Saturday 8 March 2014

A simple poem....

 A 14 year old boy’s gloomy poem has become an internet hit. When the poem is read from start to finish it paints a pessimistic picture about a world where a generation is obsessed with money and power.

But by following the instruction at the end the poem presents an optimistic view about hope for the future and offers a very poignant message – even more poignant because of the author’s age.

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around


How cool!!

1 comment :

  1. Wow, that's amazing. Wonder how long it took to write? Clever stuff.