Our Generation

Today’s poem was posted on twitter awhile ago, and absolutely floored the web. I have seen it everywhere, and for good reason. It was written by an 8th grader, and posted to the web by his brother, @DerekNichols0. The poem so accurately portrays people today, and it spread quickly on social media.

Our Generation

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.

Thinking that

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,

Giving up

Was how we handled our problems,

Working hard

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)

–Jordan Nichols Grade 8

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