The Teens

These are the great minds of the next decade who will rule the earth and lead the modern culture:

The people who smoke out of their windows so that their parents don’t notice that they’ve succumbed to the inferno,

The people who wear skinny jeans and shave their pubes so that they can look at themselves with some sense of sexual satisfaction,

The people who are described as ASBO ridden hoodlums who roam the streets prowling for an unexpected victim,

The people who shout out at passersby because their friends are watching and they want to seem intimidating because they’re rebelling against the system,

The people who scrounge the internet looking for fake I.D.s so that they can get into the sweaty clubs to dance their turmoil away,

The people who hang around outside supermarkets waiting for some naive mistake to buy them some alcohol with his I.D.,

The people who drink and fuck their way through the lectures and seminars given by the drinkers and fuckers of yesteryear,

The people who text on their phones while the geography teacher drones on about some meaningless bullshit that won’t do anything for their view of life,

The people who don’t care about the politics because they’re disillusioned with duck houses and moats and political correctness,

The people who don’t care if they are or are not ni!ers and the people who are and are not allowed to say the word ni?er,

The people who listen to their iPods full blast because they can’t bear the sound of some adult screaming at them for something they don’t care about,

The people who stay up at night reading some new form of street poetry rapped to a beat that doesn’t mean anything because it’s the words that matter,

The people who watch TV and play computer games because the sports fields are all filled with junkies and pensioners,

The people who stay up all night chatting to friends on MSN and uploading their identity onto Facebook and Bebo,

The people who turn down salads and water for KFC and coke because it keeps their taste buds stimulated,

The people who take the same old drugs as their parents before them but get condemned because drugs ain’t as safe as they used to be,

The people who make the same protests against the same old shit that their parents before them did protest but were not bothered to change because they let the old farts stay in power,

The people who go to Australia and Thailand after school because they want to find some kind of inner peace that they cannot find in the streets of London,

The people who fall away from God further and further until their feet touch the solid earth with the realisation that this is their home and that is all there is to it,

The people who play the guitar around the campsite fire over which they burn marshmallows and sing merrily until they return to their cities and towns,

These are the people of the next decade, the teens they will prosper as the 60s did before them.

The Teens


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As we’re coming up to a changeover of decades, a short poem in relfection about my generation who will begin their rise in the next decade.

Note: the use of the ‘n word’ is not meant as racist against black people but as a comment about the use of the word in modern culture. I’m not at all racist and the meaning of those lines should make that clear.

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