Marilyn Singer, Author
Poetry
The Boy Who Cried Alien

Illustrated by: Brian Biggs
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
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THE BOY WHO CRIED ALIEN

(excerpt)

A sleepy town

A quiet lake

A flash…

SPLASH!

A boy sees the crash landing.  Not just any boy.  Larry the Liar.

 

I told my friends that Dad’s a secret agent guy

   out searching for the lost world of Atlantis.

That Mom was bitten by a bat and thinks she’ll fly.

   Her favorite foods are moth and praying mantis.

 

I told my class that Bigfoot’s prowling ’round the school.

   He really likes to shower in the gym.

The reason why he won’t bathe in the swimming pool

   is ’cause a whale arrived ahead of him.

 

And now a spaceship’s landed in Malarkey Lake.

   It looks just like a giant gold-capped tooth.

It’s over there and I can swear it’s not a fake.

   What could I say that’s stranger than the truth?

 

As Larry watches, a pair of unhappy aliens emerge from their ship…

 

Tapuk tocker, on eorm sag.

   Yo yev!  Thoos em won

nhew eh kooks ni eht earagg,

   Pop lilw eavh a zon.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 by Marilyn Singer

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