The Feral Youth, The Unemployed

The feral youth,
the unemployed,
a mob of laughing teenage boys,
are burning towns to black.

The feral youth,
the unemployed,
a gang of hooded teenage boys,
they’re turning up in packs.

The feral youth,
the unemployed,
these fashion-conscious teenage boys,
they’re looting what they lack.

The feral youth
are now employed,
they’re robbing houses,
malls and stores,
and they see nothing wrong with that.

ยฉ Daniel James Greenwood, 2011

3 thoughts on “The Feral Youth, The Unemployed”

      1. I’m from Texas and I’ve heard the word feral applied to cats and wild pigs around here, but never youth. But it is certainly appropriate for the undisciplined and wild youth that are sometimes around.

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