Treasure Island

Owain Glyn

Legacy (dedicated to LynneFyncherSpringarden)

Tower blocks that stab the skies
Grimy streets where litter lies
In doorways nest the dispossessed
Liquor fueled before they rest.

A women's refuge needs a guard
To keep out men who think they're hard
At least the children will be fed
And have the comfort of a bed.

Marauding youths patrol the streets
Sending texts and making tweets
Using language we don't know
To help their distance from us grow.

They see no future in their lives
Hence the needles and the knives
And all we do is castigate
Which feeds their anger and their hate.

And yet, about a mile away
Is where the rich and famous play
Armani suits and Gucci shoes
Painted whores from which to choose.

I doubt they even feign to see
This broken world.....
Their Legacy.
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Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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The youth of every country is it's destiny.

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  • Adeline Foster (3/2/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    Wow! I, too, have written one called Legacy, a little more pointed then yours, if that be possible, but, wow- great structure, great poem.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (1/29/2013 3:12:00 AM)

    I am honored and humbled by your dedication of this beautiful poem. You paint the perfect portrait of the hopelessness felt by a growing percentage of the worlds youth. When will those in the position to help change this collision course (of Titanic proportions) with the future finally awaken? The youth of this world is our future. May we invest in our best intentions and resources to their enrichment so that they may flourish and grow to make our world a better place. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/27/2013 8:29:00 AM)

    Another great write Owain, a good example needs to be set for our youth, problem is, they don't want to listen. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (1/27/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    Old people, middle aged and the young are links of chain in life.
    Since the chain is as only as strong as it's weakest link we should
    shore up that link and protect it.If one goes the whole chaim goes. (Report) Reply

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