14 Year Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Significant Poem Of This Decade

Derek Nichols recently tweeted a poem written by his 14-year-old brother Jordan. Clearly, Jordan, is quite insightful for his young age.

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Here's what the poem said:
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)


Reading from bottom to top, the poem reads:
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.


Poems like this remind us that the future of our society lies in its youth. The fact that such words can come out of a 14-year-old's mouth demonstrates that today's youth can be brave and ambitious with big dreams for the world. After all, only by believing you can change the world will you actually do.

UPDATE: From further research, it looks like this poem was very much inspired by Jonathan Reed and the original poem, "The Lost Generation".
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