Lost Generation - A Poem -- Jonathan Reed

Monday, June 22, 2009

Now I'm not a huge fan of poetry, but my friend showed me this poem the other day, and it is one inspiring poem. (Thanks for this amazing piece!)

Reading on the way down, it's a depressing story of how society can be painted.
Read in reverse, it's not only a brilliant piece revealed, but a testament that a difference can be made.


Lost Generation

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 will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life.
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed 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 choose to reverse it.


Unknown said...

You messed up the first line