This poem was written by a Brooklyn high school student and submitted to Poetry Nation. It somehow ended up tacked to a wall in a London pub. A local man named Ronnie Joice took a picture of it and posted it on Twitter. Now it’s taking the world by storm illustrating the amazing power of social media. It especially calls attention the importance of our perspective and how we look at things.
“Worst Day Ever?” By Chanie Gorkin
Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don’t try to convince me that
There’s something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look,
This world is a pretty evil place.
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.
And it’s not true that
It’s all in the mind and heart
True happiness can be obtained
Only if one’s surroundings are good
It’s not true that good exists
I’m sure you can agree that
It’s all beyond my control
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that
Today was a good day
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