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This 14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century

If you've ever lost faith in this generation or the next one, this 14-year-old boy may give you just enough hope to get through the day.

Derek Nichols decided to post a poem written by his younger brother, Jordan, who seems to be wise beyond his years.

Here's the transcript of 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 (Read from bottom to top now)

Oh, what a plot twist! Here's what it reads when it's reversed from the bottom to the top:

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.

Jordan Nichols, you're going to do great things one day. Hell, this poem is already one of them. My faith in humanity has been slightly restored!

Read this... My 14 year old brother wrote this... Crazyyyy pic.twitter.com/RzvhJU1LUN — Derek Nichols (@DerekNichols0) February 26, 2014

 

While there is some speculation that the poem was ripped off or at least inspired by this similar poem, the two don't share anything but the overall concept. If the concepts are the same and this 8th grader wrote this poem, the words themselves are extremely powerful, and we appreciate both of them.

No, this isn't the first poem that could be read forwards and backwards to reveal different meanings, but that doesn't take anything away from what this boy has accomplished.

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