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"WAIT"

Will I keep the promises I’ve made to myself and others just as close that I’d be there for every big moment in their life?

Will I live the dream of knowing the answers to all the hundreds of questions that concern everything in my world?

Will I be some day, as great and unassuming as the people I idolize?

Will I ever become the person my parents want me to be?

Will I see the fullness of nature so closely?

Will I be able to apply and remember all that I’ve learned?

Will I travel the world and see all those faces that never fail to bring a smile on mine?

Will I give back all that I’ve taken?

We may lose and we may win, though we will never be here again.

 


 

"Lost Generation" (From the Internet)

 

Here is a poem from the Internet.  Read it and then read it again in reverse.

Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed

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.”
So 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 will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
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 was a time when I used to believe in the good in this world. I visited the Narmada. Now, I believe in the great.”