17-year-old Chanie Gorkin wrote this poem in school last year in Brooklyn. The, shall I dare say, brilliant poem made it to the semi-final round of a contest on poetrynation.com, but I don't think she ever thought it would make its way across the pond.
The assignment asked the students to focus on their worst day ever, but Chanie was inspired by Hasidic teachings and focused on the good that's found in the bad, and vice versa.
How was it discovered in London of all places? Ronnie Joice saw the poem written on a bar wall and was so moved by it that he shared it with his followers on Twitter. Now, it's absolutely viral.
WORST DAY EVER?
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
Now read from the bottom to top.