Featured in 2015 Spring Issue of Rambunctious
Where I Am From Madeline Sullivan, '18 I am from what you may call An all about me generation. We have our iPhones Vera Bradley bags and expensive clothing. You walk into a store And see a little girl throwing a fit. Crying because she doesn’t get what she wanted. Her nails look professionally done And she’s wearing make up Even though she’s nine and doesn’t need it. It’s all because she’s a part of my generation. No, we don’t listen to each other Or anyone for that matter We use Google instead of school. And Instagram and Twitter Just to keep the attention on us. We like saying words like like And literally in literally every sentence. We keep our feelings And thoughts to ourselves Because we know we will be judged. But it’s not our own generation We worry about It’s everyone else in the world. We dress a little differently And we get told we are spoiled. We talk and act far from what are parents do, That doesn’t mean we don’t have respect School is still just as important To us as it was for you. Maybe a little bit more. Yes sometimes we fool around But wouldn’t you when the weight of the world Was on your shoulders? We couldn’t care less though On how we dress Or what religion you believe We don’t care what skin color you have Or who you love And how you talk. Because we are not the ones Who are wasting resources Or throwing our countries’ money out into the ocean Nor are we starting wars over petty arguments And miscommunications. We aren’t judging anyone in our own generation. There are so many people already Telling us how to live Where to go How to act And what to do. I am from, an all about me Returning generation.