A Poem by the 10th Graders
Using the poem HOWL as their guide, students Lam Ha, Embla, and Dawn in 10th grade EAL wrote the following poem, updating the 1951 poem by Allen Ginsberg.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by instagram, facebook, and tumbl,
creating new identities for themselves through their profiles,
looking for self –esteem and fame, burning for admiration,
connection to the impossible in the fictional world they created, who pose, and post, and share,
who sat up at attention in the blinding darkness of popularity,
floating across the social media,
who gave up their brains for looks.