Poet's Corner

My Day On Earth by Carole Payne

Rocket Take Off

Hello I’m an alien spaceman

I’ve landed on earth’s ground

Whilst I’m here I’m thinking to myself

I’ll have a quick look round

There are lots of strange looking objects

In all different shapes and sizes

I’ve only one eye but most creatures here have two

And they all smell funny and make noises

Everybody is staring at me

It’s making me feel uneasy

I ask ”Haven’t you seen anything like me before”?

But they don’t seem to understand me

There are fast moving things with a wheel in each corner

They seem to carry the earthlings around

Help! water is suddenly pouring from the sky

I don’t like it, I’m homeward bound

I have enjoyed my time on earth

But I really don’t want to stay

It’s much too hectic and scary for me        

But I will visit you all again someday

So, in future if you should see my spacecraft

Hovering really low

Don’t be scared, just give me a wave

Cos I’ve come back to say hello !

By Carole Payne

November 2019

About the author

Dan Hooks

Hi there my name is Dan Hooks and I am a poet.

My poetry has many diverse themes from madness to the mundane, from fantasy and fable to philosophical and the darkness of reality (whatever that is).

I have been writing since I was 18 and have inspired other artists such as Benjamin Heine who created an piece of art work called”filled with fire” from my poem called “Freedom”. That poem was inspired from a quote from Nelson Mandela saying “we are free to be free”. Writing I find is a collaborative process.

I have also written other poems which have been used in language courses in America, Canada and Australia. One of which is called “poem on identity” and the other one is “Antithesis”.

I have a soundcloud account in which I post poems to music and my spoken word pieces. I find spreading my work on various social media platforms really useful for presenting my work.

I am also fond of travelling and have climbed Mount Fuji in Japan visited Finland skied in both USA in keystone Colorado and Whistler in Canada. I find perspective can be found in travelling to other countries and it also helps you appreciate other cultures as well your own.