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

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October 30, 2018

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."

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