Saturday, March 22, 2014


First published in ARN Journal 2014

We are the alien nation within

we who are restricted
by money
by colour
by faith
by sex
by ability
by age
by belief.

By the ill informed judgment of others
we are bound.

By the laws of the rulers
we are chained.

By our own people
we are sold into slavery,
and only by our own people
will we be set free

The hand that reaches out to help another,
is the hand that frees both itself
and friend.

©Copyright Niall OConnor 2013


  1. Nigel Palpatine NquandeMarch 22, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    We are only bound by the things by which we choose to bind ourselves.

  2. Yes, so much truth in these lines...


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