Poem by 11-class teen will change your attitude to life

The poem “Worst Day Ever?” by 11-class school student Chanie Gorkin will change your attitude to life. Read it first to know why and how.

Poem by Chanie Gorkin, 11-class teen that will change your attitude to life. 'The Worst Day Ever?' <br />Today was the absolute worst day ever<br /> And don't try to convince me that <br />There's something good in every day<br /> Because, when you take a closer look,<br /> This world is a pretty evil place.<br /> Even if<br /> Some goodness does shine through once in a while<br /> Satisfaction and happiness don't last.<br /> And it's not true that<br /> It's all in the mind and heart<br /> Because<br /> True happiness can be attained<br /> Only if one's surroundings are good<br /> It's not true that good exists I'm sure you can agree that<br /> The reality<br /> Creates<br /> My attitude It's all beyond my control<br /> And you'll never in a million years hear me say <br /> Today was a very good day<br />  Now read it from bottom to top, the other way, <br />And see what I really feel about my day.
© Chanie Gorkin

The peculiarity of the poem is that it can be read line by line in both directions: top to bottom and bottom to top. The traditional way of reading creates a pessimistic mood. In that way the poem seem an emotional outpouring of a lonely person beaten by hardship of life and completely disillusioned.

But… the moment one starts reading the poem from the bottom to the top, it turns life-affirming, inspires and teaches us that everything is possible, we just need to believe in ourselves.

The young poet Chanie Gorkin studies in 11th class of a high school in Brooklyn, New York. The student published the literature creation on a poetry website. The poem is titled “Worse Day Ever?” It has immediately gone viral on social media websites. Over 1.3 million users have viewed the unusual reverse poem by Chanie Gorkin.


Original poem: Poetry Nation
Source: The Mirror