Alien Vessel – Dean Simon

taught me maths and how to survive

My name is Dean Simon I’m 37 and live in Berkshire, I come from a mixed background and have always loved reading poetry and writing. Recently after finishing a script with a family member I decided to try writing poetry and after completing a few poems now would like to share to see others thoughts.

Alien Vessel

Darkness and creaking

Painful wails then sleeping

Water splash, heads bashed 

Ebb, flows then peaking

Why wasn’t I quicker

Should’ve listened to sister

Onboard this giant coffin 

Faecal smells; fits and coughing

Should’ve listened to father 

Become a sheep herder 

Now shackled like cattle

Alien smells Alien prattle

Packed in like taro patch 

Many souls soon dispatch

Breath warm blood tasted 

Should’ve listened a life wasted

Should’ve listened to the old slave man,

One we bought from caravan,

He said they’d come for us too,

Took his family across big blue,

Aliens on the alien vessel

Don’t value life they value metal

No escape I must remember 

Play the game; feign surrender 

Remember listening to the old man 

He knew science and read Koran 

taught me maths and how to survive

How to smelt metals and skin hide 

When I’m  loose of these chains 

When I’m free from these aliens 

When I’m sure clear of death

I’ll build again remembering 

Darkness and creaking

Painful wails then sleeping

Water splash, heads crash 

Ebb, flows then peaking.

Dean Simon

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