A Clouded View

I find it frustrating that so many individuals see young people through a clouded view, applying labels to them and forcing them to stick.

There is a whole lot more to so many young individuals, but this is ignored and glossed over, because of what people “think” they are. This is my expression through poetry.

Young People Insight

We’ve been brought into a world,

Thrown into a society,

Where it’s as if young people,

Are willed to fail.

A government,

Which seems to hate us,

Media that for some reason,

Wants to demonise us.

Elders that want to make decisions for us,

Not allowing us to have our say,

Preferring us to complain but stay quiet,

So they can throw blame our way.

When it comes to the young,

Too much focus is on the bad,

Making others miss out,

On all the good that’s at hand.

Youth are often looked at,

Through a clouded view,

With individuals,

Seeing what they want to see,

Rather than cleaning the fog from their eyes,

And seeing the hidden truths.

Sometimes it’s about looking beyond the actions,

Seeing the person lurking inside,

Giving them a chance to prove themselves,

Rather than casting them aside.

Perhaps there are young people,

Who simply…

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