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Desensitized Generation

April 6, 2012
By recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
recurring_resilience SILVER, Ashburn, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"These are the times that try men's souls." - Thomas Paine.

"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." - On the Water Front

"This is my place of failure."

How does one keep their morals when they're flowing down the drain
You'd built a seive but it's holes offer no refrain
You'd said you'd never lie, cheat, cuss or even steal
But as you live and learn through life these issues you don't feel

If everyones jumping off this cliff we call persuasion
Then why shouldn't I tumble down with my generation?
A lie's a lie, a word's a word, to cheat will get me Yale
After all we all know a liar never fails

To deceive is to get success faster than the others
It's digusting to justr sit and watch as we shame our mothers
We all appear as angels as we walk around the home
But when we're running out tonight we're drinking to the foam

We're hopping straight into bed with people we don't know
We may not be a seamstress, but these secret lives we sew
Why aren't our morals present when we really need them most?

Better take the bread out the oven kids..

Cause at this rate,

We're toast.

The author's comments:
A poem I came up with after I finished reading "Catcher in the Rye"

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This article has 4 comments.

Shivam GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2012 at 6:47 am
Shivam GOLD, Lucknow, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Its nothing like nothing or all.. its just that how far you climb up the tree before you fall..

Very nicely written.... :)

on Apr. 16 2012 at 6:40 am
poetidea_myworld_22 PLATINUM, Rediville, South Carolina
39 articles 1 photo 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her" Marylin Monroe

I loved it


on Apr. 9 2012 at 5:27 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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I love it.  I think its a very good example of of society and even the modern day pop culture. Social commentary in a poem. 5 stars and going in my favs

raeee GOLD said...
on Apr. 9 2012 at 4:58 pm
raeee GOLD, Walla Walla, Georgia
15 articles 3 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Would she hear me if I called her name? Would she hold me if she knew my shame? Would she even love me if I was to blame?" -Favourite poem ever♥

Okay, first off, I LOVE The Catcher in the Rye! It is one of my all time favorites. 

Now, I thoroughly loved this poem, simply because it captures the entire theme of the novel by Salinger into a few lines. The play on words and relating them to teens of today is even more so awe inspiring. You have, once again, put the icing on the cake with such fantastic imagery, and emotion. I am terribly envious. Keep writing! :D