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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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cookiegirl said...
on Aug. 20 2011 at 2:15 am
Wow your poem is amazing. Emotions are described in a interesting way. Keep it up and you can be sucessful:)

on Jul. 29 2011 at 9:12 pm
palalandrea GOLD, New York, New York
15 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
With victory comes sorrow

I love the uniqueness of this poem. Especially this one line..."oh the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts." I love this description. 


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on Jul. 29 2011 at 2:00 pm
---------, De Queen, Arkansas
0 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:

You are right, and this is elegantly written. However perhaps the potter isn't too late afterall.

on Jul. 29 2011 at 10:23 am
Anonymous_Me DIAMOND, Marble Hill, Missouri
54 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is but a walking shadow."

~Shakespeare (Macbeth)

Wow. Just, wow.

RyanAD GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 9:33 pm
RyanAD GOLD, Grandville, Michigan
13 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Any one who ever gave his best, never regretted it."

great job. i had the same thing on my mind the past years


on Jul. 7 2011 at 8:26 pm
RosePetal519 BRONZE, Perrysburg, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day)

jacobmhkim I totally understand what you're saying.  That's probably what was originally intended when the poem was written (though we can never truly know what was going on in the author's head). I guess I see it as a realization of the lows of our generation, but in a way that makes them sound so terrible that we want to go out in fix it. We want to prove that we are not "accidents". 

jacobmhkim said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 7:30 pm
jacobmhkim, Burbank, California
0 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments." (Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath)

I disagree in the meaning of the poem. The ending itself, "is too late" is the opposite of inspirational. I believe that the poet is saying that our generation is hopeless and will never be saved, which is another thought that I disagree on.

on Jul. 7 2011 at 6:15 pm
H0peF1ames BRONZE, Blaine, Minnesota
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

on Jul. 7 2011 at 5:48 pm
RosePetal519 BRONZE, Perrysburg, Ohio
3 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day)

Purely amazing.  You really get it. We've lost sight of everything that is important and worth fighting for.  You've inspired me to fight harder for a better tomorrow, cause it may not be to late after all. . .

on Jul. 7 2011 at 11:18 am
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.

I was a bit confused about what you were trying to say (but that's just me).

on Jun. 15 2011 at 11:46 am
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
26 articles 0 photos 231 comments

Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous

i hate to use meaningless descriptive adjectives to describe something this...well, i'm going to have to use adjectives: vivid and powerful: if words can spill into the mind like light, these do.

on Jun. 15 2011 at 10:24 am
inkblot13 PLATINUM, Auburn, New York
41 articles 1 photo 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If I knew where poems came from, I'd go there"

- Michael Langley, 'Staying Alive'

this is relly well worded, I think my favorite part is "our hero-the potter- is too late" Nice job, and keep writing! (PS, check out some of my work??)

on Jun. 15 2011 at 3:06 am
NikkiNitrogen GOLD, Troy, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is the slowest form of suicide."
" The loudest cry is silence."
" Light travel faster then sounde this why most people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"The best beauty comes from the worst pain."

dont say this your jerk there is nothing tht called for you to be like this except your overwelming desire to be immature and screw around when oothers wish tobe serious

marie2698 said...
on May. 24 2011 at 3:44 pm
marie2698, Allentown, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment
this poem is amazing your very talented i posted some poems on teenink too my friends say there amazing too but i don't think so at all can you check them out for me and tell me what you think???

on May. 24 2011 at 12:39 pm
Vacilator BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
4 articles 2 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
No cup of tea is large enough, or book long enough, to suit me.
-C.S. Lewis



This is AWESOME!

on May. 24 2011 at 10:47 am
HAHAHAHAHA this poem sucks!!!

on May. 2 2011 at 9:02 pm
RainWashed PLATINUM, Park City, Utah
46 articles 1 photo 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Repeat the good and the bad. Do it all again. And pile on the years."

This was a wonderful poem. You are obviously a greatly talented writer! Great job! Maybe could you explain what inspired you to write it?

on May. 2 2011 at 6:00 pm
CrazySquid GOLD, Cashmere, Washington
12 articles 2 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beauty is nothing but the begining of terror"

Rilke part of 'The Tenth Elgy'

Speachless :)

on Apr. 18 2011 at 8:34 pm
Where is the "More by This Author" button??? I have seriously read this poem several times a day for about two weeks and I am still rendered speechless everytime. I love your use of oxymorons, especially the "noise of silence" part. They just make the poem so much more profound and personal because real emotions are so much more than just happy, sad or angry. You've really captured the depth of true pain. I love it! Write more so I can read more!

PoeticDork said...
on Apr. 10 2011 at 7:15 pm
I've never been on a teen writers website but it's nice knowing people feel the same way you do about writing