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  1. #1
    Bronze Lounger
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    Jan 2001
    La Jolla, CA
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    This was the second place winner in an AARP contest called U @ 50 (for the non-Americans, the AARP is an organization for over 50 year olds). I think it could/should have been 1st place. Rather clever reading...once you read it, read it AGAIN, but in REVERSE.

    Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed

    I am part of a lost generation
    and I refuse to believe that
    I can change the world
    I realize this may be a shock but
    “Happiness comes from within.”
    is a lie, and
    “Money will make me happy.”
    So in 30 years I will tell my children
    they are not the most important thing in my life
    My employer will know that
    I have my priorities straight because
    is more important than
    I tell you this
    Once upon a time
    Families stayed together
    but this will not be true in my era
    This is a quick fix society
    Experts tell me
    30 years from now, I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
    I do not concede that
    I will live in a country of my own making
    In the future
    Environmental destruction will be the norm
    No longer can it be said that
    My peers and I care about this earth
    It will be evident that
    My generation is apathetic and lethargic
    It is foolish to presume that
    There is hope.

    And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it .

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    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    Very clever, and unfortunately true read forward and a hope when read backward. Thanks for this.

    Ron M

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