Treasure Island

Saul McCandless

(1975 / Co. Down, N. Ireland)

When I Was An Alien


I appreciated my home
When I was an alien
No one I knew was known

When I was alien
Judas seemed so far away
When I was an alien
A light year seemed a day

When I was an alien
Tyrants wanted to be friends
When I was an alien
Old men planned my end

When I was an alien
Children took my hand
When I was an alien
The world was a grain of sand.

Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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