What I Am

1 01 2012

I was rather hesitant to post this poem because I was concerned people would be offended.  The older generation of which I speak in the following verses is mainly a reference to many of the political and business leaders on an international scale, but also on a local/national scale.  The world being left to my generation is not a stable one, but I have faith in my contemporaries that we have learned enough the make improvements and influence the generation behind us from reverting back.  I’m not saying that everything is bad, it is just from my point of view nothing is improving, money is that damn thing we hate to love, and the road is full of big, rusty nails just waiting for my brand new tires.

I am the voice that today is ignored

But tomorrow will ring true

I am the mind in which a generation’s mistakes are stored

And believe me they do not number few

I am the one who will turn things around

And right all past wrongs

I am the hope you have not yet found

How dare you mock my choice of songs

I am the door more open than you

The one that does not segregate

The souls it lets through

I am your future and you are my fate

Balanced on my shoulders there is

An ever-increasing load

Composed of your failed ideas

The trash you leave as you walk this endless road

I am the day no one starves

The day prejudice is no more

The future explorer of the stars

You really should pay attention to me more

Lazy is what you call me

Ungrateful of what I am given

My faults outnumber fish in the sea

By my hormones I am driven

Blind is what I call you

Ignorant of what you have done

Your mistakes could block out the sun

Greed fuels all that you do

I am the rock on which humanity stands

Accept it or not it is the truth

And I will one day join my many hands

For I am all Youth

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25 responses

1 01 2012
Maiya

Powerful!

3 01 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you, this was a poem I wrote on whim, after a local politician made me very angry.
Andrea

1 01 2012
lscotthoughts

I agree with Maiya, very powerful and well said! Glad you shared! 🙂

3 01 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you!! Hope you had a wonderful New Year!!!
Andrea xxxx

2 01 2012
aussieian2011

You have a very insightful mind filled with much wisdom
You have lived many lives I think my friend
Ian aka Emu

2 01 2012
Cat Forsley

I love this – !!!!! I feel this way a lot ….. Brave Poem ! Courageous poem ….
Very similar feeling in your words to when i wrote this – Enjoy !
xxCat

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

What amazing and inspiring words!! I envy you of them!! It’s nice to know that I am not the only dreamer out there!!
Andrea

6 01 2012
Cat Forsley

believe me YOU are Not alone 🙂
love xx C

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

It’s nice to know 🙂
Happy New Year!! xxxx
Andrea

6 01 2012
Cat Forsley

and Happy New Year to you Andrea – xx best best best to you !
Cat x

9 01 2012
WordsFallFromMyEyes

Aw buggar – thought it was going to be a speech…. but nice vid 🙂

2 01 2012
MikeP

Can you see my big middle aged smile… never hesitate to write what you feel as long as it rings true and much of what you said is true. Here’s to my hope in your generation… cheers and good luck 🙂

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you because we will need it 🙂
Hope all is going well with you!!
Andrea

2 01 2012
willowdot21

Powerful and beautiful and true. I was once like you.

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

A hopeless idealist? ‘Tis a depressing and fruitless occupation, but somebody’s gotta do it.
Have a wonderful day!! xxxx
Andrea

2 01 2012
Francina

Powerful poem indeed… reminds me of my younger days when we looked at the world with eyes like yours. Francina

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

It’s never too late my friend!!
Hope the New Year is being kind!! xx
Andrea

2 01 2012
bardessdmdenton

I take no offense at all! I like Francina’s and Willowdot21′ s comments…and sometimes when I’m too cynical and despairing I try to remember the commitment I felt (and after all still do) to making this world a more unified and generous and peaceful place. It takes each of us who remain willing to roll our tires, new and old, along that nail ridden path.

So, keep the faith and commitment…young and old there are many who recoil at the injustices and divisiveness and materialism, and desire the changes you do.

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

We should form our own country haha
Thanks for all of you support!!! xxxx
Andrea

3 01 2012
Vampire Weather

I am the dreams as yet unspoken
I am the things as yet unseen
I am the love as yet unbroken
I am the passion given wings

Lovely. This work is beyond compliments. It is massive in its scope and devastatingly gorgeous…wow. I am lost for words

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

Your words once again render me speechless. Thank you for your praise, I always look forward to it. xxx
Andrea

4 01 2012
Step On a Crack

‘I am the rock on which humanity stands

Accept it or not it is the truth

And I will one day join my many hands

For I am all Youth’

This is so well written and moves me. I have hope now. thank you!

Happy New Year and Peace to you

Jen

6 01 2012
catcherofstars

Hope was my goal 🙂
Stay strong and amazing!!!
Andrea

9 01 2012
WordsFallFromMyEyes

I don’t think any oldies should be offended at all. I PARTICULARLY like the line ‘I am the door more open than you’ and ‘how dare you mock my choice of songs’ – EXACTLY. THAT is so limited!!

“I am the day no one starves

The day prejudice is no more

The future explorer of the stars

You really should pay attention to me more” – that’s just great: love it!

This is truly just beaut. I’m going to watch that vid in the comments now…

18 01 2012
Tincup

I think you were too nice 😉

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