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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Sci-fi · #2196416
A raay poem about BEMs that go Boom in the night.
Stay Alert!

Odd lights in the sky
My power flickers
First warning I get
Yet I still ignore
for I don't expect
Specked alien *BEMs.
Stems sprout from each head
Red-tinged eyes bobble
Wobble till they see
Me, trapped and alone.
Shown terrible things
Wings of green-flecked flesh
Mesh-covered talons
Gallons of liquid
Slid down my torso
Though I try to stay
They take me away.
Stay alert. Don't blink.
Think fast if the lights
brighten and flicker
Quicker than quick - RUN!


*BEM is a classic sci-fi term for bug-eyed monster and generally refers to aliens with eye stalks.

Form: Raay or Rai - Thai poetic form written in stanzas with five syllables to the line and the last syllable or word of one line rhymes with the first syllable or word of the next.
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