Young Purposes

 

Millennials

We are the millennials

A generation who carries on

the social legacy

of the champions before us

A generation who knows what equality does and does not look like

and how to fight for it

These times may seem dark

but light persists

Our joy persists

The ability

to connect

persists

To fight for the things we care about

love

and believe in

We live every day in youth and exuberance

The joys and passions and dreams we each hold

give us energy to pursue

a better future

Where diversity is celebrated

The environment preserved

People looked out for

and voices heard

Things are changing, you see

Times are turbulent

But we will remain static

in our ability to progress

towards a society that is just

One that holds no prejudice

No oppression

No ignorance of what must be changed

or what must be preserved

Our spirit will never die

Nor our ability to fight

the good fight

History

Act

Speak

Love

Feel

Walk

March

Yell

Hike the mountains that were pioneered by others

Drink the water recycled by the earth

Enjoy the rights won over by our ancestors

and never forget that this is all ours

Ours is theirs

Their dreams that they fought for

Dreams constructed and achieved by single hands

open minds, ambitious hearts

We live as we do because of sweat

of tears

discovery

triumph

and rejoice

Freedom won by progress

Privilege built

with perseverance

The baton is ours now

A swinging stick of what was once envisioned

A forward motion of what

will be

Now is our time to write it

History