Felt very nervous as the airliner approached
the large busy international airport
relieved that we had all survived the ordeal
the other passengers also shaken
but the ordeal was certainly far from its end
as the aircraft began to descend!
A long haul flight from a popular destination
started as another routine trip
three hundred passengers happily got on board
filled with many different thoughts
sitting with the usual hassle and lots of chatter
now every moment for them did matter!
Arriving ten hours late at its European destination
fuel was at a critically low-level
had seen the silver metallic object at close quarter
flying closely along side the plane
that sharp turn as the pilots tried to avoid a collision
just missing with luck or precision!
Then the violent bang as eventually they impacted
luggage and passengers thrown
through the cabin with a destructive turbulent force
leaving many injured and petrified
but worse was to come when we fell from the skies
cabin pressure gone the awful cries!
The captain sounded calm as he warned us all
of the collision and rapid fall
telling us to brace ourselves the staff assisted
oxygen masks dropped into sight
as the end of our lives seemed an inevitability
totally exposing our vulnerability!
Our fate was certainly not in any human hands
as an engine burst into flames
and we all were thrust to the right as a voice
came emotionless over the intercom
to prepare for impact then we hit the runway
as spiritual came into play!
There was no fuel left we had recently been told
the only reason we did not fry
as it broke into two pieces the screaming stopped
the grating noise of metal on tarmac
pounded our bodies and minds we must perish
leaving those behind we cherish!
From utter despair and acceptance of our demise
the craft was now at a standstill
somehow the crew managed to open the doors
emergency shoots quickly deployed
and if by magic we were in the main terminal
battered shaken but relief discernible!
There had been no fatalities but many injured
as we all sat and stood dazed
men in black suits came with armed soldiers
confronted us with an ultimatum
that what had happened was an engine fault
a tragedy in which you were caught!
This would be in the official report to follow
if anybody veered from this line
they would visit them the consequences grave
with that clear threat departed
even though we knew it was a metallic UFO
the outside world would never know!
Defying their warning was determined to tell
now in fear listened for the doorbell!