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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 Mar. 27 2012 at 11:23 am
OwlEyes6 BRONZE, Gilbert, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairytales, if you want them to be more intelligent read them more fairytales."
-Albert Einstein

Amazing job! I really loved the words you chose and it flowed just right!

on Mar. 15 2012 at 10:23 am
HannahBelle PLATINUM, Effie, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~ Albert Einstein

I like it. I'm curious to know what it means. Good job.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Mar. 5 2012 at 10:18 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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Brilliant! I do not understand exactly the meaning, but that does not stop me from seeing and appreciating a fantastic poem! Congrats!! Thank you!


dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 12 2012 at 4:31 pm
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

Did someone scream talent? Cuz girl you got it!

on Jan. 21 2012 at 6:16 pm
Mantequilla SILVER, Eagan, Minnesota
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Very deep and well thought out. Good job. ;)

on Jan. 21 2012 at 3:01 pm
AlaskaFrost GOLD, Acushnet, Massachusetts
17 articles 7 photos 131 comments
Wow, this is absolutely brilliant...

on Dec. 30 2011 at 12:36 pm
Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
7 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be happy, Don't do whatever you like, Like whatever you do" -James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

Thank you for the beauty and inspiration of your words.

on Dec. 30 2011 at 2:21 am
thewolfinsheepscloth PLATINUM, New York, New York
34 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.

This is absolutely beautiful.

on Dec. 8 2011 at 3:58 pm
Kingdom_of_the_Forgotten GOLD, Ogden, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends." ~Charles Caleb Colton

This fantastic. Thank you for sharing this.

on Dec. 8 2011 at 10:55 am
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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I loved this! It was very well written, a beautiful structure and use of words!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Nov. 16 2011 at 9:53 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! It really deserves to be in the magazine!


on Nov. 16 2011 at 8:17 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Beautiful poem.

"Oh why are we lost in these tears

if we've forgotten how to cry?"

Are my favorite lines. I love how you ended it as well. Great work, keep writing ^_^

on Nov. 16 2011 at 7:39 am
WithEyesWideOpen BRONZE, Wayne, Pennsylvania
2 articles 22 photos 240 comments

Favorite Quote:
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

"oh how ironically hopeless

is every star's forgotten flight,"

My favorite line. I likes the analogies. This is great!

Karla15 GOLD said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 9:47 pm
Karla15 GOLD, -, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
As the tide washed in the Dutch tulip man faced the ocean, "Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator, look at it: rising up and rising down, taking everything with it."
"What's that?" Anna asked.
"Water," said the Dutchman, "Well, and time."

Great job! I'm not a big poetry fan but I loved this! Keep it up!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 6:03 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I like this poem, it's very beautiful and the message resonates clearly. If you could check out my poem Sowing Poppies that would be great, but if you can't is there anyone else here who can?

on Oct. 3 2011 at 3:25 pm
directorchick419 GOLD, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
15 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd wanted to stay on that porch with him until the sun shone bright on both of us, but i didn't. I stood up and walked down the steps. I'd rather chase the sun than wait for it." from I am the Messanger by Markus Zusak.

Beautiful. do you know the potter?

PandaDx BRONZE said...
on Oct. 3 2011 at 7:19 am
PandaDx BRONZE, Manila, Other
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Wisdom overpowers knowledge simply because wisdom kicks ass!" -Me

o: nice! Well written indeed. I don't mean to be a bother but would any of you please view my poem? I've only been a member for such a short time and would like feedback from others so that I may improve and/or fix up my writing. Thank you in advance.

on Oct. 3 2011 at 7:15 am
fuhscinating BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Life will take you places, you just have to go with it." -Me.

Wow! Such a wonderful poem! Great job. :D Please view mine as well.

on Sep. 11 2011 at 5:27 am
SLim_SHaDy SILVER, Akola, Other
8 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached!

What a poem !! Really NIce!

Drewby SILVER said...
on Aug. 20 2011 at 1:20 pm
Drewby SILVER, Beecher, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"To be or not to be, that is the question-" William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III Scene I

It's a truly beautifully written poem and it gives new meaning to term 'poetic dread'. Therefore, I have nothing bad to say about this poem.