A mysterious turn of events has led a Brooklyn, New York, teenager’s poem to go viral. According to Opposing Views, the poem, titled “Worst Day Ever?,” was initially discovered on the wall at a bar in London, after a London resident named Ronnie Joice tweeted a photo of it. Further research has uncovered its origin. Apparently, the touching words were written by a teenager, who has been identified as Chanie Gorkin, an 11th grader at Beth Rivkah High School in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn. Gorkin reportedly has a student profile on Poetry Nation.
“Chanie Gorkin is an 11th grader at an all girls’ high school in Brooklyn, NY,” the student’s profile on PoetryNation.com reads. “She enjoys writing and music.”
Once the poem went viral, Gorkin’s family noticed it circulating on social media. Her family took to Facebook to share details about the literary sensation that had been discovered on the wall inside a London bar.
— Ronnie Joice (@ronniejoice) July 22, 2015
“So, my daughter, Chanie, wrote this poem last fall as a school assignment and submitted it to Poetry Nation,” wrote her dad, Baruch, in a Facebook post. “In the last few days the thing went totally viral, apparently after being pinned up on a wall of a [London] bar… ” Needless to say, the powerful poem has touched the hearts of people around the world.
“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”
Although the poem has caught the attention of thousands on social media, it has been reported that Gorkin has not personally spoken out about the poem as of yet.
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