Treasure Island

Anthony Weir

(13th September 1941)

To America


[spoken] That land's not your land
nor is it anyone's land
from Alcatraz to Ellis Island.
That land was stolen
but not from those folks
who never claimed it
who had respect for wolves and bears.

All land is stolen from the planet
and the earth is now bereft.
As the Frenchman said:
property is theft.

[sung] This world's not your world.
This world's not my world
from the Antartic to Baffin Island.
This world's the sun's world
the world of nature
and man is alien,
the vile dictator.
Man's rule knows no democracy.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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