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.
6 thoughts on “the aliens and wierdos amongst us”
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.
I’ve not seen it, I’ll have to look it up. I do think that we should celebrate our differences more though. We all want to fit in and follow the same fashions and that seems a little sad.
I think it would be good for our world if we were welcoming of those from another.
We could learn a lot and that can’t be a bad thing.
Gotta love a weirdo!