Je'free Y .

Out Of This World - Poem by Je'free Y .

In the not-so-faraway future,
In the western region of that digital city,
I met a thin, green, alien
With the widest smile.

Can a face of joy truly blur the lines
Of yesterday's misery?
What did the 'foreign' have to do
To be 'familiar'?
What did the 'outsider' have to do
To be an 'insider'?

Earth must have rattled so loud,
And he soared the heavens
To plug icebergs into erupting volcanoes
Preventing further catastrophe;
Or, plunged into the Atlantic
To rescue a sinking island.

The longer I stare into his eyes,
The more my soul connects to his,
Like looking at a crystal, unrippled river
Reflecting an exact replica of myself.

I think some of us need to do a task
Of greater magnitude than others do
Just to be able to fit ourselves
Into a truly homely habitat.

The extraterrestrial in me,
Once was a curse then ultimately a grace,
Unceasingly whispers to dream big,
To do big, to contribute big,
And unceasingly challenges me
To be a work in progress.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, October 1, 2010

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