Read This 14-Year-Old’s Poem Backward — Your Mouth Will Hit the Floor

14-year-old Jordan Nicholas is undeniably wise beyond his years. This eighth grader has blown the minds of his teachers and the Internet alike.

As you read his poem below, your outlook on life may change — especially when it’s read backward.

First, let’s read it as we would normally:

“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”

Now, read it this way:

“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.”

What do you think about this poem? I sure didn’t do anything quite this creative, nor inspiring in my days of English class. Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page!

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