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Aliens Tricia

For this week’s poem, I thought I’d opt for a fun one. How to give birth to an alien was first published in Ink Pantry’s Fields of Words in 2013. It originated from a creative writing exercise in 2011 when I was studying with the Open University.

How to give birth to an alien

Start with the species, what is desired?
Think. Are tentacles, legs and heads required?

What about shape, square, blobby or round?
Seek, search, discover, selections found.

The grey scrawny male with bright black slit eyes
or the white winged torso that’s dressed in disguise.

The green blob of jelly out for a jog
or the red skinned sly serpent afraid of the fog?

Duck sparkling stars whilst riding dark skies,
set down on the world, take caution, be wise.

Befriend beastly species, set seduction in play,
beguile and bewitch, to get your own way.

Mission accomplished, return home to earth,
linger nine months for the alien’s birth.

You have your agenda and know what to do…
‘How to give birth to an alien?’ ...I haven’t a clue.

Meet The Author...
Patricia M Osborne
Who Am I?

Patricia M Osborne is 62, married and mother to three children and grandmother to four with another on the way end of August.

She was born in Liverpool and spent time in Bolton as a child but now lives in West Sussex.

Apart from poetry, Patricia writes novels and short fiction. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies and her debut novel was released in March, 2017.

Patricia is Poet in Residence at a local Victorian park. She’s also studying for an MA in Creative Writing with University of Brighton.

Her debut novel House of Grace, a family saga set in the 1950’s/60’s, is available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon.

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