Contact With the Jatites - The Coming of the Ark
Genna East, in her wonderful hub "The Encounter - A Writing Challenge" issued the following challenge:
"How would you perceive an encounter with extraterrestrials coming to earth? Would their intent be peace, discovery and enlightenment, or conquest and annihilation? How would we receive them and attempt to communicate? Do you agree with physicist, Stephen Hawking, in that the METI project (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) involved in sending signals into space so that extra-terrestrials can pick them up will put us in grave danger? The challenge -- should you decide to accept it -- is to write a story about such an alien-encounter."
You can check out the rules and guidelines by reading Genna's hub. This is my response to that challenge, an Acrostic Free Verse Poem..
The Coming of the Ark - Reason to Be Worried
From Genesis Chapter 6 (New Revised Standard Version) :
5) The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. 6) And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7) So the Lord said, ‘I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created — people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ 8) But Noah found favour in the sight of the Lord.
Contact With the Jatites
Communication with the Ark
Orbiting the Planet Earth
Now has finally been achieved.
The occupants are called Jatites.
Astronomers confirm these extraterrestrials
Come from the exo-planet Jate 22C,
Terrestrial atmosphere similar to Earth,
Within three light years from our solar system.
It is apparent from initial contact
That CO2 emissions on Jate 22C
Had exceeded critical mass.
The planet was becoming unlivable forcing the Jatites to seek
Habitable planets with similar atmospheric conditions.
Exotic matter use enabled alteration of the speed of light surrounding the craft.
Jatite commanders ensure us they come in peace,
Although NASA has reservations and remains cautious,
Treating the Arks presence as a potential threat to mankind.
Invasion is an imminent possibility in an attempt to take over the Earth.
Taking all necessary precautions and preparing the military and airforce.
Evacuation procedures will soon be put in place in all major cities
Should an actual threat be issued or eventuate.