Open Your Eyes- A Poem
Society on it's youth does frown.
We're the future, are we not?
We are forced into cultures, and pushed down.
Our cries for help are ignored, forgotten.
Our acts of rage are truly our pleas.
Society's ignorance has driven us here.
We need a new door but have lost the keys.
They tell us we are Generation X, a lost hope.
They say we are delinquents.
All the negativity, how can we cope?
They say punishment is our fate,
aren't they driving us there?
Society open your eyes before it's too late!
We all begin life the same way, small and helpless dependent on those around us to protect us and introduce us to the world. As children we are filled with hope and an endless amount of dreams, nothing but positive intentions. Eventually we are told to put those dreams away and become adults. The innocence fades and a reality that is not entirely our own takes over. We are pushed to where we would rather not be, forced into roles we're rather not play. Here is where the problem begins, here is where Society fails it's youth. When will the cycle stop? Will you be the catalyst?
© 2011 Aimee