A Brooklyn teenager’s poem somehow made its way across the Atlantic Ocean to a bar in London, where it was printed and tacked up in a bar. When someone there took a photo of the paper and posted it on social media, it quickly made the rounds on the Internet.
The poem, “Worst Day Ever?,” seems to have originally been posted on PoetryNation by Chanie Gorkin, who describes herself as “an 11th grader at an all girls’ high school in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys writing and music.” On first read, it presents a very gloomy tone, but a twist at the end casts the message in a new light.
Ronnie Joice posted a photograph of the poem on Twitter:
Exactly why someone printed the poem in the bar remains to be seen, but its popularity seems to be very good news for the young poet.