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The Modern Generation
by Ray Malcolm
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A poem about the modern-day syndrome.

You chase after excitement;

While running from reality.

You collect experiences;

While shirking responsibility.

You load yourself up with their drugs,

High on their illusion.

Wrapped up in confusion;

Forgotten your role.

You strongly believe

That those with beliefs,

Are nothing but sheep;

Following the lead.

You know something of everything,

An expert of nothing,

A subscriber to Darwin,

And the Time magazine.

A true intellectual,

Entirely left-brained,

No room for feeling,

A stallion;

Tamed.

You scoff at history,

Worship Scientific theory,

Postulate conspiracies,

Think God is growing weary.

You’re the modern generation;

Store memories on your hard drive;

Share pictures on Facebook;

Broadcast­­ your lives.

You’ve been around the world,

In almost eighty days,

Burning up energy,

In the pursuit of selfish gain.

You escaped the rat race,

But the rat stowed away;

Followed you over seas;

Carrying the plague.

You’ve seen the Seven Wonders,

Lived among a tribe,

Complained about the culture,

In some superior diatribe.

You talk with authority,

On current affairs;

Bluffing like a poker player,

While sitting splitting hairs.

You’re nothing but a poodle;

A pampered little lap dog,

Barking at the wolves,

From the safety of your home.

But be warned:

These false walls won’t last forever.

And when they come crashing down,

Life will tear to you to pieces.



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Reviewed by Edward Phillips
This poem reflects wisdom beyond the years of the young man in your photo playing the guitar. It's a little too harsh, too judgmental, and that last line could be more gripping, and less ripping. Still, very creative and exceptionally well done.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I really like this diatribe. While the word, “modern,” escapes meaning, I am everything but sharing Facebook pictures (I don't need Facebook to do that) and complaining about other cultures because when I went around the world in forty days I learned to respect other cultures for what they are––beautiful.

While we all may face perils in our life, and false walls will come down, I doubt that they will “tear one the pieces” except those too close.

Ron
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