This is so clever. Read this poem The Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed. Then read it in reverse and be amazed!
This poem by Jonathan Reed won second place in AARP’s U@50 video contest launched in 2007 for his video, Lost Generation. Contestants were asked to create a two minute video describing their vision of the future – what they believed that their lives would be like by the time they turned fifty.
Read the poem and then read it in reverse. I think it reflects that we either view things in a negative or positive light.
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
is more important than
I tell you this
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.
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