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Beneath a Crimson Sky - Alien Encounter Poem.

Updated on June 6, 2011

Underneath a crimson sky,

The moon glides slowly cross the day

In disdain it turns it’s head away

From Crimson sunset end of Day.



Night pushes day with dark intent

To clear the sky from crimson gleam

And stars reach out, their power spent

Tonight they are not what they seem


What is that dark so coal so black

Why is the night veil holding back

Where is the light that reaches earth

Of sparkling stars

On silver turf?


No one can see with wondrous eyes

The blinds are closed

We hide behind

Our dreams of sunsets

Crimson dawns

Not knowing what’s to come so soon


The day dawns dark

With mighty stealth

No sunlight breaks the darkness veil

A sound so soft begins to steal

The quiet from nights warm appeal


Like heartbeats thrumming,

Giant drums,

A wall of sound

Wakes sleeping sons

And mothers wake

With startled eyes

To call their husbands to their side


In rhythm with the thunderous sound

They shake the sleep from foggy minds

Climb slowly from their bed so deep

To curtained windows, to look, to peep


The horror that they saw that day

Will stay forever, clamped away

Within their darkest nightmare dreams

And turn their heads and hearts to clay


Machines of metal darkness, gleamed

Shiny reptile scaly wet

So huge they couldn’t see the sky

Shapes so bizarre, the colour jet


Twisting, turning thunderous beasts

Opened yaws of metal teeth

The sky was screeching silent pain

As leviathons poured down steaming rain


The Earth stood still, and held it's breath,

As horror dropped it's boiling death,

Small children screamed and ran to hide,

Behind shocked mother's, dragged inside

By husbands who, with cursing shouts

Screamed Mother get the children out.


The sky was filled with smoke and Earth,

As black machines dropped fire and dirt

So dark was daylight, black as birth

So many screams, so many hurt.


Hiding behind the broken Church,

children prayed to God to hurt,

The evil that had come inside

Our Earth our Mother and our Pride.


Then from the skies a savage roar,

Cascaded down the blood soaked ground

And from the East they heard and saw

The skies fill with an awesome sound.


Bombers, fighters, shining Stealth's,

Screaming, roaring trailing death,

Swirling, turning, fighting foe,

Fields of missiles high and low,


Screams of Alien voices heard,

Sounds of terror, angry, hurt,

Metal breaking, screeching pain,

Fighters coming in again


And then, and then

Oh, Lord be praised,

The fighters hit the complex maze

And slime red fuel drops down, cascades

And with a mighty flash and roar

The Ship breaks slowly, rent and torn


From where they hide, men turn to see,

A triumphant look of heartfelt glee

A pilot smiles and turns his head,

The ship is down, Leviathan is Dead.


A silence falls,

Men turn away,

God has blessed them,

Another day.


Underneath a crimson sky,

The moon glides slowly cross the day

In disdain it turns it’s head away

From Crimson sunset end of day.


copyright M. Loveridge (Nell Rose


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    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Thanks Silva, I am so glad you liked it, thanks!

    • Silva Hayes profile image

      Silva Hayes 

      7 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      How extraordinary! Truly frightening . . .

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Lol! thanks so much Felina, I just love writing poetry about these sort of things, and you never know, they might just be out there! lol!

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      Felina Margetty 

      8 years ago from New York, New York

      This is nothing less than fabulous, when is the inspired mini series showing on HBO? F.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, Martie, thank you so much! it started as a story, but the poem got in the way! ha ha then I thought, Oh well, I will just do it as a poem, and that's what happened! lol, thanks again nell

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      Martie Coetser 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      What a story! It was like watching a movie. Scary! Who knows what is out there? Anything! Voted UP and UP. To write a story like this in the format of a poem takes a lot of brain power. This is brilliant, Nell!

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, kitty, thanks so much! I really appreciate it, I am so glad you liked it, cheers nell

      Hi, Audrey, ha ha maybe I should! watch out for those Aliens! ha ha

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Holy cow, should have put this into the Halloween gig! I'm probably going to be looking over my shoulder....even at night in my sleep!

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      Kitty Fields 

      9 years ago from Summerland

      love this poem, nell! you've written a wonderful work of art, yet again. thank you for sharing and for helping me to open my mind. :)

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, amy, thanks so much, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

      Hi, James, thanks for stopping by, lol I am so pleased you liked it, thanks nell

      Hi, Polly, thanks for the praise, I usually let you do the poetry, but I thought I would have another go with this one, thanks again

      Hi, Hello hello, wow, thanks for the great comments, I can't say thanks enough! cheers nell

      Hi, Green Lotus, I love aliens too, I am so intrigued by the idea, it started of as a story! but I got carried away! lol thanks

      Hi, Saddlerider, thanks so much, I do wonder what on earth would happen if they did invade, it doesn't bare thinking about! but then again, maybe they will be friendly? I hope! lol

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      9 years ago

      My dear Nell you captured the moment of terror as stealth and crushing steel combined its forces to for now defeat and keep at bay the Alien ship that came to earth.

      May we never have this encounter for I fear no man made ship will be able to defeat a much superior Alien encounter. We are not alone, they watch and keep guard over earth, they see what we are doing to it and one day may Intervene.

      We await full disclosure. You definitely captured my full attention with your splendid verse. Peace and hugs from the Saddlerider

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      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Never read your poetry pieces before, but I'm glad I caught this one. I love alien tales in any form. Great stuff!

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      That is such a grest poem I could envy you. The thoughts and sceneries described in it perfectly. You are great.

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      9 years ago from US

      Very good! I love the flow and colors it flashed, great write!

      V Polly

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      What a fabulous poem! It is great! Lordy Mercy! I love it.

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      9 years ago

      What a great piece of writing work you have here, flowing and poetic. Very visual I could place myself into it, wow!! Voted up, very useful. Thanks again for the inspirations here. Take care of you. A.B.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, Erin, thanks so much, it was supposed to be a short story, but I got carried away with the poetry bit! ha ha

      Hi, christopher, yep, I made sure we got em! ha ha

      Hi, Truckstop Sally, thanks so much for your great comments, cheers nell

      Hi, Tina, I think I do too! lol thanks so much nell

      Hi, Eiddwen, thanks so much, glad you liked it, and thanks for the vote, cheers nell

      Hi, Sligo, I am glad it turned into a poem, I think the story would have gone on and on... ha ha thanks again

      Hi, Rhondda, thanks so much, I am so pleased you liked it, cheers nell

      Hi, Joshua, I am sure they are out there just watching us! hee hee

      Hi, Ruby, thanks, it seemed to write itself! I found it hard to catch up! lol

      Hi, Qudsia, nice to see you, and thanks so much

      Hi, SilentReed, thank you so much for your amazing praise, I love writing poetry, but the feeling of it has to take me there first, I can't just sit and do it, and when I do, it seems to flow itself, thanks everybody too! cheers nell

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      "Independence day" in poetry.I prefer to watch the movie's version rather than read science fiction.Amazingly,this poem is an exception.It is a hard topic to write and one I would not attempt.I like the way you've skillfully woven the technical and emotional aspect of the story into a vivid and graphic experience for the reader.Kudos!

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      9 years ago

      So strong and graphic, almost makes you feel like you were actually witnessing the event.

      Good job.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      9 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The poetry is so vivid, feeling as if you are there. Great Nell! You are a gifted writer. I loved the picture.


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      Levi Joshua Kell 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub, I love it. Aliens. . .I believe.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      9 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      That was outstanding Nell. Truly a well read. I enjoy your writing, you are such a good writer. Take care.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      9 years ago from east of the equator


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      9 years ago from Wales

      A great hub Nell which showed off your talent at it's best.

      I give this one awesome/beautiful and vote up.

      Thanks for sharing this hub with us.

      Take care Nell.

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      Granny's House 

      9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Nell, that was great. I do believe

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      Truckstop Sally 

      9 years ago

      Very graphic. Your images and emotions put us all at the mercy of the aliens. Thanks for "righting" things with the blessing, moon, and sunset.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 

      9 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Very well written, and very scary.

      It was good to see the "Good Guys" win in the end.

      Thanks Nell.

    • Erin LeFey profile image

      Erin LeFey 

      9 years ago from Maryland

      wow Nell, that was an awesome story, in beautiful verse. Its nice to see you back writing fantasy fiction again, although I enjoy ALL of your work. Brightest Blessings dear friend!

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, Nan, thanks so much, I just get carried away, it was meant to start of as a short story! lol cheers nell

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful verse in a poem, filled with admiration and depth of your heart. Keep writing!


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