Generation Z

joeygI am but the ink that spills from my pen
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I write when I'm emotional.

Generation Z

by joeyg

This is MY generation.

The generation full of suicidal adolescents

and homicidal young adults.

Where "I had sex with him" turns more heads than

"I tried to kill myself."

Where tears mean less than a smile

and four a.m. cries for help are lost in the darkness of the sky

with the stars,

blinking in and out of existence.

Revolutionary minds stricken with fear in their hearts and whispers of doubts in their ears saying,

"you are not enough."

Bruises and bandages litter arms and legs, a true reflection of the war inside,

tearing hope and happiness into shreds and setting it ablaze in effort to warm cold and barren cores,

pumping malice through narrow veins in damaged bodies.

This is when the word “love” had lost it’s meaning and when the word “hate” had found a new one

because we never actually understood what it meant until we saw that the figure in the mirror staring back at us

was far from human .

Where the sharp silver kisses of razor blades across soft pale skin spills more secrets than mouths,

gasping for air, suffocating in clouds of their own self deceit

or drowning in seas of their own self loathing.

This is a generation ruined by the generations before them.

THIS is my generation.

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joeygI am but the ink that spills from my pen
a year ago
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chromiumSilver CommaI like to think I'm amazing
2 years ago
We should read more history

rikanazyWattpad- RikaNazy! Hello! I'm Erika!
6 months agoReply
I love this story already! It seams very emotional and I know a lot of people can relate in some way.

chloeblue2Bronze Commaᶜʰˡᵒᵉ/Ιל/ᵉᶰᶠᵖ/ˢˡᵉᵉᵖ ᵈᵉᵖʳᶤᵛᵉᵈ
a year agoReply
I love this. Even as a young milennial, I can truly relate to this. It's a sad truth, but it's one that needs to be heard. You've done a beautiful job portraying such a grandoise idea in so few words.

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
Oh my god. You really did get it right. Everything about this is so true, it's scary. This absolutely perfect, every teen knows what you mean and that is a very sad thing. It's kind of incredible, in the worst kind of way, what our generation seems to be.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
I can read and feel your emotions. They are, tragically, not unique to your generation. From the entanglement of your fears, your dystopian world view, and the lack of subjectivity inherent to an insular group, your assumption of opacity is a common fallacy. Your plaintive cries are echoes of thousands of generations past reverberating through the halls of time. I see you. I hear you. I get it. Your live for the day and the very moment is what I believe is necessary to pass through adolescence successfully. You type on a computer because of my generation. You are on the internet because of my father's generation. Electricity is distributed globally because of my grandfather's generation. There is a truth in what you say about older generations failing to husband the Earth and its resource for future generations. So vote and get your friends to vote rather than surrendering your future to the self-absorbed of this world.
a year agoReply
as beautiful as this is, the reality of it is heartbreaking and oh too true :(