Venusians, Martians, God - all now© GERALD ENGLAND
discredited as Myth,
the electronic multi-million-dollar search
goes on for our nearest galactic neighbours.
A thousand upturned saucers scan
the radio emissions of the galaxies,
listening on a million wavelengths
for the wow of a signal that will say
- another sun's planet hosts intelligent life - .
If they be there,
a billion light years away,
could they now be here,
watching us ?
Perhaps it indeed were they
who spoilt the crops of those peasants
starved of food and money
halfway across this living Earth !
Composed: Ashton under Lyne, 3rd March 1981
1990 X-Calibre (UK)
1993 Sivullinen (Finland)
1994 Dial 174 (UK)