Bright Young Things

Gen Y rules
Blink and you’ll miss them
Bright young things

Reach out for
transitory life
Would-be kings

Queens of time
Not yet old or wise
Think they’ve known

Might arrive
but can’t realise,

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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14 Responses to Bright Young Things

  1. Gotta love youth. too bad it is wasted on the young. (old joke followed by drum and symbol strike)

  2. barbrowe says:

    Love your poetry. Barb

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    You obviously haven’t met the moody, foul mouthed young women round here then.

  4. Cubby says:

    Love this. Makes my heart ache. I fall into this generation and so does my younger sister who is 9 years younger than I am, but I swear it feels like there is a generation gap. So much happened during generation Y that I think there is a split within it, just like the fork in the shape of the Y itself.

  5. says:

    So very true!

  6. Mike says:

    You have written this stereotype ably and aptly Helen but I hold great hope for them as individuals, beyond the influence of the herd.

    • So do I, it was just a playful poem. I know and work with many in that generation who are more responsible and sensible than their baby boomer colleagues (including at times myself!!! LOL ) 🙂

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