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Desensitized Generation

How does one keep their morals when they're flowing down the drain
You'd built a seive but it's holes offer no refrain
You'd said you'd never lie, cheat, cuss or even steal
But as you live and learn through life these issues you don't feel

If everyones jumping off this cliff we call persuasion
Then why shouldn't I tumble down with my generation?
A lie's a lie, a word's a word, to cheat will get me Yale
After all we all know a liar never fails

To deceive is to get success faster than the others
It's digusting to justr sit and watch as we shame our mothers
We all appear as angels as we walk around the home
But when we're running out tonight we're drinking to the foam

We're hopping straight into bed with people we don't know
We may not be a seamstress, but these secret lives we sew
Why aren't our morals present when we really need them most?

Better take the bread out the oven kids..

Cause at this rate,

We're toast.



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Tonedeff said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 6:47 am
Very nicely written.... :)
 
poetidea_myworld_22 said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

I loved it

 

 
Wonderment said...
Apr. 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm
I love it.  I think its a very good example of of society and even the modern day pop culture. Social commentary in a poem. 5 stars and going in my favs
 
scissorsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Okay, first off, I LOVE The Catcher in the Rye! It is one of my all time favorites. 

Now, I thoroughly loved this poem, simply because it captures the entire theme of the novel by Salinger into a few lines. The play on words and relating them to teens of today is even more so awe inspiring. You have, once again, put the icing on the cake with such fantastic imagery, and emotion. I am terribly envious. Keep writing! :D

 
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