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The Now Generation

Living in the Now Generation and I'm eating the snails dust
In this world I've been cast in it's be Number One or bust
I'm watching the pitcher pitch and the batter bat
But who nowadays truly cares for all of that?
We want to get the most out of our day, quick as possible, please
People twist the meaning and think something crude, when I say "Get on your knees"
It's a four letter word it seems... P-R-A-Y
It's pleasure first, and soul second, no one wonders why
They'd rather get caught up in a dreamy haze
Maybe I do the same, the way I look back on bygone days
Some might call me a penny left in the storm to rust
If that's so someone come save me and someone come earn me
And I know it will be just your luck cause
A couple hundred years ago my quality was up to here
Almost close enough to kiss the stars goodnight
But due to inflation and our technology overridden nation
I'm just too far away for you to see my light
At the Superbowl we look like savages with war paint
Ten thousand people here - why do I feel so alone?
Give me the small crowds, the kids eating flavored ice
I guess I'm honestly not all that BIG so I'm going HOME
I don't come to the game to see who's winning
Truth be told I'm falling asleep right at the third inning
I can't see the score anyway, it's blurred by the sultry weather
But damn it, at least back then we were together!

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Ah, technology is moving at a far faster speed than we'd all like to admit. I GOT this. Sometimes I get the feelings when I'm a huge crowd of people that, well (Not to be conceited) that I'm the most sensible around everyone else who's doing something stupid. Sports not my thing for sure. I'd rather write a book. And when it comes to the Superbowl? The best part is eating pizza. Awesome poem, Timothy!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/15/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm not trying to be conceited either, but I share the same feelings, at times! Sports is definitely not my thing either... though because I used to work at a baseball stadium I can RESPECT the sport of baseball much more than football. Baseball is a lot more family oriented than any other sport...
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:06:00 PM
    Times they are a changin, as dylan said, and they have Tim, but to a point you can choose your own lifestyle. Very good write and protest song, well done. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I feel as though I was born too late in life. Maybe 70s or some other era would suit me better *shrugs*.... it is what it is and I can't decide what day 'n' age I live in. But embrace it as much as I can... thanks for your support!
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 7:09:00 AM
    When you PRAY be sure to thank God for the ability to express yourself with such eloquence.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/4/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As you do mine.
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just releasing more weights off my back. Richard, your comments are always so encouraging. You put a smile on my face.