paint an apple to look like a peach

Underneath is still an apple

A box of crayons has many colors

If the box is empty, are the colors gone?

Do they no longer exist?

Were they imagined all along?

Are we the only lifeform?

Simply because we see no others

Are we wise or are we fools?

To think there are no others

Why is this such an impossibility?

When did we become so arrogant

We walk the edge of lunacy

The answers are all around us

We only need to seek

Close our eyes and look within

Shut out all noise to begin

Open up the inner eye

Think of a special place

Walk on another planet

Envision another race

Lifeforms much like ours

Different skin but same face

You extend a hand in greeting

But are met with wrath

This person screams and begins to run

Shocked, you turn to look back

Expecting to see something there

All you see is your shadow

Puzzled you look forward again

But there is no sign of that man

Everything grows quiet

An eerie feeling abounds

Goosebumps are scared and even run off

Nothing is hanging around

It was then I heard the thunder

A storm must be approaching

Everyone must have run for cover

I felt something encroaching

It was then to my amazement

I knew what was the trouble

These beings are afraid of me

I need to hide, on the double

They fear I do not come in peace

They fear I brought others

It was then that I realized

We’re all sisters and brothers

In fact, we are no different

No green, bugged-eyed monsters

They share the same fear as us

 What if an alien invasion occurs?

And also like Earthlings

They jumped to conclusions

Choosing to hunt me down

Believing I am an invasion

At this point I came to realize

My mind had begun to wander

For I was safe within my own bed

Not running for my life instead

I glimpse out of my window

To gaze up at the stars

Knowing that life is out there

Not much different from ours

If I paint an apple to look like a peach

Underneath is still an apple

Are we the only lifeform?

Simply because we see no others

Are we wise or are we fools?

To think there are no others

Renee Robinson

Nae's Nest

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I find myself "Dancing With Cancer", problem is...I can't dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry....just about anything goes.

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