AffectionAires

AffectionAires

Jeffra Hays

Jeffra Hays

Her King of Coney Island is about to lose his throne/ To Princess Smart, whose royal art/ Is causing Prince to moan./ A bird addict cannot predict who might fall from the sky,/ A rich princess or feathered mess might coo-coo by. And bye.// Free for now, not for long, save a dollar, sing a song.A fictional speech given some 50 years in the future to an audience born in the last 10-15 years of the 20th century, this short piece reflects a vision of a better tomorrow created by the hard work and dedication of my generation. It characterizes the successes of the men and women of this Generation 2K as unrivaled and unfathomable in the years we were born, recognizing our generation, and indeed every new generation, as the most important and valuable assets to the world of the now. It portrays a world where it is fundamentally understood that our primary duty is to safeguard the future security of our children, that they may grow up in a world more prosperous than our own. More over, this speech attests to the inexorable capacity for the unity of mankind and the underlying desire within the human heart to work toward a state of unprecedented universal well-being on every continent.
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