rebelling against low expectations

Gen Z, Let’s Rise (a Poem)


Can’t we all love the people we see
Whether or not they all agree
To what is said, or claimed, or cried
Why can’t we love the person inside?

Today we slam, we shout, we bash,
We hurt, we scorn, and then we smash.
We treat others like so much dirt
And we don’t care what lives we hurt.

I may not agree with a movement or claim,
But I’ll treat the person behind them the same.
Because people are people with decisions and lives,
Don’t be like the others

Gen Z, let’s rise.

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Aiko A.

is a poet who wants to save the world. She first began writing poetry when she was 11. Inspired to read and become a leader in the world, she hopes to complete 2018 strong by finishing 118 books. Homeschooled since first grade, Aiko will graduate high school in May 2019. You can find more of her writing at

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