Daniel Greenwood

I am living with the animals

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.

© Daniel James Greenwood, 2011

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3 Responses to “The Feral Youth, The Unemployed”

  1. thebardonthehill

    Well done and how tragically true. I’ve never seen the word “feral” associated with youth before. But it is certainly appropriate – wild, unmanaged.

    Reply
      • thebardonthehill

        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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