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English Jam Jul 2018
My little friend is now gone
My tragic life must go on; despite that
His evil eyes and his cheeky smile still burn in my mind
He no longer exists except
For my memory of him
And I rejoiced
When I heard the news
Still I can recall how I sobbed
When he gave me his evil eye for the first time
When he hurled glass and other projectiles at me when he was hungry
When he spent hours upon hours pondering the fabric of society
I hated him
I wished
For his death
I was depressed
It was like paint peeling off a wall
It was like finding a dead leprechaun at the end of a rainbow
I was expecting some sort of remorse when he left
Funny how heartbreak works

Now read this in reverse
Because sometimes all you need
Is a little change of perspective
To truly understand someone
Dedicated to the goldfish I had when I was little who accidentally died. This is for you sweet fish <3.
Clueless Apr 2018
(Reverse Poem)
[Read it normally down to see a terrorists point of view then read line by line from bottom to top to see the freedom fighters view]

We want to,
Not that
We must.
We bomb, pillage, and raze because
Freedom is what is wanted most.
These lands belong to us,
No matter the cost!
This is a draft and I plan to make it longer, but I wanted to get this out there to hopefully inspire others (plus I am stuck currently, writer's block). Any constructive criticism, support, and suggestions are most welcomed!!
Jeff Gaines Mar 2018
My circle is built for two …

I will stand in my circle …

Alone ….
and wait.

If you step inside my circle …
you must come alone.

I stand in my circle …
alone.

If someone else enters the circle with you …
I will leave it …

Because …

If you stay in that circle, with them …
it will become yours.

I will then build another circle.

It will become yours.
if you stay in that circle, with them …

Because …

I will leave it …
if someone else enters the circle with you.

Alone …
I stand inside my circle.

You must come alone.
If you step inside my circle …

and wait …
alone,

I will stand inside my circle.

My circle is built for two.
I set out to write this poem as a circle. That is to say I wanted the reader to be able to read it from top to bottom or bottom to top and have it be exactly the same. It took me a while (2 days or so), but I did it.

It is about how I feel about relationships and how, for me, a girl must be "free" of her last relationship before she gets into one with me. Meaning that I prefer for her to have been a "free agent" as-it-were for a bit before entering "My Circle". That way remnants of the old one don't cloud her actions/reactions with/towards me and possibly spoil our new relationship.

Thus ... "You must come alone ..."

Then ... for all nay sayer's ... I did it AGAIN in "Our Circle"
I wanted to express it's meaning, true. But I also wanted to prove I could do the forwards/backwards thing again.

Find it here:

https://hellopoetry.com/poem/2428332/our-circle/

They have been called "Reverse poems" and "Double-back poems". I never knew there were names for it, but I did know it had been done many times by many, many poets. I just wanted to give it a shot.
Lord Chopsticks Oct 2017
I am happy.
I would lying if I said,
I only feel sadness.
Life is worth living.
I will never feel that,
I am not wanted.
The opposite is true,
I feel full of passion.
Not anymore do,
I need help.
Please,
Spend every day loving,
Give everybody love.
I wish I could,
From me,
Help void all the sadness
From the world,
I am happy.
I would be lying if I said,
I only feel sadness.

(Now read it in reverse)
This is one of my first poems and it was when I was dealing with really bad depression. It was very hard for me to express how I was really feeling to those who were important to me. I thought that it would only make them worried. So I tried to cover up how I was really feeling with a happy mask .
Shaniqua Johnson Mar 2017
She stands hard as stone.
Now in a temporary home.
The thoughts I had when writing this poem, albeit short, is that the little girl is depressed and struggling with her daily life in a place that she knows won't last because none of the rest have.
If you read it from the bottom up the girl has been 'set free' in the sense that she is now dead and the temporary home is the grave and "she stands hard as stone" the "stone" represents the head stone that marked her existence.
If you have any other way of interpreting this please let me know in the comments below.

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