Our Generation Will be Known For Nothing

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around.
 
Now, read the poem again, from bottom to top: 
 
Unless we turn things around
That might be true, 
People thought we couldn’t come back
We knew that
Was a joke.
Working hard
Was how we handled our problems.
Giving up
Is something we never did.
Changing our world for the better
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Forgetting about that time,
Is a dumb thing to do.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is the way to go.
Living only for money and power
Is a waste. And we know
We actually succeeded
Thinking that
Our generation was a failure.
That is wrong, the truth is
We were the peak of mankind.
Never will anybody say,
Our generation will be known for nothing.
 

I had to share this poem with you. My friend, Linda, emailed it to me. It’s interesting, don’t you think? Do you believe the next generation will be better than ours? 

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Author: June

I'm based in London, UK. I’m a freelance writer, blogger, copywriter and ghostwriter. I’m the founder, owner and main writer of Miraculous Ladies. The definition of miraculous is ‘remarkable and bringing very welcome consequences.” You are a remarkable woman. Is fear stopping you from going after your dreams? I didn’t let fear stop me from chasing my dream. I quit my (safe) teaching job in return for a life of self employment as a freelance copywriter and blogger. Live your dreams. "If you can dream it, you can do it." ~ Walt Disney

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6 Comments

  1. June dear,

    Your posts are timely and I love each and every one of them.

    Wow, words could have different meaning and impact depending on how we read them and of course act on them.

    I am sharing this now and reblogging it tomorrow.

    Thanks once more, Marie :)
    Marie Abanga recently posted..Sibling Love: How tough is and should it be?My Profile

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    • Hi Marie,

      Yes, words are powerful and I love the way you can twist and turn them to mean different things.

      I appreciate you sharing this poem. And I’m flattered that you plan to reblog it. Thanks my dear! :-)

      Enjoy your evening.

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  2. Hey June!! Thanks for sharing this with us. To me, this really speaks to how people construed in a way that benefits them. This is especially true in today’s day in age of the Internet. People can spend their entire day reading to and only listening to things that support their ideas and beliefs without looking at the other side!

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s always good to realize there are two sides to every story!
    Jennifer Kennedy recently posted..2 Ridiculously Simple Steps to Find Out What Learners WantMy Profile

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    • Hi Jennifer,

      Unfortunately we live in a selfish society, both off and online. People are more concerned with their side of the story and are not keen to listen to what others have to say.

      It’s interesting what you said about there being two sides to every story. When we listen to friends complaining about their marriage and slagging off their partner, we tend to side with them. But what about the other person’s story? Why are we so quick to believe one without hearing the other side?

      I’m guilty of doing that. When I had problems in my marriage I was eager to blame my ex husband. But years after the marriage ended, I saw things clearer. And I admitted that I was as much to blame as he was. It wasn’t all his fault. It takes two to have an argument.

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer. Have a great week. :-)

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