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A 14-Year-Old Boy Wrote This Poem. When You See This Secret Message, You'll Never Forget It.

Thank you internet for proving again that you can never judge a book by its cover. You wouldn’t think that poetry written by a 14-year-old boy would have anything to offer by way of artistic merit and/or be thought-provoking, and in many cases you’d probably be right. Jordan Nichols, however, defies that belief. Jordan’s brother, Derek, uploaded a poem Jordan wrote called “Our Generation” onto his Twitter because he thought it was cool. Turns out a lot of people agreed, because it quickly went viral. Just wait until you see what the coolest part is.

Here’s the text for 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”

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Notice the cool part? We didn’t either the first time. Try reading the poem backwards though. To make it easier, here it is flipped around for your convenience:

“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.”

Wow. The first time I realized what Jordan did with his words, I was blown away. The poem reveals many layers of meaning that won’t be apparent to the casual reader without taking more time to truly appreciate the writing. At such a young age, Jordan shows talent and wisdom well beyond his years. Here’s hoping we see his name on the bestseller list in a few years.

Credit: Twitter | ViralNova

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