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Reverse Poetry

Reverse poetry is a poem that can be read forwards (top to bottom) and have one meaning, but can also be read backwards (bottom to top) and have a different or opposite meaning.

Poem 1 by Abby Rapuano

I need to

hold onto you.

But my intentions are to

make promises I can’t keep.

I know it’s wrong to say that

“I’m not going to hurt you.”

Because I am.

I’m not who you want me to be.

I’m worthless and

I know I’m wrong to assume that

you love me.

You love me.

I know I’m wrong to assume that

I’m worthless and

I’m not who you want me to be.

Because I am.

I’m not going to hurt you.

I know it’s wrong to say that–

Make promises I can’t keep.

Poem 2 by Christa Borino

He Does Not Love

Our hearts filled with ice              

No cupid bows striking

Each day felt longer as our hearts sank deeper until no more sparks flew

 Love letters are thrown away                           

And

Anniversary Gifts smashed

Destroyed hearts

He does not  love me

Little girls play the game

He loves me he loves me not        

Rose petals hit the floor 

He loves me 

Hearts filled with joy

Our eyes sparkle as we smile

Fireworks explode as we look at each other

Days feel like minutes as our hearts burst with color and light

He loves me 

He loves me 

Days feel like minutes as our hearts burst with color and light

Fireworks explode as we look at each other

Our eyes sparkle as we smile

Hearts filled with joy

Rose petals hit the floor 

He loves me 

Rose petals hit the floor 

He loves me he loves me not 

Little girls play the game

He does not  love me

Destroyed hearts

Anniversary Gifts smashed

And

 Love letters are thrown away  

Each day felt longer as our hearts sank deeper until no more sparks flew

No cupid bows striking

Our hearts filled with ice   

He Does Not Love

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