Monday, October 17, 2011

Lost Generation - Poem

I read this poem sometime ago and I thought to share...
This poem has a read-and- reverse  style and was written by Jonathan Reed. It is a  pessimistic monologue of how this generation looks. When read in the reverse, it paints a brighter future



I'm a part of Lost Generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
"Happiness comes from within"
is a lie, and
"Money will make me happy"
So in thirty years I'll tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priority straight because
Work
Is more important than
Family
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stay together
But this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
Thirty years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope

*READ IN REVERSE*


4 comments:

HoneyDame said...

WOw..... very .....poetic.. *I cant find the appropriate word I wanted*

Chizy K said...

lovely poem but i don't seem to agree with all of it context...chizys-spyware.blogspot.com

Muse Origins said...

Yup. Poetic it is

Adiya
Muse Origins

journeytoprint said...

That poem is amazing! I love it :)

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