lost generation

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”
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
work
is more important than
family
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
but this is not true in my era
this is a quick fix society
Experts tell me that
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.

There is hope.
It is foolish to presume that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It will be evident that
My peers and I care about this earth
No longer can it be said that
Environmental destruction will be the norm
In the future
I will live in a country of my own making
I do not concede that
30 years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
Experts tell me that
this is a quick fix society
but this is not true in my era
Families stayed together
Once upon a time
I tell you this
family
is more important than
work
My employer will know that I have my priorities straight because
they are not the most important thing in my life
So in 30 years I will tell my children
“Money will make me happy”
is a lie, and
“Happiness comes from within”
I realize this may be a shock, but
I can change the world.
and I refuse to believe that
I am part of a lost generation.

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