Michael Hopkins


Our Future At Risk - Poem by Michael Hopkins

Many without skills

Much incompetence today

Our future at risk

© 2017 M.N. Hopkins

Topic(s) of this poem: future, today, work

Form: Haiku


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: This came to mind while I thought of the sorry state of education and the lack of work ethic in the younger genrations along with increasing populations of people with low IQs and lack of work experience.The ones with a sense of duty, work ethic and ability to sacrifice for the good of the community are becoming as an endangered species.


I wrote it in the haiku style of poetry which I believe allows the reader a great deal of freedom to form their own thought impressions and insights. I published it for the first time on my blog today, the 8th of January 2018.

Comments about Our Future At Risk by Michael Hopkins

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/22/2018 11:30:00 AM)


    A pragmatic haiku... Appreciated the underlying philosophy! Thanks for sharing....10 (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/22/2018 6:07:00 AM)


    With the muse of mankind on earth today! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (1/8/2018 4:54:00 AM)


    A great short write that bites on education. Beautifully crafted and.well executed.10 (Report) Reply

    Michael Hopkins (1/22/2018 1:44:00 AM)

    Thanks for your comment and your kind words Rose Marie.

  • Rajnish Manga (1/8/2018 4:45:00 AM)


    Even without the notes on this poem, the Haiku is fully capable of conveying its meaning.
    I also share your concern. Thanks a lot, Michael.
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    Michael Hopkins (1/22/2018 1:46:00 AM)

    You are very welcome Rajnish. Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 8, 2018



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