Generation Gap

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by BelovedDreamer, Sep 4, 2006.

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    We are the next generation.
    We missed the eighties by an inch.
    Grew up with AIDS
    Another threat to a threatened existence.
    But we missed the horror
    Of watching friends die mysteriously
    Then less mysteriously
    Wasted by disease
    Three lettered death
    With nothing to do but watch.
    We grew up
    With the Triple-Cocktail
    And a grey cloud over our heads
    But a chance in a bottle.
    From the walking dead
    To the walking wounded.
    A life sentence
    But a prolonged one.
    Our high school textbooks
    Gave a page
    Or a line
    To Stonewall.
    An event for the history books
    And one we were too young to have marched for.
    We’ve born witness
    To Matthew Sheppard
    And seen Hilary Swank accept an Oscar
    For a movie that involved
    More than a limp wrist
    And a joke at the character’s expense
    Thought he still died
    In the end.
    Good thing he wasn’t black
    As well as gay
    Or he’d have been dead in the first ten minutes
    And there’d of been no movie.
    Suddenly we’re all the rage.
    Ellen has a talk show
    Much-loved by middle-aged house wives.
    We’re the hottest new fashion accessory.
    And the Fab Five
    Are taking the unstylish by storm
    To rave reviews.
    Funny thing
    But some of the same people who love us
    (when we’re up on that silver screen)
    Hate us
    Or fear us
    And Say We’re Going Straight (pun un-intended) to Hell.
    But we’re doing it half in Manolo Blahniks
    And half-in toasty plaid.
    And we don’t give a f*ck.
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Dearly Beloved;

    Another knock-out-winner!!!:eek:hmy: What a gift springs from your misery and restlessness. I admire your honest and unashamed declarations, and work and wait for the day when you can be yourself: truly, honestly, and without sorrow.:smile:

    with love,

  3. Thorough in-depth commentary, with bitterness as pride. Well said...

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