Or are you willing to create the philosophical and psychological changes that need to happen in our society? Will you let Life blur past you without any influence over it? Or will you take responsibility for the things that are out of your control, and make them your own?
This poem is a wonderful example of the fact that we don’t all need picket signs and poster boards in order to make a change. If you are able to change the way you think, and make decisions in your life differently, and take responsibility for one thing – just ONE thing that you believe in – you can forever alter the future.
I’m a part of 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 thirty years I’ll tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priority straight because
Is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stay together
But this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
Thirty 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 reverse it.
Now read it backwards.