They came in a cloud

That was surrounded by light;

They landed on earth,

In the dark of the night.


We thought they were gods;

They came from a star;

We couldn’t imagine

Who or what that they were,


But they came bearing gifts,

And they met with our kings

And surprised them with feats,

And displayed wondrous things.


They had rods of magic

And performed wondrous feats;

We gasped with great wonder,

And bowed at their feet.


They wished to create

Signs that would show

The way to return,

When they should go.


They bred with our maidens

How, no one could know,

But they produced brilliant men

So this planet would grow;


They witnessed earth’s growth

And they watched from afar;

And perhaps, disillusioned,

They returned to their star.


–Sandra Lee Smith

originally posted August, 2010

Updated October 12, 2018



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