the aliens and wierdos amongst us

They swish through grey and ugly streets

Hidden under fat and fleshy pink disguise

They laugh at how believing we can be

Thinking they are perfect human beings when

There are so many aliens from planets far away

And wierdos trying hard to trick us daily,

They do so well because I haven’t got a clue

Which are real and which are hiding in plain view.

I was coming down the stairs from my local library today, and there was a young girl coming up the stairs. As she passed I couldn’t help but notice her feet because she was wearing the biggest boots that I had ever seen.

In fact, the only time I had seen shoes similar to these were on the feet of Emma in Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Emma’s peculiarity is that she floats so she has to wear these big clumpy boots to stop herself from floating away.

It made me think that perhaps the girl in the library had the same problem as Emma. Then I started thinking that perhaps there are lots of people walking around with weird and wonderful peculiarities, and that they have to hide them like they are illnesses because us ‘normal’ people won’t be understanding and accepting of their differences.

Similarly, I did used to believe that there were space ports – like the ones in Men In Black – and there were actually hundreds of aliens walking around London and we had no idea.

Wouldn’t it be good if we could be accepting enough for these people to let out their wierdness? I’d love it if aliens walked about without their human skins and girls removed their shoes to float down the street freely.

Much Love

Rachel xx

6 thoughts on “the aliens and wierdos amongst us

  1. Margot Kinberg

    It’s those differences that make us so interesting, I think, Rachel. I wonder what might happen if we didn’t have this sense of how people are ‘supposed to’ look. Then, there would be such a thing as ‘weird,’ because, well, we’d all be weird. If you’ve never seen the Twilight episode Eye of the Beholder, it deals with just that; I’d be interested in what you think of it.

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