Lost Generation

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

K shared this with me the other day and I thought it's absolutely ingenious. I must share!

LOST GENERATION by Jonathan Reed

I am part of a lost generation

and I refuse to believe that

I can change the world

I realise 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

bu 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 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.

(PS: Now, for those of you who don't get the wit of this poem, read is from the last line up ie. Reverse the order. An ingenious piece by Jonathan Reed)