This was taken from a Facebook status update by former Star Trek actor George Takei. I love it and wanted to share it with my followers here.
“A 14-year old allegedly wrote this poem, apparently in the spirit of Jonathan Reed’s “Lost Generation.” As with all things on the Internet, its authenticity is in doubt, but its message is powerful.
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.
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.
Was how we handled our problems.
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around
(Read from bottom to top now)”
I hear people criticize the millennial generation, my generation, quite often, especially those of us who lean more progressive in our thought. Let’s prove ’em wrong.