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GENERATION OF THE EMPTY (USE ME) Poem By Billy Alsbrooks

GENERATION OF THE EMPTY (USE ME)

Poem By: Billy Alsbrooks

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Dear Daddy

I pray 

Pray that you make this pen of mine scream 

Scream with truth 

That every word I write be heard

That you use me 

Use me to reach the lost 

I beg of you Daddy

Use me

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For this generation 

The generation of the empty needs you 

I need you

Make this pen of mine yours 

Love on them through the pages 

Wipe away the tears with my prose 

I beg of you of Daddy

Use me

Please

Use me

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For I need to know

Know that I exist 

Have a purpose 

A calling 

That I mean something to somebody 

That there’s some divine reason behind this mess 

Because I struggle Daddy 

Struggle to see the point in all of this

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Why are we all here?

What do you want from us?

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I’m sorry Daddy

But your children today 

We stare constantly at the scoreboard 

Frustrated 

Jealous 

Angry 

Victims of a material world 

Drowning in things that don’t matter 

Please forgive us

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Goliath’s sword is the algorithm 

The newsfeed 

The enemy’s a drug dealer preying on our vanity 

We indulge in our fifteen minutes of fame 

Then we spend the rest of our lives chasing it 

Chasing some invisible dragon that doesn’t even exist 

Why Daddy?

Why do we do this?

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Why are we all here?

What do you want from us?

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Our high 

Arrogance  

Our low 

Bitterness 

We envy those who seem to be ahead of us 

That got the break we felt we deserved 

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We’re lost 

Lost in a belief that life’s a race 

A competition 

Thus joy 

Happiness 

And serenity elude us

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We blame skin color

Politics

Social class

Religion 

We point the finger at every thing but ourselves 

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We rent 

Lease

Or air b n b our actions 

So God bless the day 

The day that we finally own our decisions 

The day that we stop making excuses 

And finally take responsibility for our own lives

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Carry me

Carry me beyond these self-destructive ways 

Help me to rise

Rise above my own needs 

Plant me in the garden of helping others 

Use me Daddy 

I beg of you 

Use me

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I want to love 

Love you 

Love people 

And some day hopefully 

Love myself

But right now

The wounds are swallowing me

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Daddy 

Please Daddy

Make me the flower

The flower that never gets upset 

Who’s not worried that he’s not growing fast enough 

Whose pedals bloom with love 

That dances in the afternoon rain 

Who sleeps content at night,

Knowing that the morning will come 

Plant me 

Plant me in the garden of helping others 

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I pray 

Pray that you make this pen of mine scream 

Scream with truth 

That every word I write be heard

That you use me 

Use me to show them how beautiful they are

I beg of you Daddy

Use me

Generation of the empty…

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