This poem is strikingly negative at first, but please read to the end and follow the instruction about reading it again from the bottom to the top. If you're having a bad day, week, year... with CFS/ME, try to take Ms. Gorkin's message to heart and hopefully, in time, your mood will soon turn around and head in a better direction, like this poem. 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. Originally from: www.poetrynation.com/poem.php?id=50509 A web search for "Chanie Gorkin Poem" (without quotes) leads to more information about her (she's a high-school student), and the popularity of her poem.