Alien Observer

Sporadically, it came to see
if humans learned from history
and found the peace a world should know
before it even thinks to go
and live upon a moon or Mars
or travel far among the stars.

"Such potential," it would say
whenever it flew out this way
and Earthlings seemed to move along
and be resolved to right the wrong.
But humans stumble, fail, retreat,
reverse our progress, drag our feet.

I wonder if it will return
and notice humans sort of learn
but have bad habits, fear of change,
and often hate the new or strange.

Perhaps if we could be more kind
it might be of a trusting mind
and lend some wisdom as a friend
so more among us may ascend.

Alien Observer © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: January 30, 2021