Generation Awake!

In 2015, the Solano County Fair awarded this poem 2nd place in its Published Poetry category. So, for a throwback in the spirit of county fair season, I decided to share.
Generation Awake!

Generation awake!

Open your glazed eyes.

 

March towards peace.

Work towards love.

Feed your brothers.

Shelter your sisters.

 

No more bullets raining down.

No more madmen shrieking infamy.

No more pain and confusion.

No more lives died early in vain.

 

Step away from the screen.

Do you even remember the green?

The chlorophyll in youthful nostrils

Now replaced by formalin soaked suits.

 

Feet once barefoot chasing nature,

Chase after a different green.

Tell me are you happier?

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.