Friday, December 30, 2011

Something to Think About

I saw this on my Tumblr dashboard and felt the need to share it here too.  Read the poem from top to bottom then bottom to top.

Lost Generation.
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
Is more important than
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
And all of this will come true unless we reverse it.

1 comment:

  1. i've been having some of these same sad thoughts lately (about my generation anyway). I believe that being the change you want to see is a powerful approach. But I must admit sometimes I feel surrounded by a bunch of apathy and miseducation. Blogs like this and others make me feel a little less alone in my thoughts/beliefs :-)