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,
overthrown

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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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. vastlycurious.com 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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