I love writing poems, they are such a great way of getting thoughts to gather in a new way and shed a glimmer of light on something that was perhaps a little too dark. I came across this wonderful piece of work the other day and just had to share it with you all.
The poem was written by New York student Chanie Gorkin and remarkably found tacked to the wall in a London bar.
It gives us a very clever lesson in perception and reminds us how the way you look at something can change it entirely… impossible not to feel better after reading this
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,
THE 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 read from the bottom to the top, left to right*