It needs to be read twice! You'll see why when you reach last line ;)
I am part of a lost generation
and 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 this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.
Now read it backwards, from last line upwards!
Which generation do you choose to be a part of?
Until 2011 I believed I was witnessing the 1st scenario and then I decided to be a part of making the 2nd one happen! You have a choice too!
This poem has two titles - The Lost Generation and There is Hope. Your choice!
Big Love x