Worst Day Ever?

by Chanie Gorkin

Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don't try to convince me that
There's something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look,
This world is a pretty evil place.
Even if
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don't last.
And it's not true that
It's all in the mind and heart
Because
True happiness can be attained
Only if one's surroundings are good
It's not true that good exists
I'm sure you can agree that
The reality
Creates
My attitude
It's all beyond my control
And you'll never in a million years hear me say
Today was a very good day

Now read it from bottom to top, the other way,
And see what I really feel about my day.

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Mariah Adin Says:
07/15/2015
Dear Ms. Gorkin - I saw your poem on Facebook where it is being passed around as a popular meme, although it is unfortunately not attributed to you. This is fantastic work, and I hope you continue to write.
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Kendra Robinson Says:
07/23/2015
This poem is terrific! It deserves every bit of recognition it's receiving. Keep writing Chanie and please share some more!
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Spencer Contros Says:
07/23/2015
Found you on Reddit! 4000 up votes makes good poem!
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Antonia Andrews Says:
07/23/2015
clever way to describe your day! fascinating!!
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Hollis Branson Says:
07/23/2015
This is so clever! It's refreshing to see such an enlightened point of view from someone so young.
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Lana Torres Says:
07/23/2015
I can definitely appreciate this poem's sentiments. As William Wordsworth put it: "Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings."
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Thomas Little Says:
07/23/2015
Ms. Gorkin, A wonderful poem and an insightful wisdom beyond your years. I'm glad you are getting the recognition this deserves. When we stop seeking success and instead decide to be happy success happens. Look up Victor Frankl. Thanks for sharing.
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marc tams Says:
07/24/2015
Beautiful and thought-provoking.
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Trudy Pretorius Says:
07/26/2015
Hi Chanie, This is such an inspiring, motivating way to look at perspective and putting things in proportion on the 'disaster scale' of life. Would you mind if your poem was used in some primary school lessons to teach about perspective? Trudy
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Chanie Gorkin Says:
07/26/2015
Thanks for all of your kind words. Yes, Trudy, you are welcome to use the poem :)
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Melody Tahanlangit Says:
07/28/2015
This is really nice. It's really encouraging. :)
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Bronwyn Melville Says:
08/05/2015
Hi Chanie, I saw this poem on facebook and I thought an adult had written it. I am amazed that you have written such a beautiful and clever poem. Im in Australia and I work with students as a mentor. I would love to show them your poem if that's ok.
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Chanie Gorkin Says:
08/06/2015
Thanks for your kind words. Of course you are welcome to use the poem.
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Ron Colin Says:
08/11/2015
Your poem has amazed and moved me. As a recovering addict, your poem read from the top describes life while I was using. Read from the bottom however, it describes my life now. I would really like to read your poem at a meeting - would that be okay?
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Ron Hargrove Says:
08/12/2015
What a unique and refreshing approach to poetry! This was like reading a quality poem and receiving a bonus poem. Well done.
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Chanie Gorkin Says:
08/13/2015
Thank you Ron for your inspiring words. Anyone is welcome to use my poem in any way that will bring a positive message to others. Wishing you much success in your recovery journey.
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Ron Colin Says:
08/16/2015
Hi Chanie. I shared your poem at a meeting this morning. Many in the room could relate & found it quite moving, as so many of us addicts can. I've had people ask for the link to your poem-a testament to how powerful it is for us addicts. Thank yo
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ijung tsai Says:
08/27/2015
Hi Chanie, I write a poetry column for Mandarin Daily News whose target readers are children and young adults in Taiwan. Can I introduce your very interesting 《Worst Day Ever?》? I may have to do some translation if it is permitted. Best regards, IJ
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Chanie Gorkin Says:
08/27/2015
Sure! All are welcome to use my poem for educational purposes! I know that it was translated into many languages so maybe look online and see if you can find a translation that works for you before you go to the trouble of doing it from scratch.
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Ryley Thornton Says:
09/01/2015
Hi Miss Gorkin, My name is Ryley and I work with a non-profit advertising agency. Is there we could possibly discuss you being involved with a campaign we are working on in the name of international peace? Regards, Ryley Thornton
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Martina Gallegos Says:
10/15/2015
I literally read this poem from bottom to top. It still makes sense. I love "Worst Day Ever? Martina
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Dennis Akinbogun Says:
10/16/2015
This poem is very scintillating, powerfully expressing the inner mind of the poet in a brightly simple and unambiguous tone. it obviously decoded the poets perception about the world-earth as a place where goodness related issues were ephemeral
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Joshua Moore Says:
11/20/2015
Everyone check out my poetry on my website also this is a great poem
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Post Script Says:
04/30/2016
wow!
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Faith Hill Says:
05/15/2016
This is hands down the most creative written work I have ever seen. Talk about form and function applied to the context of outlook. Just WOW
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sababa egozim Says:
05/28/2016
Stannis could sing it https://imgflip.com/i/14xmn0
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