January 30, 2018
By Tomastep BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Tomastep BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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I saw the averageness of my generation
neglected by singularity, lost and dazed,
degraded for being “normal,” hunting for a reason to be seen,
gasping at the harsh air of ingenuity,
deluding themselves through the worthlessness looking for fame,
brain cells burning for an infamous connection to the world of effortless perfection in the realm of the unique,
who have ambiguous names and life-altering ailments
and always an ordinary extraordinary mindset created for the pleasure of viewers in the kingdom of talent,
darkness of the public,
floating across the sea of streams and love and insecurities.

The author's comments:

What inspired me to write this poem was Allen Ginsburg's poem "Howl." I really liked how his poem was able to really able to capture what his generation was like from his personal preception. I wanted to be able to do the same so I made a vague outline of his style and flow from "Howl" and tried to communicate with my audience a glimpse of what my preception of my generation is like. To me, my generation is full of everyone trying to stand out with their own unique talents on social media. This is important to me because many of my peers have considered themselves failures because they are not unique in comparison to others around them but in reality, you don't have to be completely different from everyone else to have skills and abilities to put you ahead in life. 

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