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The Alien

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Rod
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since 12-08-1999
Posts 151
Auckland New Zealand


0 posted 12-28-1999 04:06 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rod




                                                                 THE ALIEN

     A poem for the Millennium

The shadow by the huge craft cast
Left Presidents and Kings aghast;
Whilst spellbound ranks of U.S. might
Stood muted by the awesome sight

Of mighty hull descending low
To touch the golden sand below.
Light years of interstellar quest
Had passed before she came to rest.

The exit ramp, extended, brought
Five thousand trigger fingers taut;
As global populations viewed,
Foreboding gripped the multitude.

A solitary figure, slight,
Surrounded by a silver light;
Walked slowly to the ground below
To face the Presidential show.

His haunting cyber-phonic tone
Was calm and clear - no malice shown;
Yet amplified, that all might share,
His discourse carried on the air......

“Withhold your weapons - have no fear!
We ask no confrontation here,
But come in peace and hope,
To find...... the voice of reason in mankind.

Established on a  distant star,
We have observed you from afar;
In full accord with nature’s laws,
Our place in time is not as yours.

Our visit brings a timely warning
Of the dangers that are spawning;
Shades of wars ‘twixt forces strong -
Of conflicts between right and wrong.

For years you’ve sought, in distant place,
Solutions for your troubled race
That shall be found, in whole or part,
Embedded in each human heart.

Time is a house with  many mansions,
Forged in  fires of  vast expansions;
Whose architect has shown His face
Etched in the hearts of the human race.

Despite advancement’s rapid pace,
Keep caution’s insight in its place;
Lest lack of heed to wisdom’s call
Should bring destruction on you all.

Seek not your visions in the deeds
Of evil’s mercenary creeds,
For in his purse lies grave temptation,
Falsehood, lies and condemnation.

Hypocrisy and greed for wealth
Destroy the soul and harm the health.
While nations starve and factions war,
This bitter wrath will evermore.......

Stain the hearts of those who follow,
Render offspring  weak and hollow;
Except that men of moral heart,
In leadership, shall play their part.

Grief, depression, heartache, tears,
The harvest of two thousand years;
This legacy was made by choice
Of those who would ignore the voice....

Of reason, knowledge and goodwill,
Of One whose power is greater still
Than any known to you or I .......
The choice is yours..... to live or die.”


With this, the impulse engines fired,
The ghostly figure then retired.
On farewell gesture of his hand,
Applause resounded through the land.


Resplendent was her take-off power,
Kaleidoscopic laser shower,
Majestic thus, her parting flight,
In blink of eye was gone from sight.

The President, a fluent man, and wise in things semantic
Unfazed by gross hysteria of paparazzi frantic,
When asked for his reaction to this stranger from the sky,
In pensive tone, with measured calm, he offered his reply.

“Let history mark this great event
A turning point in man’s intent.
For Truth alone shall render whole
The ethos of the human soul.

The laws of which our comrade spoke,
And his request that we invoke
Their timeless gift, once carved in stone,
Confirms that............ we are not alone!”

© Rod Walford 1999

© Copyright 1999 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
Dark Angel
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since 08-04-99
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1 posted 12-28-1999 04:56 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW!! Rod, this is fantastic, loved it!!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Severn
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since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


2 posted 12-28-1999 05:28 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

A MIGHTY WORK!

K
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 12-28-1999 09:23 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Rod...I am absolutely in awe at the magnitude of this piece. What a wonderful, well written display of poetry at it's finest. Please do take a bow for this one you certainly deserve it. Your rhyme is good, your rhythm is excellent, the flow is smooth and your subject matter wonderful...what more can I say except...BRAVO!!!!!
Denise
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since 08-22-99
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4 posted 12-28-1999 07:11 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, I think this is wonderful,Rod. Very well done!

 Denise


sandgrain
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since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


5 posted 12-31-1999 06:23 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

So happy I was privilaged to read this superb piece.  It truly expressses the way of the world and the truth of our real calling.  Thank you so much for writing and posting it.  Happy New Year, too.
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


6 posted 01-01-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is Beauty at its FINEST!!!  Absolute perfection.  I loved this, it was very well written, and flowed, and the message was fantastic!!  Thank you for posting this!  

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


patchoulipumpkin
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since 01-01-2000
Posts 203
Bermuda


7 posted 01-02-2000 02:28 AM       View Profile for patchoulipumpkin   Email patchoulipumpkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for patchoulipumpkin

Incredible.  Normally, i'm not interested in rhyming poetry, being more stream of consciousness, but it pulled me in.  Amazing...
John Foulstone
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since 01-01-2000
Posts 102
Australia


8 posted 01-02-2000 08:34 AM       View Profile for John Foulstone   Email John Foulstone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for John Foulstone

Absolutely classic. Well done.
HelmutB
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since 01-06-2000
Posts 989
Canada


9 posted 01-07-2000 05:17 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I can only agree with all of the above. As a SiFi fan I enjoyed this evry much.
 
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