Worst Day Ever
This is an uplifting message by a teenager in Brooklyn, NY. Her message has gone viral around the globe.
Chanie Gorkin, a junior at the all-girls Lubavitch high school Beth Rivkah in Crown Heights wrote the poem for a school assignment last year. After the assignment, she posted the poem, titled “Worst Day Ever?” to PoetryNation.com.
The poem has been translated into several languages including Hebrew and Chinese.
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
- Now read it from bottom to top, the other way,
- And see what I really feel about my day!!
It’s also a bit funny that Chanie’s mom is speaking for her. The reason? Chanie is unable to comment because she is too busy having fun at summer camp! You can share this message below.