Strangers from a distant land

Strangers from a distant land

We came from far

O, the strangers from a distant land

This soil is new,

As are these rivers and mountains

Although the seas were our home

For a despairing time

Blessed we are now.


Our face is an outsider

Not our hearts

We come to you

Carrying our humility

We bring you our promise

Our longing wish

To make this our home

O, nourished you are

With this land and peace.


We join you with our love

Not stirring a feather

For we know stories

Of the broken

Ours was taken

Yours will remain.


O, we are the

Strangers from a distant land

We bring our strength

Building friendship

With respect we live.

Pray, you accept.


Vinathe Sharma

June 2016



About Vinathe Sharma

I am an interdisciplinary researcher and practitioner. My engagment is to facilitate people's understanding of their own agency and the Actionable Space in their life. I draw from various theoretical and practitioner areas of Education, Psychology, Social Work, Environmental Studies, Literature, Sociology and History. I work with communities at the grassroots as well as in the academia.
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One Response to Strangers from a distant land

  1. Jagadisha says:

    Your articles on strangers from distant lands, reminds me of the book PROPHET written by Khalil Gibran the famous Israeli philosopher

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