Introduction to a Sick Generation


Edited by: Charlene V. Martoni

Pills bed side, pills poolside

often do tell

lost innocence never sits too well.

 

Quantity over quality,

a sign of this generation

Quantity over quality,

a sick generation.

 

Never too sick, never too well

Feeble attempted fix

makes lives trapped in the mix.

 

Artificial over living

a pill popping generation

Artificial over living

a pill popping generation.

 

And its never a cure

in this sick generation.

Its only an introduction

to this pill popping generation.

 

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4 Comments on “Introduction to a Sick Generation”

  1. everydaylifestyles says:

    Excellent post thanks for sharing this. I enjoy reading your blog very much. Reading poems is something I truly enjoy. It’s very relaxing and soothing.

    Raining Purple Rain – Haiku Poem

  2. LaMonique says:

    This is good. I too agree that this generation is more about quantity over quality. Do you remember when Toyota had a recall on all of it’s cars because of its brakes and other at risk problems? Well, the Toyota company focused more on making as many vehicles as they can rather than taking the time to examine each car for any problem before they shipped them off to sell. They were money hungry!
    And yes, this generation is all about pills. I don’t know how many medicine commercials I see on TV. And there’s a medicine for everything, even your eye lashes! (I wonder what happened to that commercial? I guess someone grew an extra eye)
    Anyway, this is a good poem. It really caught my attention and had me thinking about how this generation is now a days.

    • tthomps says:

      Thanks for the comment. Yes this generation has a problem with knowing what the value of life is. I felt like this really needed to be highlighted. My plan is to do a few more poems on this topic. This topic is something we should be paying more attention to. Drug companies shouldn’t have as much power as they do in our culture.


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