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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 Apr. 10 2011 at 6:27 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.

-emanuel litvinoff

it made me cry.........the second i read the first line my eyes were stuck to the screen

emlm13 said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 9:16 am
That's amazing. I love the way you use your words to describe emotions.

on Mar. 19 2011 at 11:12 pm
feetwithwings GOLD, Powell, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"My stomach had the rumblies that only hands would satisfy." - Carl from Llamas with hats

That almost made me cry. best poetry i've seen on here

Basketball23 said...
on Mar. 19 2011 at 9:36 pm
This has such a smooth rhythm to it.  It flows together.  Great work!

on Feb. 25 2011 at 10:22 pm
SummerDays11 BRONZE, Kamloops, Other
1 article 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
If I were to wish for anything
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential,
for the eye which,
ever young and ardent,
sees the possible.

Wow! You really captured what all of us feel inside.

on Feb. 25 2011 at 9:42 am
IPlayCOD BRONZE, State Center, Iowa
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You're such a noob."

This poem flows smoothly from line to line.  Plus, I like the watch.

Farmer said...
on Feb. 25 2011 at 9:40 am
Farmer, State Center, Iowa
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I think this is a good poem.  It used alot of showing.  It was wrote very well.

on Feb. 25 2011 at 9:40 am
jamiejean12 BRONZE, Marshalltown, Iowa
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Very nice job writing this piece. It had a lot of detail and it ended very well.

on Feb. 25 2011 at 9:37 am
Sarah Butler BRONZE, Marshalltown, Iowa
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This poem used very good word choice and I felt like I could really relate to what the author was saying. I also liked this poem because I could really picture the whole thing.

on Feb. 25 2011 at 8:55 am
hollatyoboylc BRONZE, Marshalltown, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Hey get your finger out of there!"- Justin Crist
"Lil coke on my gum like my tooth hurt"- Lil' Wayne
"I dont even talk i let the visa speak"- Lil' Wayne

This was amazing! You had a great ending on this writing.

on Feb. 25 2011 at 8:50 am
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I do what I like and I like what I do.

The poem was outstanding the wording of the poem was very good

on Feb. 25 2011 at 8:45 am
bbrockman BRONZE, Marshalltown, Iowa
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Very detailed and thought out! nice job

on Feb. 23 2011 at 10:55 pm
ElizabethW. DIAMOND, Oconto, Wisconsin
72 articles 2 photos 28 comments
Yes, but I see what she's saying now in her comment above, that from the perspective of the speaker, it may seem like he's too late. 

Auburn BRONZE said...
on Feb. 3 2011 at 10:14 pm
Auburn BRONZE, Topeka, Kansas
4 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
I tell myself lie after lie and I play the part of a girl with many different hearts but none of them were ever meant to hurt you.

That was amazing.

tipsy said...
on Feb. 3 2011 at 11:00 am
i liked your story later

on Feb. 3 2011 at 10:56 am
this was a good poem and it was a little sad at the beginnig at the story.

on Jan. 12 2011 at 11:56 am
CelticThundeGurl SILVER, Benson, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams."

- Pres. Ronald Reagan

So true! ove your comment! Couldn't have said it better myself

on Jan. 12 2011 at 11:04 am
BeTwEenDrEaMiNGaNdCoMiNGTrUE PLATINUM, Howell, Michigan
22 articles 3 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If I speak in the tongues of angels, but have not love, I'm only a resounding noise , If I have the gift of knowledge, And if my faith moves mountains high, But have not love I am nothing… Though I know the One, Who holds the stars in the heavens, In the palm of His hand, If I give all I possess , To the poor and the helpless, I'll still gain nothing, Without love… Love's patient, True love is always kind, Love does not envy, Never brags, it's never proud, Slow to wrath, it keeps no records of wrongs against friends, Love forgives… It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-5,7)
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these the spirit blooms..." ~ George Santayana

I totally agree with all you guys :D I love people who speak out for what they believe, just prepare for a contrast of opinion, so no offense to the author... I know everyone feels lost and drowning sometimes... i know i have many times.. but the potter is not to blame, and he's not to late... we just get impatient sometimes

on Jan. 12 2011 at 7:40 am
Shminkanator5000 SILVER, Rochester, New York
9 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

I totally agree with this. You have some serious insightful talent there!

on Dec. 21 2010 at 5:47 am
lovelifelollypops BRONZE, Northampton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Forever and almost always

deep and insightful

beautifully written