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Lost Generation

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Lost Generation

We the victim's of incompetence 
We the pawns of vain experiments
Imprisoned by oligarchic, social engine.
Our pains, reflected by gluttonous pride.
Fermenting in black boil bubbling greed
Modern slavery in it's prime, glistening 
like polished diamond shine.
All pretentious, phoney entrapment,
lurking through time,  the ideal system, 
for a criminal eye, the perfect crook, 
filtered on a system it built, it impressed, 
and we undertook, now just mere 
puppets,
Upon the ladder of fingers,
The shadow composer casting the melody 
of subjugated illusion, laughing at ease, 
gazing upon their resolution.
A famine of needs and desires, tortured 
by the selected lot, who mock as we rot, 
in the mould around the bars of our cot. 
The misleading consequence of 
innocence, of ignorance, of vulnerability.
The digital web of deception, ripples in 
shuddered glee, it's next victim 
screaming, and then hushed silently 
among those chambers of conformity, an 
commodity given a number and then 
freed, for some years.
Next it's taught to adhere to the 
requirement of 'our' society,
Pushed through  any resistance,
Your ADD, labeled and branded for all to 
see, your defunct from a higher form, an 
acceptable sense of reality, the easier 
chores of slavery,
and less material distraction, an extra 
penalty.
In the sinister sweating perversion,
The passive exodus that moves in night 
and day excursions, fossiled in a lava of 
weary confusion.
We are the lost Generation on a path we 
cannot see, in a destiny that isn't you and 
isn't me. 

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:18:00 AM
    The weekend is about to begin and I am enjoying reading such amazing and diverse poetry this morning. I am so pleased to see your writings posted here Paul. Hoping you have a happy sun filled weekend full of love, joy and inspiration. Love, Carol

    Knight-Kirby Avatar Paul Knight-Kirby
    Date: 12/12/2012 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Carol for your continued support, sorry it's taken this time to get back to you.
  1. Date: 9/7/2012 5:49:00 AM
    A good write, but we can all help our own destiny I speak as one that is blamed for this lost generation, we took advantage of what was offered but are now pilloried for doing so, Its our fault we bought our own homes and worked hard to do it now we are blamed for it.xx

    Knight-Kirby Avatar Paul Knight-Kirby
    Date: 9/7/2012 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi thanks for reading This poem isn't easily understood Especially if you feel targeted by it.