This 14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century

This 14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century
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If you’ve ever lost faith in this generation or the next one, this 14-year-old boy may give you just enough hope to get through the day.

Derek Nichols decided to post a poem written by his younger brother, Jordan, who seems to be wise beyond his years.

Here’s the transcript of the poem:

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around
(Read from bottom to top now)


Oh, what a plot twist! Here’s what it reads when it’s reversed from the bottom to the top:

Unless we turn things around
That might be true,
People thought we couldn’t come back
We knew that
Was a joke.
Working hard
Was how we handled our problems.
Giving up
Is something we never did.
Changing our world for the better
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Forgetting about that time,
Is a dumb thing to do.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is the way to go.
Living only for money and power
Is a waste. And we know
We actually succeeded
Thinking that
Our generation was a failure.
That is wrong, the truth is
We were the peak of mankind.
Never will anybody say,
Our generation will be known for nothing.

Jordan Nichols, you’re going to do great things one day. Hell, this poem is already one of them. My faith in humanity has been slightly restored!

 


While there is some speculation that the poem was ripped off or at least inspired by this similar poem, the two don’t share anything but the overall concept. If the concepts are the same and this 8th grader wrote this poem, the words themselves are extremely powerful, and we appreciate both of them.

No, this isn’t the first poem that could be read forwards and backwards to reveal different meanings, but that doesn’t take anything away from what this boy has accomplished.

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