Paul Warren

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Science Fiction - The Infra-Red Aliens - Poem by Paul Warren

The space capsule came down and crashed
The controls of the ship were finally trashed
They were months away to Mars and back
And NASA had lost their astronaut's track

The mission had gone well until that fateful day
They had landed and gone out to explore the way
Looking for signs of water at the mountain range
But only one had returned to the craft in a story so strange

They could see her sitting still at the controls of the craft
After days of debate they decided to return it to Earth at last
It was right at the extreme control of the craft for them
But they were able to get it back to home in the end

Although it crashed into the sea it was still floating right
The USS Enterprise helicoptered it aboard in the flight
Placing it on the flight deck with an isolation bubble
And the scientists gathered in a discussion huddle

They analysed the data and pondered around
And still the answers were unable to be found
So they finally had a volunteer to go inside
In a pressurised suit with a spacesuit outside

Into the bubble he went testing the air and looking around
The readings he took were not unusual they found
So he made his way to the astronaut who was left
And when he looked at the astronauts faceplate he was bereft

He could not see anything inside the astronaut's clear visor
Until they changed to infra red and it had become clearer
Looking back at them through the visor was an alien stare
And what he saw made him cower back away from there

So he retreated and the scientists were frantic with the call
On how they would communicate to this extraterrestrial
The question now is not if there were other beings around
But how they would speak using a universal sound

The alien made the decision for them in the end
Getting up to face where the volunteer came in
Slowly moving in shuffling step coming out of the ship
And into the isolation bubble and stood facing out from it

But it wasn't an alien language that it spoke to them
It was English and it identified as the original astronaut then
Again the scientists gathered around the alien one
And found that she had been infected when it had begun

The problem was that the infection was spreading
From the astronaut and into the volunteer as it was imbedding
Then Into anyone who was exposed to the alien's infra-red light
So the issue is now how to stop this infra-red virus in their fight

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: science fiction

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A different type of alien invasion.

Comments about Science Fiction - The Infra-Red Aliens by Paul Warren

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/19/2016 4:31:00 AM)

    An amazing science fiction poem....wonderfully narrated..liked it...thank u for sharing :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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