generation everyone's a winner

generation everyone's a winner

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

if everyone's a winner then no one's special anymore

"
Welcome to generation
lower your expectation
where everyone's a winner,
and even less better
than the one
that came before.

an 18th place ribbon?
thanks for keeping
the trophy makers
employed
with all the awards
to be deployed;

haven't you realized,
I am too delicate to be criticized,
you'll stifle my creativity,
heighten my sensitivity,
with all your talk of grammar
and rules --

don't you know the NEW way
of all the latest schools?
As long you try, you will get by
A B or C --
it's all the same to me
hurray for mediocrity!






© 2017 Lyn Anderson



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This subject at the moment over here is a big thing. Teaching and the value of knowledge has been reduced to nothingness and it is just a test moment. After the test the celebration and after that the stark realasation that employers do not employ as people do not seem well equipped for the job. The part about the sensitivity and lack of inner strength so well put. Yet another moment that serves as an example and in desperate need of correction.

Thankyou

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I agree. I have spoken to people who were interviewing LAW students for an internship, and their mot.. read more
The schools have lowered the standards so much it's a darn shame..I agree with what you say this poem..well done

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate it. It's an epidemic, I fear, with our young people expecting less and less .. read more
  Fran Marie

3 Years Ago

You're welcome, yes , so true...
So you aren't on the short list for Miss Congeniality?

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Whatever things I lost, I lost fair and square, and everything I won I won the same way. Now our kid.. read more
Another one I want to stand up and applaud.....it does seem that we are told no one can be the best anymore. Everyone has to win. No child can feel left out of the game. Well, I still remember being chosen last for all teams, but I think it made me stronger. What good is an 18th place ribbon? It's silly really. Everyone is NOT a star....and some reality shows prove that! :) Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Bingo. My kids are smart, and talented, and I get a teacher telling me, "We'll let the rest of the c.. read more
Lydia

3 Years Ago

Aggravating! Your kids are basically punished for being smart. I know how it goes.
That poem could well inspire a diatribe from me. Unfortunately the kids get it drilled into their heads that they are all special, and do not recognize the mediocrity. Everybody is a star, until cold hard reality kicks them in the junk.
You said it well here, good one.

Posted 3 Years Ago


NoelHC

3 Years Ago

I take perverse delight in handing the cashiers extra coins so I get a paper note back instead of a .. read more
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I do exactly the same thing. One time, while standing in a long line, I added my groceries in my hea.. read more
NoelHC

3 Years Ago

My dad worked in a bank for 40 years, he could add pages of numbers in a ledger book faster than the.. read more
Oh no someone has offended the queen of grammar and here in lies her vengeful teeth of words ready to tear out the throat of the offfender! Gosh woman you and April are writing machines!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks, I think. Nah, seriously, it's a little more than that. It's this whole stinking mess. My kid.. read more

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