PosEd – The Lost Generation

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PosEd – The Lost Generation

21 Apr ’19 Teaching 0

Today, on our Positive Education course, we have been prompted to think about the duality of different character traits. The under cooked and the over cooked. David Bott opened the session with a poem, which in turn prompted me to think about – The Lost Generation, a wonderful palindrome poem that I should have added to the Writings page (and have now). Read it – then re-read it in reverse.

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 thirty 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
Work
Is more important than
Family
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
Thirty years from now, I will be celebrating the tenth 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 reverse it.

 

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