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 Jan. 3 2010 at 2:14 pm
That1LostGirl SILVER, St.george, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
if hate is such a powerful word then why do we say love like its nuthing?...

HIII(: haha

good review

i agree(:

on Jan. 3 2010 at 1:46 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is very beautiful. Good job!

on Jan. 3 2010 at 12:22 pm
PunkRockLobster GOLD, Manhattan, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Carpe diem quam minime credula postero (Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future)
And if not now, when?

that was so powerful and moving. absolutely love it!! i can't think of how else to describe it. beautiful. its on my favorites list now :)

on Dec. 12 2009 at 8:54 pm
I loved it

on Dec. 12 2009 at 4:19 pm
Siraidly SILVER, Highland Park, Illinois
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heavy on the ambiguity

kheart SILVER said...
on Dec. 12 2009 at 11:11 am
kheart SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Every second is countless. Every minute is different. When you came around." -kheart

Great work!

on Dec. 12 2009 at 6:40 am
LordManfred BRONZE, Baghdad, Other
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
''Give me a man whose life is not an illusion followed by a disillusion.''Oedipus

keep on the good work.

on Nov. 20 2009 at 7:44 pm
yes. we are all accidents. thank you for noticing. :3

on Nov. 20 2009 at 6:47 pm
hi,randomperson. GOLD, Fall City, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Love is not forbidden but it is a risky to fall into,but if its real-than you should stay true. Love is a funny thing,it cant be bought like a diamond ring. Love is greif and pain, you feel lost and insane.Love is a wonderful treasure,keep it forever

Its supposed to make you think, because it means that the only thing you can hear is silence which=nothing so its empty sound

on Nov. 20 2009 at 11:12 am
scarletP SILVER, East Lansing, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"A smart girl listens but doesn't believe, kisses but doesn't love and leaves before she is left."
-- Marilyn Monroe

great poem...the vocab use is amazing:)

on Nov. 20 2009 at 9:40 am
toxic.monkey SILVER, Tashkent, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Homo homini lupus"

this reminds me of the old poet omar khayyam- also spoke of a potter and us being beautifully crafted pots... nice poem:D

on Oct. 29 2009 at 10:35 pm
Abigail Gruchacz BRONZE, Oxford, North Carolina
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Lovely. You've used large words and rather than clogging up the poem, it has given it a fluied feeling, like a river.

on Oct. 29 2009 at 9:05 pm
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
37 articles 2 photos 255 comments

Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore


See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

luv it so much

on Oct. 29 2009 at 7:17 pm
4everluvjc BRONZE, Plantation, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
nothing is impossible with God! Try him and you'll see :)

I am not an accident
I know I was skillfully crafted
By a potter
And that potter,
well to you, it might be different
But to me, that potter is Jesus !
Thumbs up on your poem! I loved it!

on Oct. 29 2009 at 4:28 pm
AquariusSunandMoon SILVER, Sublette, Illinois
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This is wonderful! Strong compelling writing, keep it up!

epingel said...
on Oct. 29 2009 at 3:19 pm
This was a fabulous poem, I liked how you said "we are burning in a drought of faith." I thought about that and well, we are. A kid in my school got made fun of for being in the bible club. Also, I like how you talk about stars being unnoticed, because our generation doesn't appriciate anything like a beutiflul view of a mountain or anything like that, its just there.

on Oct. 29 2009 at 11:57 am
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
17 articles 4 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

wonderful! i enjoyed this article! Plz read my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and comment plz! thanx!

on Oct. 29 2009 at 11:57 am
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
17 articles 4 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

wonderful! i enjoyed this article! I feel like this sometimes as if it's not me standing in front of the mirror but someone else. Plz read my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and comment it plz! thanx! once again, keep writing!

on Oct. 29 2009 at 8:13 am
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
51 articles 0 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

This is amazing. It has to be the best poem I've read on Teen Ink.

"I believe we are skillfully crafted

Inexcplicable accidents

and our hero-the potter-

is too late"

I have not found this line on any other poem anywhere. I have to agree with you 100% on everything. Never stop writing, ever.

on Oct. 29 2009 at 7:21 am
very_literary SILVER, Ballwin, Missouri
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I think this poem was great. I love it. It's super deep and just beautiful and dramatic. Can you guys please comment and rate one of my poems, its called I See, it's about the Jim Crow Laws.




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