The Lost Generation MAG

June 2, 2008
By Kiersten Wones, Mason, OH

Oh why have we settled in the unquiet darkness,
where the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts?
And we fall apart –
the sun sets and it rises –
we make shapes of ourselves no one can see.
Oh why are we lost in these tears
if we’ve forgotten how to cry?
If absence makes the heart grow fonder
can we hold on much longer?
We are burning in a drought of faith,
unnoticing as the stars are earnestly shining,
desperately bleeding light.
Oh how ironically hopeless
is every star’s forgotten fight,
for we are just uselessly drowning
under the weight,
under the honesty of the unspoken.
Oh the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts.
I believe we are skillfully crafted
inexplicable accidents,
and our hero – the potter –
is too late.



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on Nov. 29 2010 at 4:31 pm
CelticThundeGurl SILVER, Benson, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams."






















- Pres. Ronald Reagan

Yes! I agre with you ElizabethW. The Potter is NEVER too late. This poem was written amazingly. KierstenW, you have an amazing talent. You have such a way with words. I hope to see more of your work.

on Nov. 29 2010 at 4:29 pm
Detective-C BRONZE, Lakeland, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Wait! It's morning in the Himalayas!"

you're right about the potter, and the darkness. But to many people it seems like he's to late

on Nov. 29 2010 at 4:26 pm
Detective-C BRONZE, Lakeland, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Wait! It's morning in the Himalayas!"

You know how to write, and I agree with you, this generation seems to bet lost in tears....

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on Nov. 29 2010 at 8:40 am
Nyrihaz, Isabela, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Listen to the screams a silent room makes"

Wow. Very insightful. It was brilliantly done. Each question hits a nerve, and the air of sadness and rendition of the narrator creates a haunting atmosphere. “…under the honesty of the unspoken.” That’s a very strong line that makes anyone think. The whole poem, actually, makes you think. Great job =]

on Nov. 7 2010 at 6:54 pm
1_am_wh0 BRONZE, Ojai, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows."







-George Orwell

WOW. This really left me speechless. Keep writing.

on Nov. 7 2010 at 5:18 pm
kaileydelrey BRONZE, Trussville, Alabama
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Wow! This is such an amazing and thoughtful poem-well done!

on Nov. 7 2010 at 1:25 pm
foreveryoung21 SILVER, South Berwick, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over, its about learning to dance in the rain

this poem is deep and i love, it shows a darker sid e some people are unwilling to reveal

on Nov. 7 2010 at 7:19 am
elizabethjoy GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

agreed that this is amazing - and that's a really great video. definitely watch it.

Redbull12 said...
on Oct. 21 2010 at 7:09 am
this flows wonderfully the writing is brilliant. i like your style :) your description is very good. keeeep it up!!

S M Wells said...
on Oct. 16 2010 at 7:58 am
What, pray tell, dose oh my goodses have to do with it?

on Sep. 24 2010 at 7:31 pm
passion.fable14 SILVER, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a cup of coffee. You gotta...dive right in and drink it fast before it cools. Because coffee sucks when its cool. And it tastes like crap. Do you want your life to taste like crap Sam? I don't. That's why i don't drink coffee."
~~Carlt

Wow. That was AMAZING. :D:D:D:D there's a you tube video called "Lost Generation" you should check it out its amazing!!! but this is DEFINATALY beautiful. It's georgeous. :)

on Sep. 24 2010 at 3:35 pm
deus-ex-machina14 BRONZE, Stewartsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There are two main tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde

Very fluid and mesmerizing words, good job!!

on Sep. 2 2010 at 8:59 pm
ElizabethW. DIAMOND, Oconto, Wisconsin
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The Potter isn't too late.  He has the perfect timing.  And the darkness only makes the stars shine brighter.

 

Wonderful poem, absolutely beautiful.


on Sep. 2 2010 at 4:50 pm
1COR13 PLATINUM, Anchor Point, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimmi Hendrix

Whoops. Yes, your right I got my words mixed up.

on Sep. 2 2010 at 2:01 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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very dramatic, its beautiful how some of the random lines in this tie into it and make it more powerful

paige said...
on Sep. 2 2010 at 12:11 pm
i think you might have that mixed up..with no compassion, the suffering is still there, but its worse. i think you meant that if theres no suffering, theres no compassion

on Aug. 11 2010 at 6:12 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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The wording is beatiful, and the content so true!

on Jun. 28 2010 at 10:39 pm
purplehonu SILVER, Bethel, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Next time I'll be braver
I'll be my own savior
when the thunder calls for me,
next time I'll be braver
I'll be my own savior
standin' on my own two feet." ~ADELE

Oh my goodness, that was fantastic! It really made me think. Great work!

on Jun. 28 2010 at 2:50 am
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

this is unbelievable! loved it all. keep it up

on Jun. 6 2010 at 11:35 am
hafeisawake BRONZE, La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is short and sweet. But mostly short."
-Z

"I believe we are skillfully crafted
inexplicable accidents,"

I love this.



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