8th Grader’s Poem Draws 144,000+ Tweets

By Maryann Yin Comment

A palindromic poem written by a 14-year-old named Jordan Nichols went viral after his older brother Derek tweeted a photo of it (embedded above). The piece, entitled “Our Generation,” has attracted more than 144,000 retweets.

According to The Independent, the poem “at first appears to paint a gloomy picture of modern society and one obsessed with careers and money…In reverse the poem is a lot more optimistic, a declaration of hope full of the kind of one-liners you would expect in a presidential address, and all this from an 8th grader.”

On that same day, Derek tweeted that he feels his brother’s “poem is nowhere near making this world a better place, but it’s a step in the right direction.” What do you think? (via¬†SF Times)