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A small boy travels to a distant land,
knows not his custom, language and hand.

Knows not his value, faith, and face,
knows not his virtue, love, and place.

He's alien in this nation of rules and laws.
By virtue, a rebel without a cause.

Trapped in his place of walls without walls,
an alien by nature when his nature calls.

He seeks out others of similar fate,
he seeks them out before it's too late.

They convince him that their cause is just.
They convince him they alone he must trust.

In a nation without station a plan is hatched,
in an intricate pattern the flax is thatched.

One life for the cause with heaven at stake.
He is now in a trance and will not awake.

He's knock, knock, knockin' on Heaven's Gate.
Please, please stop him before it's too late!

Should have never reached this state:
ostracized, separated, alienated and berate.

When will we learn to confront our fears,
the alien in our nature that causes tears?

Copyright 2006 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Jerelyn Craden 5/13/2013
I'm one of many, I am sure, who find this poem solidly evocative of our time.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/26/2011
This popped up on the home site. Unfortunately he numbers in the millions, disenfranchised, no hope. Wait till he finds out the virgins ain't there. Patrick
Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/20/2010
Powerfully written, Ronald
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/14/2010
the nation without station is an interested line. Always a joy to read your work.
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 11/12/2008

Hmmm...interesting writ. So many immigrants that I know do cling to one another when they embark on the journey called America - I don't know if we do the same landing in their territories - I think not.

Enjoyed this~

Thank you, ~Donna.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/17/2006
You make some important points in your verses, Ron and I appreciate the discipline with which you constructed your poem. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/14/2006
Powerful message poem Ron!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 8/13/2006
excellent analysis of a misplaced cause, manifest in a displaced mind ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/13/2006
In a word, probably never.

Thoughtful work, Ron, as always.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/13/2006
Interesting way to put this powerful problem that does in reality start as in children...e & r
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/13/2006
A person with a lack of self esteem is a terrorist treasure chest. Unfortunate when all they end up is fodder for a cause.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/13/2006

I concur with Eileen below completely
It is the Mentality that is lacking in them...:)
Too much Inter Breeding

Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/13/2006
It is those who are not grounded in anything, those who do not have a cause of their own, those impressionable minds and hearts who have not found the Truth, that eventually succumb to this kind of deception and madness.

Powerful thoughts!

Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/13/2006
Excellent poem and question, for which the answers are too complex to tackle here! Eileen
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