EpigoneEpigone by Mut3DFaith
Modern times refuse talents like yours.
Their voices beckon,
"Do your homework,"
"Eat your vegetables,"
and other invitations for Sweet Sixteen rebellion;
proof that today's sirens are much less attractive.
Consumers consuming Consumer Reports,
other methods of wasting Time that fail to warn
when another Newsweek's gone by,
failure to warn of their own illegitimacy.
Now maybe fine print itself
doesn't owe the responsibility,
but it sure is reassuring as a gift,
even though it wastes an awful lot of energy.
Now maybe it's too optimistic to say
that between American Idol,
and Myspace addictions,
some might try something else for a change:
Grabbing a pen and attempting to arrange
a line or two of verse, perhaps a play...
But either way, the sense of failure remains the same.