Once upon a time,
long before the world was ever considered civilized,
a fleet of UFO’s landed in the remote plains of what we now call Africa.
They were occupied by missionary scientists from the Orion Cygnus arm,
who carefully assessed the environment
and considered it suitable enough for further investigation.
They tested the soil, seeded it with new foliage
and introduced many new living creatures to the land and sea.
They cross-pollinated plants, cross-bred near extinct mammals
and inadvertently created the barbaric human race.
They returned again and again to ensure the future progress
of all their successful scientific creations.
As time marched on, humans fully trained in the art of self-preservation
by their patient alien teachers,
began to form strategic hunting societies
that eventually grew into villages, cities and countries
throughout the developing world.
To show gratitude to their big-headed mentors,
they created similar worldwide shrines, temples and artistic likenesses
to appease their alien gods from the skies.
This planet, with its divided territories continually claimed and reclaimed
through wars, bloodshed and endless sacrifice, remains to this very day,
monitored by the descendants of those visiting aliens from afar,
who gave us our fighting chance.
Grey guardians of the vast universe and of this tumultuous Earth,
we need to thank you for initiating our human existence
and to thank you even more
for wholeheartedly attempting to save us from ourselves.