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Alien

What would you do if an Alien landed in the playground?
Would you stand there shouting, ‘Teacher, teacher!
Please Sir, please Miss,
There’s this great big thing with wobbly eyes and six pink legs, Sir!’

Or would you stand still and stare,
And maybe poke at it a bit with sticks
And throw a ball in its mouth,
Or perhaps push Shorty or Fatso or Snotty forwards
To see if they got eaten ?

Imagine if the teacher came out instead and shouted,
‘Oy! You there! You with the six legs! Yes, YOU!
Get back where you came from NOW!
THIS INSTANT!’

What do you think it would do ?
Would it sit there, humming,
Before gently lifting off and floating away back into space ?

Or would it stick a long tendril out,
Wrap it around Teacher,
And suck Teacher back into its mouth?

‘Yum, yum!’ it might go,
And you’d all cheer, and laugh,
And maybe one or two of the girls would cry
Because Teacher was really quite nice, after all.

Or perhaps the Alien would open wide a wobbly eye,
Shoot a long, lazy glare,
And then raise two tendrils in a V-shape
Before blowing a big raspberry?

Well, what would YOU do if you were an Alien
Landing in the playground ?

I know what I would do.

I wouldn’t stay THERE!

July 2001

What would you do if an Alien landed in the school playground?

This poem is used in teaching materials by TeachingEnglish.org and ADifferentPlace.org

 

 

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By super hero Wed Jan 29th 2014 at 3:11 am  

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By darcey Tue Jan 15th 2013 at 2:51 pm  

wierd…………………………………………….. BUT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Alien Gurl 7568 Fri Apr 27th 2012 at 11:17 am  

1 uv mi fav poems i eva red nd dis iz 4 tom

By bones Tue Jan 17th 2012 at 10:45 am  

c00l alien!!!

By Anonymous Fri Nov 4th 2011 at 9:29 pm  

I would kick its ass!!! (if it has one)

By faryial Tue Mar 15th 2011 at 3:09 pm  

I would poke it with a pencil

By sbaby Wed Jan 26th 2011 at 2:47 pm  

this is the best s*** ever rock out

By Tom Wed Jan 26th 2011 at 2:28 pm  

pretty nice but we r 6th grade u need to spice it up a bit….

By admin Wed Jan 26th 2011 at 2:40 pm  

@ Tom I’ll see if a poem comes along.
But you’ll have to wait a bit 🙂

By Zachary Wed Sep 29th 2010 at 7:26 am  

i would definatly hit it with a stick

By SOME 1 Tue Jul 6th 2010 at 2:34 pm  

I’D TELL IT 2 GET LOST, COS’ IT DON’T BELONG HERE!!! I’D ALSO ASK IF IT LIKES CHEEZE-BURGERS!
1.REELY FUNNY
2.LIKED BIT BOUT’ EATIN’ TEACHER)2 MAIN POINTS.

IF I WERE AN ALIEN, I’D STAY ROUND TEACHER’S PLACE! YYYYYUUUUUKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Aydyn Thu Apr 8th 2010 at 2:14 pm  

this is the best poem ever ever ever

By katherine Sat Mar 13th 2010 at 12:24 pm  

i wouldn’t stay there i would run screaming help, help!!
and thats my opinion for yah(wink)

xx

By Anonymous Tue Dec 8th 2009 at 2:12 pm  

i would say “thanx for cumin back 4 me dad”

By dada Fri Aug 7th 2009 at 1:27 pm  

i would scream

By Anonymous Tue Jun 23rd 2009 at 5:16 am  

I WOD GRAB MY TENNIS RACKET AND THROW HIM IN TO THE WALL!!!!!!!! 🙂

By cocococonut44 Tue Jun 23rd 2009 at 5:14 am  

I WOD SCREAM AS LOUD AS I CAN!!!!!!!!! :):0:):0;)

By alyssa Tue May 26th 2009 at 4:21 am  

hahaha i’d tell it, it is and idiot to try and think it can scare me

By tiffany Fri May 22nd 2009 at 8:39 am  

i would kick its ass to hell

By kins Tue May 5th 2009 at 4:23 pm  

This is a really good poem but, if it would come to my playground i wouldnt be scared at all. it would be pretty exciting for that to happen and i know my class would be amazed to see this happen also.

By billy bob joe Tue May 5th 2009 at 4:16 pm  

i wuld hide cuz its scARY

By ashley Tue May 5th 2009 at 4:14 pm  

I tell it to go away to a different place.

By Anonymous Wed Apr 29th 2009 at 9:20 pm  

i would stare at it

By Alex Elseroad Fri Apr 24th 2009 at 8:49 am  

what a uncivilized alien, yo!!

By Alex Elseroad Fri Apr 24th 2009 at 8:43 am  

I would want to make a movie with the information I’m given.

By Anonymous Thu Apr 16th 2009 at 8:47 am  

I would ask it to take me away into its planet.

By Anonymous Wed Apr 15th 2009 at 11:02 am  

i would do nothing

By Anonymous Wed Apr 15th 2009 at 10:38 am  

I would feed my friends to them and then kill the alien. After i kill the alien i would sell it’s bones and prgans to science, who knows I might get some good money for it 🙂

By deedz :) Thu Mar 5th 2009 at 5:47 am  

i wod tlk 2 it 4 ages nd find out all bout its home nd tel him bout earth. he sounds emense nd we wold b bffls

By you Fri Jan 23rd 2009 at 4:42 pm  

i will hurt him if he is hostile

By ?lin? Fri Jan 23rd 2009 at 8:43 am  

Aliens area awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!! so i would kick him and steal his spaceship

By Anonymous Fri Jan 23rd 2009 at 8:25 am  

I Would Eat It.
xD
Yummy.

By it was left by a person Sat Jan 17th 2009 at 8:51 pm  

cute poem i wood beat the livin doodoo out of it if it came near me. and trust me i cood do that

By me Thu Jan 15th 2009 at 2:28 pm  

wicked alien!

By ghoagdfgh Fri Jan 9th 2009 at 4:25 pm  

I would kick him then run for it

By Evan Fri Jan 9th 2009 at 4:25 pm  

I Would Ask it for A soda And share it with him because I am part Alien.

By Mo Mon Dec 22nd 2008 at 11:11 am  

If I got over the shock, I might ask for some alien candy. Foreign candy kicks ass.

By kelvin colon Wed Nov 12th 2008 at 1:05 pm  

i’d tell it to take me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous Thu Oct 23rd 2008 at 11:11 am  

I’D TELL IT TO GET LOST!

By Anonymous Mon Sep 22nd 2008 at 9:11 pm  

I would politely ask him/her/it where they were from, why are they are here, and if they are planning on leaving at all/soon/never

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