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The Eclectic Pen - Let's Not Flatter Ourselves

By: Nora F. (nora777)   + 58 more  
Date Submitted: 9/30/2020
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 124

  13.7 billion years old, the universe
That means 13.7 billion light-years
Or the distance light would travel
In 13.7 billion years
At 186,000 miles per second
That's BIG, enormous beyond anyone's imagining
How could we possibly be the only ones

I hope they don't come to Earth
Because we would kill them
Why would we?
I don't know, but
Just the slightest knowledge of history
Suggests that we would

We would kill them out of fear
Because they will be different from us
Weird, scary, alien, must be BAD
And I don't know what they will look like
But I am certain they won't look like that picture*

*cannot paste this image in here, but you can see it at this site:
it is the picture of the 3 grey aliens just below the title

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