This is the one that started it all. There have been a few clones of this poem floating around the internet, including a recent one that’s gotten some attention and even more backlash. Way back in 2007, the AARP held the U@50 video contest and Jonathan Reed was one of the many contestants.

Little did he know that he was about to create one of the most popular poems of the 21st century so far. He claims he’s surprised by how much attention his piece has received in the following years, but it’s something that Millennials can easily identify with, and has such a beautiful twist that people of all ages are impressed. Jonathan placed second that year, which makes you wonder how amazing the first place entry must have been!

Lost Generation