Protest Sonnet

L. R. Laverde-Hansen By L. R. Laverde-Hansen, 19th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This sonnet is from years before. It still resonates with me.

I am against the Age I'm in...

I am against the age I'm in,
Against the thoughts and actions of my peers;
I think the path they take is sin,
And I will shout it out to those with ears!

The sin's not one against the right,
For youth is known to take a deviant course;
Instead it is the oversight
Of treating beauty as an outside force.

For what is left with truth alone?
Will life be drowned within a sea of blood.
While time is stripped to flesh and bone?
No, but the callous world comes not to good.

In this I wish I could have more to say
But youth now holds me till a better day.

Originally Composed in New York
c. 1990s
Originally Published on Yahoo Voices
Jun 21, 2010


Complaint, Poem, Protest, Sonnet

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
Poet, playwright, commentator. I write wherever I can. Currently I reside in the City of New York.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
21st Jul 2014 (#)

I wonder if you feel differently now that you are older?
I know I tend to have little in common with those currently in their 20s. They think they know everything (not ALL, but many/most). But I recall feeling invincible, too, before I became a mom and realized how little I knew about ANYTHING! But I wonder if you feel the same.
If you do, do you feel it with the same vehemence you did? It's OK if you do -- I'm mostly just curious.

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
21st Jul 2014 (#)

Amen to that.

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