17 September 2011

Poetry Moment

I feel like this week has just been too serious. It's time for a little levity. I hope today's poem puts a smile on your face. I chose it because it made me smile and because, here in Canada, school has just begun for another year. Truth be told, I have the greatest admiration for teachers. I think the job they do is invaluable and they don't get enough credit for it. Hopefully any teachers reading this can laugh at themselves - I mean no disrespect.

The Aliens Have Landed!
by Kenn Nesbitt


The aliens have landed!
It's distressing, but they're here.
They piloted their flying saucer
through our atmosphere.
They landed like a meteor
engulfed in smoke and flame.
Then out they climbed immersed
in slime
and burbled as they came.
Their hands are greasy tentacles.
Their heads are weird machines.
Their bodies look like cauliflower
and smell like dead sardines.
Their blood is liquid helium.
Their eyes are made of granite.
Their breath exudes the stench of foods
from some unearthly planet.

And if you want to see these
sickly, unattractive creatures,
you'll find them working in your school;
they all got jobs as teachers.


  1. Hee Hee, I certainly hope teachers can appreciate this one considering it was probably written for kids to enjoy poetry.


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