Have you ever read a poem backwards? Have you ever wondered how a particularly poem sounds when you read it backwards?
Well, The Lost Generation is a poem by Jonathan Reed. It was written as an entry for the AARP’s U@5o video contest. This contest was launched in the month of August in the year 2007. In order to participate in this contest, one had to create a two minute video that explained the vision of the contestant on how his life is going to be when he is 50 years old.
When read backwards, it becomes uplifting.
There is hope.
It is foolish to presume that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic.
It will be evident that
My peers and I care about this Earth.
No longer can it be said that
Environmental destruction will be the norm.
In the future,
I will live in a country of my own making.
I do not concede that
Thirty years from now, I will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of my divorce.
Experts tell me
This is a quick fix society
But this will not be true in my era.
Families stayed together
Once upon a time
I’ll tell you this:
Is more important than
I have my priorities straight because
My employer will know that
They are not the most important thing in my life.
So in thirty years, I will tell my children
“Money will make me happy”
Is a lie, and
“True Happiness comes from within”
I realize this may be a shock, but
I can change the world.
And I refuse to believe that
I am part of a lost generation.
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