A 14-Year-Old Boy’s Poem Goes Viral, Appears To Be Copied From Jonathan Reed

A teenager’s poem being hailed on the internet seems to be very similar in theme and style to a Jonathan Reed poem, “The Lost Generation.”

1. Updated — 7:45 a.m. ET

2. Derek Nichols tweeted his little brother Jordan’s poem on Feb. 26. It has since amassed 131,867 retweets and 132,112 favorites.

3. The poem has since been reported on by The Independent, Elite Daily, and BuzzFeed.

4. Whie young Jordan’s poem still makes you feel a range of emotions.

5. Like despair.


6. Anger.

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7. And helplessness.

8. It is worth noting the stylistic and thematic similarities between his and Jonathan Reed’s writings.

It’s also important to remember that if you copy your homework from another source, you better make sure it doesn’t go viral!

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Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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