Are we the Aliens in This World?

Are we the aliens?

Do you recognize yourself










We try to fit in with society and change ourselves so much so that after some time we fail to recognize who we are.


Are we the aliens in this world

Do you think we are the same

Are we the aliens down here on earth

Travelling down the very same lane


But now come to think of it

As humans, we have mostly  changed

We do not recognize ourselves now

And we somehow seem estranged


We have changed with times

And times have changed

We do not know who we are

And who is to blame


You can blame it on me now

You can blame yourself too

Or the sea of humanity around

These are some thoughts to think through


We try to fit in with society

Compromise to follow the trend

Down the line, we are filled with anxiety

To catch up trying to blend


Are we the aliens in this world

Can you recognize yourself now

If you do, then you have not changed

You have stayed true to yourself somehow


Are we the alien in this world?


Nithya Venkat
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Nithya Venkat

Writing is my passion, nature my inspiration. I enjoy reading and listening to music. Poetry is my favorite form of expression. I also write poems and articles on HubPages under the pen name "Vellur".

12 thoughts on “Are we the Aliens in This World?

    • October 20, 2016 at 11:02 AM

      Thank you. We sometimes lose our identity trying to fit in with the society. We should prevent that from happening and let our true selves shine through.

  • October 20, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Great point that goes very deep Nithya. How many go through life never knowing who they are trying so much to be someone else!

    • October 21, 2016 at 3:16 AM

      That is so true; many people try to change to fit in and, in the end can no longer recognize who they are.

  • October 20, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    This is food for thought Nithya. Society and the world has changed so much over the years and we try to adapt with it so that we fit into society and are not viewed as outcasts. Some people stay true to themselves and don’t compromise their beliefs and I applaud them. Great poem.

    • October 21, 2016 at 3:17 AM

      Thank you, John, and as you say people who don’t compromise their beliefs should be appreciated.

  • October 20, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Great work Nithya and I do believe we are. We have separated ourselves from each other and the earth, out of arrogance and greed. Nicely penned and emotive as to the changes that have transformed the world and not for the better.

    • October 21, 2016 at 3:19 AM

      Thank you, arrogance and greed have changed our society so much so that I wonder who we are and what society we belong to.

  • February 13, 2017 at 4:29 AM

    Superb Nithya. You have touched the right nerve. True, each and everyone of us is an alien in this world only the extent varies.

    • February 13, 2017 at 8:24 AM

      Shampa yes, you are so right. Thank you for your visit and appreciation.


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