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I Thought I Saw an Alien

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I Thought I Saw an Alien

I thought I saw an alien
When I got out of bed.
He stared at me with blood shot eyes;
Spikes stuck out of his head.

Loud burps erupted from his mouth,
Followed by drippy drool.
He winced at my reflection as
I got ready for school.

I squeezed a blob of toothpaste out
And tried to help him brush,
But his bad breath was like a dog’s,
And he was in no rush.

The stinky, wrinkled shirt he wore
Looked like it hadn’t seen
Some sudsy, soapy water from
His mom’s washing machine.

I shook my head, he grossed me out-
Why won’t he go away?
My stomach felt real queasy as
My legs began to sway.

Then nasty sounds passed down below-
They made me want to scream.
I wasn’t sure if he was real-
Was I stuck in a dream?

Just then I heard my mother yell,
“Johnny, it’s time for school!”
Why do I have to go today?
It’s such a rotten rule.

I washed the grime from off my face
So I could finally see.
And it was then I realized
The alien was me!


By Susan Burd © 2011

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Cute write, Susan. Loved it. At 83, you can imagine the outer space creature I resemble in the mirror. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Very nice... nothing like being an alien (in the morning, anyway)

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 9:29:00 AM
    ha! good ending and entertaining write :)

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 1:56:00 PM
    This is so so cool dear Susan... my kind of stuff! Okay... you're going to be hearing a lot from me! Hugs and happy thoughts, Jack

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    Date: 10/12/2012 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jack-you're the best!