This 14 Year Old’s Poem Is Awesome. And There’s A GENIUS Twist After You Read It.

Once again, the Internet has proven that you should never judge a book by its cover. Stereotypes, more often than not, can be wrong. Derek Nichols posted a picture of his 14 year-old brother’s poem, My Generation, to Twitter. You might think a teen boy’s poetry would be boring… but this poem in particular was enthralling.

His brother uploaded a picture of the poem to Twitter because he thought it was neat. However, we think this poem’s wisdom could change your outlook on life. And that’s not even the coolest part about the poem.

Read the poem once through first…

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

Did you notice it? (We bet not.) Now, read the poem again – only backwards.

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.

Derek’s little brother was able to craft an insightful poem, that had layers hidden to the casual reader. The sentiment changes from despair to hope, just by reversing the poem. The talent it would take to write such a piece of art is incredible. I hope this boy pursues his talent as a writer. He has a great start.

Source: Twitter

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