Visitor - A collaboration with Maria Williams

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Prologue

A beautiful extra-terrestrial female researcher is sent down to a remote island to observe earth and beam her findings back to her planet. She’s strictly forbidden to make any human contact. She detests everything about earth.

A research scientist, in a small boat fitted out with equipment is dispatched to investigate monitored, unusual signal activity emanating from this island.

Alas, a storm causes his boat to be shattered on rocks with loss of all equipment. His life is ebbing away as he is washed ashore.

And so the saga begins… 


In a palette of shimmering shades I dreamed
     Of moons circling moons within a celestial frame
And scintillating stars that flickered through the day
     As melodious echoes sweetly called my name

My thoughts of home are just nostalgic images that tarry 
    Oh Earthling how I detest your Earth and its sustenance 
Through parted shrubs with bated breath your progress I observe
     To beings of my planet so dissimilar your semblance

Undertaking this mission I realized a challenge it would be
     In truth your species to my world kindles an obsessive passion
To secretly observe - make no association – my strict instruction
     Till finding you fading fast evoked these feelings of compassion

Our paths were linked when I discovered you washed ashore
     Have you not wondered how you survived your sunken craft?
Sensations of when our lips first touched cavort through my mind
     Breathing my life into you else it slipped forever aft

Your countenance paler than before - will you arise today?
     Oh beating heart - my bond to you grows stronger by the days
Natheless your harsh world would to me be a misplaced acceptance
     Despite my ‘ought’ to transmit a recall cue forestalls and strays

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Strange visions overwhelmed whilst in deepest slumber
Could this be heaven? Yet all is familiar, I've seen this before
Blue sky o'er head, chimerical cumulus clouds without number
Sandy beach below, the sound of gentle waves crashing, crashing

My head, my head! Was I but for a moment dead?
Throbbing, aching as though caught in some cosmic vise
Real or unreal? Fantasy or truth? What ethereal dreams bled
Into my brain in my hour of demise? And yet...

Eyes of lemon-jade staring into my own. Translucent skin of topaz blue
Against my battered and naked torso, tenderly caressing me, stroking my hair
A face, a face not like my own, her teardrops as the morning dew
Yet the vision keeps phasing, like daylight into dusk and then back again

Soft lips of hyacinth pressing gently against my own,
The sweet taste of honey as a healing zephyr fills my lungs
In and out, in and out - flesh of my flesh bone of my bone
O saviour, soul mate from the stars, from whence hast thou come... 

Wait! A stirring in amongst the trees, footfall sounds I can't dismiss
Am I being watched?  Who's there?  I rise to my feet, unsteadily
And turn to face my benefactor - Or is he/she/it my nemesis?
Am I standing on holy ground, or my own private purgatory?

Head spinning, body feeling heavy - a sudden need to rest, to sleep.
Darkness encroaches like malevolent shadows greedy to overtake
Crescent moon appears in southern sky - my soul to keep, my soul to keep.
As dim fades to black a face suddenly hovers, a tender kiss upon my cheek

My celestial angel returns  …


* to be continued

** true pleasure working with you, Maria

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 2/21/2018 11:27:00 AM
What an amazing cosmic collaboration this is - I applaud both you and Maria for penning this magnificent piece! Just awesome! Best regards. Pandita
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July Morning
Date: 2/21/2018 11:53:00 AM
Thanks. Hope you get to read part 2 and the finale
Date: 2/2/2018 4:10:00 PM
Wow! Tom, You and Maria have penned an epic tale indeed. I'm not a huge fan of Sci-fi but I am a fan of your pen. And your know how I feel about a good love story. Congrats to your both for getting the poem of the week. Off to read part two:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/2/2018 4:18:00 PM
Thanks lexi
Date: 2/2/2018 8:26:00 AM
A great collab, JM and Maria:) congratulations on POTW:) going to read the sequel...
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July Morning
Date: 2/2/2018 4:17:00 PM
Way cool
Date: 1/28/2018 10:36:00 PM
Well I'm over the moon, this Epic piece got POTW. Again JM, it was such a pleasure working with you on this.' Big High Five Matey'....Maria
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Date: 1/29/2018 7:45:00 AM
1 down, 2 to go. Epic poem of the year?
Date: 1/25/2018 12:05:00 AM
I love your collaboration so much. I love that the poem says a proper tale and the storyline is fascinating. It has an unexpected twist and I cannot wait for the sequel! My favourite part is how you described the Extra-Terrestrial observing Earth. It reminds me of Doctor Who, except the Doctor loves and finds humans extremely endearing and capable :) Thank you very much for telling me and sorry for being late..
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Date: 1/25/2018 12:13:00 PM
Thanks. The observer part was all Maria, that cynical alien lol
Date: 1/24/2018 2:52:00 PM
I've read it on Maria's and I absolutely love it! The movie is still one of my favorite of all. I actually got a big poster... Lol! Anywho, this collaboration is just fantastic! You two ROCK :) I love it! Hugs and smiles :)
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July Morning
Date: 1/24/2018 7:10:00 PM
Smiles back. See - :)
Date: 1/23/2018 12:23:00 AM
Wonderful write you two, :)
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July Morning
Date: 1/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
Maria's idea. Thanks eve
Date: 1/23/2018 12:19:00 AM
I enjoyed this collaborated poem and hope to see its sequel.
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July Morning
Date: 1/23/2018 12:58:00 PM
Soon and thanks for interest
Date: 1/22/2018 5:27:00 PM
Ladies: Remember: this is a family site. :o) I'm off to take a cold shower but will be back before you're finished with Act.3. Thanks for sharing this with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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July Morning
Date: 1/23/2018 12:58:00 PM
Shucks Buck, thanks fer stoppin' by
Date: 1/22/2018 3:41:00 AM
A fascinating, entertaining and inventive tale! Both writers deserve credit here! I have just returned from London, where I saw the stage play "The Twilight Zone" at Islington's Almeida Theatre. This poem is almost a companion piece to that play! I Enjoyed the read! I'll be back for the sequel when it gets posted!
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:31:00 AM
We'll look forward to your return Robert
Date: 1/21/2018 11:13:00 PM
It was indeed a great pleasure working with you my friend. Looking forward to the next cool ride of this romantic galactic adventure that will take our readers into 'outer space'. All the best...Maria
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Date: 1/22/2018 8:31:00 AM
I'm excited to learn what her planet is like. Part 3, the grand finale? Hmmm
Date: 1/21/2018 10:23:00 PM
Back to write that this poem is fabulous...can’t wait for part two! Wonderful collaboration :-)
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:32:00 AM
Thanks Donna
Date: 1/21/2018 9:18:00 PM
Wow! July and Maria, a spectacular collaboration. I was held spellbound with fascination and in awe of your incredible and creative romantic poem. I can't wait for the next chapter.. An awesome write. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Date: 1/22/2018 8:33:00 AM
"Where no man has gone before. .."
Date: 1/21/2018 5:35:00 PM
I was captive to find where this romantic story would lead me. To be continued ... ?? A wonderfully weaved collaboration!! ~ Judy
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:35:00 AM
To be continued indeed. Stay tuned...
Date: 1/21/2018 2:01:00 PM
Holy Mother of God! I love this poem. So romantic. The Alien and the cruel species from Earth awash in a heaven that's Purgatgory. If this doesn't win POTD, the world indeed, is not a fair place. Love it. Beautiful collaboration JM and Maria!
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:35:00 AM
Coming from a primo storyteller that's much appreciated
Date: 1/21/2018 11:47:00 AM
Looks like the researcher found his subject matter quite appealing..who wouldn't want to be in an accident like that! You two have supernal imagination..dream on friends..well done, JM and Maria!
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:34:00 AM
Mutual benefits?
Date: 1/21/2018 11:38:00 AM
Two of the best poets on soup creating a galactic love story.. Written very well. Fave for me.
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:29:00 AM
Coming from you that's extra cool. I know you don't fave often
Date: 1/21/2018 11:04:00 AM
Wow...Artistry in motion...Without even mentioning the topic...Lovely writing by you both...
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July Morning
Date: 1/22/2018 8:28:00 AM
Thanks for read michael
Date: 1/21/2018 10:20:00 AM
This is beautifully written and a very compelling story. I really like all your word choices.
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Maria Williams
Date: 1/22/2018 5:52:00 AM
I beg to differ, JM is the real professional here. but thanks for the vote of confidence. You make me strive harder. Oh the pressure!!
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July Morning
Date: 1/21/2018 10:25:00 AM
thanks dale. Maria's a real professional