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Poem - Our Generation

This poem was trending about four months ago - allegedly written by fourteen year old Jonathan Reed.  It was tweeted by his older brother and became an internet sensation in a matter of days, so the story goes.  Regardless of source, I think whoever wrote this was a genius - complex in its simplicity and simple in its complexity.

ahavah - would you like to share this on your poetry page? :-)

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

(Now, reread from bottom to top)

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