On the Lost Generation

Lost Generation

I am part of a Lost Generation

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 30 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

30 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 the 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.

(Now read it again, moving upward starting from the here)

From "Lost Generation", by Jonathon Reed

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