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The Lost Generation MAG

June 2, 2008
By Anonymous

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. 12 2018 at 10:16 am
Cory_Clark GOLD, Clemson, South Carolina
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I love this poem, it is so well written!

carol8 SILVER said...
on Dec. 21 2017 at 12:53 pm
carol8 SILVER, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I have been using poetry to heal my heart and now I'm made out of poetry"- By:Caroline

loved it :)




on Oct. 16 2017 at 12:52 pm
Breezette DIAMOND, Uniontown, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Every Time I even think of you, all those bad memories just fade away, 'cause your smile's enough, you're enough...

I think this really speaks, to everyone who is trying to be someone they're not, because while no one see's us, we sculpt ourselves into what society wants, not what we need, which is ourselves. I think this speaks to everyone with health issues, because like me We fake our being okay to please those around us, because we don't want to worry them. I think this poem speaks to those who have fallen into depression, because instead of fighting it, we let the dark hours consume the light hours. so we fail to see the good in everything, just because we are "flightless". It in all aspects, speaks to everyone who has Ever had to fight something, or fight for something. I think this poem is what a lot of us needed, cause I know I did.

on Nov. 17 2016 at 8:43 am
syddddj5 PLATINUM, Christiansburg, Virginia
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beautiful i loved this

on Oct. 7 2016 at 5:52 pm
AnikaDawson444 SILVER, Kingston, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." -Benjamin Franklin

This is beautiful. It feels so real and so honest. I'm always searching for things that resonate with me as true, and it's so rare that I really find them. Thank you.

on Mar. 23 2016 at 9:54 pm
AshlynnH SILVER, Newmarket, New Hampshire
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Was this a Harry Potter Reference???

on Jan. 17 2016 at 7:25 pm
TikiTobi PLATINUM, Traverse City, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I got a ton of work to do. A SKELEton.
I need to put a little more BackBONE into it.
I deserve PUNishment.
Nyeh heh heh!

Is this related to Harry Potter? .-.

on Nov. 12 2015 at 3:19 pm
WanderingCoyote BRONZE, Liberty, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it." -Steve Irwin

I love this poem. I have read lot's of fellow teen poetry but none of them truly clicked like this one. I swear... I actually started hearing a voice in my head, reading it aloud. Weird, but awesome. Beautiful poem. Well crafted. Good analogies.

on Jun. 11 2015 at 7:22 pm
DesmineRobinson PLATINUM, Melvindale, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is an opportunity."
"Different is normal."
"We have to love ourselves, so we can properly love someone else."

This is awesome! Awesomely written as well. What inspired this?

on Jun. 11 2015 at 12:52 pm
I really liked your poem but I can relate to it....I have cancer and its really painfull to go throw these tuff times

on May. 20 2015 at 5:40 am
Katyaini SILVER, Greater Noida, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a chocolate covered chilly....

Some succeed because they're destined to;
Most succeed because they're determined too

Just Beautiful....... loved the sad strain of your poem. It's painful yet breath taking.

on Apr. 28 2015 at 11:35 pm
ChloeRoseJulie BRONZE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world

so beautiful made me tear up

on Feb. 21 2015 at 10:07 pm
Sonic-Boom GOLD, Pfluggerville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you

So beautiful, i love it

on Jan. 8 2015 at 6:54 pm
Thefanatasticagirlie101 SILVER, Euless, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our mind. That's what I hope to give you forever." ~The Notebook

That is very astonishing, that I'm a loss for words. Could you rate/comment and tell me what I should do better on my articles. It would really appreciate me.

on Nov. 25 2014 at 9:42 am
Enigmapleet BRONZE, Calicut,kerala, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Believe in yourself.........

noise of the silence........grt usage grt work  

maddi16 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 12 2014 at 6:46 pm
maddi16 BRONZE, Evansville, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Here's to the weird and wonderful."

this poem is tragically beautiful in its own despairing way.

on Sep. 20 2014 at 5:00 pm
kayleigh.marie BRONZE, Kentwood, Louisiana
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This was absolutely amazing! Just beautiful. But also it was very sad to me the way I depicted it. But beautiful nonetheless.