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The Lost Generation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Kiersten W., Brooklyn, NY

Oh why have we settled in the unquiet darkness,
where the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts?
And we fall apart –
the sun sets and it rises –
we make shapes of ourselves no one can see.
Oh why are we lost in these tears
if we’ve forgotten how to cry?
If absence makes the heart grow fonder
can we hold on much longer?
We are burning in a drought of faith,
unnoticing as the stars are earnestly shining,
desperately bleeding light.
Oh how ironically hopeless
is every star’s forgotten fight,
for we are just uselessly drowning
under the weight,
under the honesty of the unspoken.
Oh the noise of the silence overwhelms our hearts.
I believe we are skillfully crafted
inexplicable accidents,
and our hero – the potter –
is too late.

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29 comment(s)
beautiful i loved this
Nov. 17, 2016 at 8:43 AM • Report
This is beautiful. It feels so real and so honest. I'm always searching for things that resonate with me as true, and it's so rare that I really find them. Thank you.
Oct. 07, 2016 at 5:52 PM • Report
Was this a Harry Potter Reference???
Mar. 23, 2016 at 9:54 PM • Report
Is this related to Harry Potter? .-.
Jan. 17, 2016 at 7:25 PM • Report
I love this poem. I have read lot's of fellow teen poetry but none of them truly clicked like this one. I swear... I actually started hearing a voice in my head, reading it aloud. Weird, but awesome. Beautiful poem. Well crafted. Good analogies.
Nov. 12, 2015 at 3:19 PM • Report
This is awesome! Awesomely written as well. What inspired this?
Jun. 11, 2015 at 7:22 PM • Report
Just Beautiful....... loved the sad strain of your poem. It's painful yet breath taking.
May. 20, 2015 at 5:40 AM • Report
so beautiful made me tear up
Apr. 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM • Report
So beautiful, i love it
Feb. 21, 2015 at 10:07 PM • Report
That is very astonishing, that I'm a loss for words. Could you rate/comment and tell me what I should do better on my articles. It would really appreciate me.
Jan. 08, 2015 at 6:54 PM • Report