A reader sent this to me. You may have seen it. It’s from Shabbat.com. The writer is reported to be an 11th grader, Chanie Gorkin. It’s a poem titled, “Worst Day Ever?” The posting on Shabbat.com appears to have no date.
The writing seems stilted—but after you’ve read it, you’ll understand why. Take a look. It’s very short. But it speaks for itself.
Today was the absolute worse 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.
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
True happiness can be obtained
Only if one’s surroundings are good
It’s not true that good exists
I’m sure you can agree that
It’s all beyond my control
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that
Today was a good day
Now re-read—from bottom to top.