Alien Nation : Alienation

We went into the Valley of Elah

looking for victory and reasons to carry on ,

when we got there those reasons had gone ;

they’d quietly slipped away

leaving us with nothing more to say ;

when we got back

we didn’t recognise ourselves ,

we looked at our faces in the mirror

that only showed someone else ;

all our words too had their meaning changed

for something that we couldn’t understand ,

and we who were born here

became strangers in our own land .

2 thoughts on “Alien Nation : Alienation

  1. VijayNair

    The sense of alienation and loss of identity is brilliantly brought out through words that are precise in meaning but yet create a certain overall vagueness.

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