Poem: “Generation X”

Generation X

Generation X the name they
gave us.

Foreseen to fail they described
us rebellious.

The worst generation
y’all say.

Why not explain to us or
better yet let me explain
to you.

I am one the Generation X
I can be cruel but also
good-hearted too.

The world changes and if you
are new to the world so
will you.

If you was me what
would you do.

Yes, I’ve been locked-up and
some of the best people have
too.

But don’t give up on me
because I wouldn’t have gave
up on you.

Let me tell you something…

I’m proud to be Generation X
because I will change the
world to a different tune.

So be ready to be shocked
because I am a part of
Generation X and I will be there to see
you soon.

4 Comments

  1. Kayelynn on May 3, 2020 at 4:27 PM

    Strong writing and a powerful message! You let your readers know that you’re not perfect, but to not count you out because you’ve learned from past mistakes. You also acknowledge that people can be very biased past on others’ pasts, but you don’t let that keep you down either or dampen your opinion of them. Great poem, I would love to read more of your works!

  2. kassidilenae on November 17, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    I love the message you present in this poem! As a fellow Gen X, I understand how often we are looked down upon and belittled. We have our shortcomings, but we have so much more to offer! Keep using your writing to inspire others and show the world the good we can bring!

    KC

  3. Rebecca on December 24, 2020 at 9:45 AM

    I just finished reading your poem, and I loved it. I know you wrote it many years ago, and I wonder if you will still receive this reply. I wonder how you are now. The determination that shines through in your poem is inspiring (and I’m part of Generation X, too). I hope you are still writing, and fighting for yourself, and for a better world. Your words inspired me to do the same.

  4. Samantha on January 30, 2021 at 9:15 PM

    Hello,

    I loved how you are challenging the status quo of what it means to be of a particular generation. I face that too. Thank you for pushing back against the labels and stereotypes ascribed to a particular generation, and how they are not always accurate!

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