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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 Aug. 29 2014 at 5:41 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is absolutely beautiful and breath-taking! I love it. I am glad this has been published. ^_^ Congarts, my friend. Also, I'm not sure if you are, but are you talking about God a little? Because if you are, I don't He is too late. He is never too late. ^_^ I just wanted to say. Thank you for sharing this!

on Aug. 29 2014 at 2:33 pm
SonaliTW PLATINUM, New Amsterdam, Other
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nice poem please chcek out my work

on Jun. 2 2014 at 9:42 am
ashlynn17 SILVER, Alice, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Keep calm and swim on.

The poem was beautiful!I enjoyed the Greek mythology interperted in to it. :)

on Apr. 19 2014 at 7:34 pm
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
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i dont know, i would think it is referring to god in a vague way, not a certain religious figure

on Feb. 12 2014 at 10:25 am
jakefromstatefarm, Cottonwood, Arizona
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on Feb. 12 2014 at 10:23 am
OnimoGaming, Peoria, Arizona
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no just no

on Feb. 11 2014 at 6:53 pm
Beanzoinalin GOLD, Linesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You! Yes you reading this. You are beautiful, talented, amazing, and simply the best at being you. NEVER FORGET THAT!"

Congrats on getting published

on Jan. 21 2014 at 2:05 pm
Beanzoinalin GOLD, Linesville, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You! Yes you reading this. You are beautiful, talented, amazing, and simply the best at being you. NEVER FORGET THAT!"

I LOVE THIS POEM!!! It is beautiful! (I like the potter statement)  :)

Alycia. BRONZE said...
on Dec. 30 2013 at 9:56 pm
Alycia. BRONZE, Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” -- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Overall the entire poem is just beautiful. I love the metaphors used (also, a few key phrases like "bleeding light" and "settled in unquiet darkness" stood out to me). Well done.

on Nov. 16 2013 at 7:38 pm
Mr._Poetry GOLD, Brownsville, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.
Steve Prefontaine

wow! I like how the author kinda related to greek mythology of how human were created. this poem leave me thinking If that is our case right now, if we are being weigh down by our last generation.

on Oct. 25 2013 at 9:36 am
estucker1998 PLATINUM, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because of the thought that everything may be done better and again. --John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

LOVED this! Especially the last verse "inexplicable accidents, and our hero- the potter- is too late" Perfect :)

on Apr. 4 2013 at 9:28 am
bellariptor PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Poetry is the soundtrack to my life, the lyrics are my thoughts accompanied by the melody of my emotions.

"Inexplicable accident". Wow that is amazing! 

on Nov. 4 2012 at 9:13 am
MikaylaT BRONZE, Exeter, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
In that moment, I swear we were infinite.

This poem made me think, and it left a curious feeling inside of me. I absolutely loved it.

on Nov. 2 2012 at 4:46 pm
Distant_Freedom DIAMOND, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. -James Dean

Intriguing! One of the good factors about writing vaguely is that the reader can interpret it anyway they wish. That's something that many writers seem to find difficult when writing something, be it a poem, story, or review. Great job.

on Nov. 2 2012 at 11:11 am
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Such a beautiful poem! It flows perfectly and can be interpreted differently, which makes it even more unique. It really makes you think and the regret in it is almost haunting... Just one minor change- "I believe" is not needed in the end. Just a small detail, the poem is perfect otherwise! Amazing job! :)

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on Nov. 2 2012 at 7:22 am
Kavon SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Beautiful is this poem.

on May. 10 2012 at 7:54 pm
HappySappy SILVER, Berlin Heights, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.

I like how your poem can have many different interpretations by different people.

on May. 10 2012 at 3:22 pm
hislittledramaqueen BRONZE, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Saint Augustine

"The Potter" is probably refering to Jesus Christ. Maybe she thinks it's too late for Jesus to save us-- however, he already has! Anyway, it's clear she is displaying a lack of faith, which I think is very sad. These are just my thoughts..

on May. 10 2012 at 11:01 am
pianokeysevie SILVER, Clinton, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

same here!!

on Mar. 27 2012 at 12:55 pm

What do you mean by

"and our hero – the potter –
is too late."?

I would really like to know what you are trying to say in those last lines!