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Colours Food

Sizzling Space Burger

Fancy a burger on the edge of space?

#CYW #Outerspace

ever wandered why the aliens keep on landing on earth ?

seems there’s something special here you just cant get

tween Jupiter and Saturn on their burger buns

space dust from the crab nebula and

particles of planet dust doesn’t quite match

the taste you get from the special sauce on a terran burger

or a “fillet of fish”

maybe that’s why they keep making so many return visits!

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writing

The Tourist

#Alien #Scifi

Salford, 9th July 2020

He arrived with his family by local craft

having been given a special pass by the men in black

heading into the town, they hit the town running

his wife wanted to buy a hat, his lad a sport shirt he’d heard about

“The Bradford Bulls” – were now his team – said his lad

Local’s helpful – and trying to be nice in the restaurant

Strictly vegetarian main meals – salad and vegetable pasta

and Fruity puds for afters

Watched a match at old trafford, and Highlights on TV

no seeing red on Black and White…..

Tomorrow they’re off to the Lakes

so don’t call the fire brigade – those lights in the sky

it’s only the aliens heading back to their hotel……

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Poetry Space

Illumination

Salford, 8th April 2019

LED Lighting – Outside the house (Image BF Kirkham)

It’s not as if an alien were

looking for a landing spot or

leading lights of theatre were performing outside

under portable stage lighting –

moon looks on in awe – as halogen lighting casts

instant brightness down the street

night time glow falls over housing

as orbs of light create silhouettes and shadow

the sky seems brighter somehow

its like the brightness has hidden all the stars

overhead – outside, some place there’s satellites flying

note though – with all the light – you can’t see them

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Poetry Space

Six Words – “Alien”

Flying saucer landed – Pilot says “Hello!”

A response from inky to the six word story challenge

https://jrogers-author.com/2019/02/08/six-word-story-challenge-alien-2/

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Poetry Space

Moon Man

Salford 12th September 2018

#promptuarium #Visitor

visitor.jpg

When the men from the rocket

landed on the moon

they weren’t expecting

a reception committee

The locals hadn’t seen Astronauts

and invited them to tea

they looked a little different

but acted like you and me

And they helped the men collect

rocks and soil from the ground

as the bosses from earth

wanted to know – if there was life around

And after the ‘nauts had left for home

the moon people to earth would go

to learn about their next door neighbours

in their fancy UFO

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Poetry

Visitor

#manchester #northwest

Manchester 23rd August

landed from some far away land

far from out in space

he wanted to experience life at a different sort of pace

he landed at the airport

created a kind of scene

they hadn’t seen someone at customs

quite that kind of green

after getting past the customs

he went off to the hills

experiencing the climbing

the wind the air the chills

and when he’d seen all that

he headed for the beach

and stuck his feet with all twelve toes

in the cool waters he could reach

drying off in a deckchair

having enjoyed his dips

he watched the waves roll into shore

with a box of fish and chips

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Poetry

Distraction

lunareclipse

A piece inspired by a prompt from the promptuarium

As everyone watched

the moon do its disappearing trick

the new neighbours pulled up

and moved into the town

No one would spot

the family from space

as their landing craft

never left a trace

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Poetry Space

Depleted

Deplete

They pulled the plug

took its power away

all communication

stopped

 

Now floating in space

a toy for the little green men

floating in space

with little to do

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Acrostic Nature Outdoors Poetry

Out of this world

Out of This World

Toadstool

Taken root

On a spot of earth

Alien invader starts to feed

Devouring the water below

Some plants sit, aghast as they watch

The alien eat up their food like an unwanted guest

Others, are more philisophical as

Over time – the alien and his cohort – will be

Lifted, and thrown away – or (if edible) eaten

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Art Colours Poetry Science Space

Outer Space

spaceman

#coloryourworld #cyw #outerspace

Picture created with Colorfy

looking out into the night sky,

it’s difficult to tell what colour outer space is

we paint it black – like a sheet of silk

and those far off dots in the fabric ? far off mystical worlds

we gave them names – and put them in stories

myths and legends, told many moon rises ago

Aries to the Huntsman we follow with pride

through telescopic lenses or newspapers inside

and the robots we send to examine these stars

landing on the moon, and venus and mars

are the UFO pilots playing hide and seek ?

Its a question the scientists ask every week.