Aliens.......I Think We're Ready!

Aliens….I Think We’re Ready! ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
July 12, 2022

Aliens come and get us
Come undo the dirt that has been done
Don’t care if it’s done out of spite or you do it out of fun
Cause the human race is READY as failures galore
Just repeat, repeat, repeat
Knocking the good folks to the floor
Lordy come do your deed and free us from this fiasco
Make your move swift and as sharp as tabasco
For another day, another moment we just don’t seem to deserve
So wipe the slate clean with panache and verve
Now, not saying everyone in this big blue marble
Has totally failed
Some tried their best………..screamed, cried and wailed
While the evil blanketed the land with venom
I proudly say I now shall defend them
Those who chose the high road of compassion not hate
Those who voted to preserve not berate
Those who truly fought the good fight
Those who spoke truth…for in truth there is light
Vigilance was there but still the evil grew
So Aliens now please come erase the red, white and blue
But wait, please wait…………….here’s a brilliant idea!
How about before you descend on this pitiful race
Knock us all to our knees flat on our collective face
How about we just muster the courage to save this place
Raise TRUTH to the rafters turn the fiasco around!
Vote for veracity, for ethics for love!
With no bound!
Then perhaps, just maybe perhaps
We’ll not need obliteration from above
We’ll fulfill the dream we were meant to fulfill
Devoid of evil…replete with love
Where that love finally reigns, where we learn from our past
And form a BETTER union, finally, AT LAST!
Lordy have mercy won’t that be a blast!!!
Well……….it remains to be seen
Is it now too late?
Aliens above, maybe just once more
Give humanity a chance of sanity to explore
And maybe this time, we’ll win the good fight
But if we screw it up again…………we’re YOURS!
And to my way of thinking, that’s just alright!

About this poem

A commentary on the state of evil present in this country right now.

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Written on July 12, 2022

Submitted by shulman.gary on July 12, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:48 min read

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,940
Words 361
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 42

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. has spent a lifetime supporting vulnerable families and children. He began his career working with children with and without disabilities in an inclusive Head Start program in Brooklyn NY. He then transitioned to become the Special Needs and Early Childhood Coordinator for the Brooklyn Children's Museum for 10 years. His passion for advocacy grew as he worked more and more with parents of children with disabilities. For over 24 years he passionately advocated for the needs of these parents as the Social Services and Training Director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. in NYC. The last 8 years of his working life, Mr. Shulman served as a private Special Needs Consultant conducting hundreds of training sessions throughout NYC and beyond to help parents and professionals find and access the services and systems required to facilitate maximizing the potential of their children with disabilities. Now Mr. Shulman is happily retired in Palm Springs CA, but still volunteers his time any way he can to provide information to those in need of his expertise. Today, Gary enjoys sharing his poetry that he passionately writes with the goal of leaving this world a better place one word at a time. more…

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