How the Aliens Saved Mankind
Those who'd not been chosen
Had gathered at the site,
To watch the awesome alien fleet
Take off into the night.
'Your planet's doomed,' the alien said
'But we shall save mankind
By choosing those who'll board our ships
And those we'll leave behind.
'So bring to us now your statesmen,
Your brightest shining lights,
Your captains of great industries,
Make them ready for their flights.'
And those who'd not been chosen
Watched them soar into the sky
And watched their ships' explosions
And they watched the buggers die.
Then at last the alien spoke:
'To those who now remain,
Rebuild your world and please
Don't make the same mistake again!