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Our Time (Little Old Us)

January 22, 2012
By LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

What’s on my mind?
Wow, I don't even know.
The world is, I guess.
Our world of tomorrow.

These forthcoming decades will be us children’s alone,
And I pray we can handle them once we’re all grown.
The leaders before us did mostly alright.
Sure, the majority of minds could be clouded at times,
But some clearer heads later showed up to guide.
And there, my dear friend, the root of my concern lies.

You see, I worry we lack that minority,
of the brave and the strong ones that don’t quite belong;
of the groundbreaking ones that roll up their sleeves.

I worry that while waiting for this world to change,
We’ll let the Earth slip out of order, and we’ll strip it of its grace.

But all is not lost, I suppose.
We have, after all, backyard heroes.
We have faith, the voice of reason,
An example to go by.
We have blueprints set in place,
And the true intent to try…

I pray we have up-and-coming angels around,
Because we’ve sure as heck got all our work cut out.
The twentieth century is tough to follow up,
especially when the next act’s up to little old us.

The author's comments:
I wrote this while I was thinking about all the brilliant, admirable people that lived during the last century. Sometimes I just get worried that we won't be able to follow them up. The twenty-first century belongs to us teens, and I'm nervous and kind of excited to see what we do with it.

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on Feb. 24 2012 at 7:29 am
SuNshiNe007 ELITE, Magee Ms., Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Never Give Up, And Know That God Will Always Love You!

I love this! Great job, I love the way you worded it too:)