Monday, June 6, 2011

The Hidden Ones (Minstrel Mondays)

Here's a little something I threw together ten years ago.  It has a bit of a sci-fi feel to it, though it is nowhere near as comprehensive as Patented DNA.  Even so, it's a nice little piece of poetry that doesn't contain one of the two traditional poetic themes (woe is me, or love love love).

Lingering twilight
sparkling a million points of light
upon the silver of their skin,
the darkness of their eyes.
The star beings who travel,
with the control of electromagnetism,
to countless foreign worlds.

Sentients, a dime a dozen,
sitting impatient on bustling globes
of mostly water.
So arrogant until touched
by an alien's thoughts.

Touched are the minds
of a million souls,
yet one mind of man has grown
far beyond what they would suppose.
The single being strong enough
to respond to travelers in kind.

They're scared for a change,
never having met a savage
able to challenge them
at their own twisted game.
Their minds bend easy
to the whims of the man
whose psychology is exceedingly rare.

Flee, invaders,
before humanity grows up.
Return to your kingdom in the sky.
Forget where you've been,
yet remember still
that you're not the only souls
vying for control
on the galactic scene.
Someday, you'll see,
and pay for your sins.

1 comment:

  1. Just to let you know I'm reading The Guns Of Mars this week, and later today it will be featured on my Tuesday Teaser post!

    Ellie Garratt