Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Strange Adventures of the Invaders from the Ice World

Their plan to conquer Earth
Could not fail; they were invulnerable
The marching snowmen from the ice world
Uniformed in corncob pipes and stovepipe hats
Coal eyes shooting death rays at foes unseen
What strange adventures would they have?
All in colour for a dime
In time their stories petrify
Ink on yellowed newsprint
Eternal but absurd
Left for dead in piles in cardboard boxes
Rotting like the two-dimensional corpses
Of the imaginary victims that they burned
The day invaders from the ice world came
In ships of gold and bronze
Rusting and abandoned on some otherworldly plane

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