Our Children – Our Future – Our Hope

Fourteen year old Derek Nichols wrote the following:

Lost Generation

I’m a part of Lost Generation
and I refuse t 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 thirty years I’ll tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priority straight because
Work
Is more important than
Family
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
Thirty 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 reverse it.

Now read the poem backwards

Our children are wonderfully gifted and talented.

They only need for us to believe in them so that they can believe in themselves.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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