Ode to the Millennial

by Shana Chartier

Entitled. Self Absorbed. Just so out of touch.
We’ve been given participation trophies too much
We text during interviews, we laze about daily
Clearly our parents were too soft on their baby.
We were told with confidence education is enough
No one mentioned two years’ experience to add resume fluff
No one mentioned a childhood cannot exist
The workforce is too competitive, so resist
The urge to relax or be still. You have to keep going
Or someone else will.
I worked hard all my life
So why shouldn’t you?
So what if I missed all your youth?
I was busy making a living, not making a life
Does reality hurt you? Cut deep with the knife
With the truth bleeding out in barcoded letters
You are simply a number,
Don’t act like you matter.


Category: Poetry, SNHU Creative Writing, SNHU online creative writing