The anonymous, mind-blowing poem was found tacked up inside a bar in North London.
At first glance, this poem seems like something a mopey, angst-ridden teen would write. But when you read it from the bottom up, it suddenly becomes very inspirational. I wish someone had shown this to me when I was a mopey, angst-ridden teen. I might have learned an important lesson about perspective. …
[N]othing stays secret on the Internet for long, and the origins of the poem were quickly discovered.
As it turns out, it was written by a teenager: Chanie Gorkin, an 11th grader from Brooklyn, NY. The original was found on poetrynation.com. We may never know how an American high schooler’s poem wound up on the wall of a London bar, but it’s a good thing it did. A lot of people around the world had their day brightened by it…
— Ronnie Joice (@ronniejoice) July 22, 2015
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