NEW YORK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn girl’s poem is taking over the internet.
Chanie Gorkin, a 17-year-old about to enter the 12th grade at the Lubavitch high school Beth Rivka, wrote the poem entitled “Worst Day Ever?” last year as part of a contest on PoetryNation.com, according to Forward.com.
The poem was spotted hanging on a wall in North London by a man who Tweeted it out. It garnered thousands of shares and made its way onto Facebook.
The poem is reportedly inspired by Talmudic teachings and contains a surprise.
The poem reads:
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 attained
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
Today was a very good day
Now read it from bottom to top, the other way,
And see what I really feel about my day.
The poem has been viewed more than 1.3 million times on imgur.com.