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Disingenuous Inverse Attempt

An entry into the Inverse Challenge which I dedicate to Cathy holmes

By Rachel DeemingPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Disingenuous Inverse Attempt
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I can't write inverse poems

This I tell myself


I try

Willing the words to come

To make paradoxical sense

When read

Either way

The challenge seems insurmountable

Until the lines appear

It's not great

I can write inverse poems

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Comments (13)

  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock4 months ago

    Even when you think you can't, you can, my friend.

  • Joe O’Connor4 months ago

    “The challenge seems insurmountable Until the lines appear It's not great” is the bit that stood out to me, and I like how the simplicity of the lines makes them stand out, like affirmations of ability or inability either way😊

  • Joe Patterson4 months ago

    Well done.

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    And, there you go! You did it, and it makes sense. Great job. And thanks for the shout out. Hold on! Are you call me a cow? lmao.

  • D.K. Shepard4 months ago

    Very nice! They’re elusive pieces! This was a fun one!

  • John Cox4 months ago

    Look at you! When in doubt make em laugh! Your poem rocks, Rachel! And the cow, doing what cows do, is a hoot.

  • Well done… the very thought of writing Inverse poems makes my head spin 😳

  • 😁And just like that, you did it. Very clever and fun!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    hahahahhaha. Love this. Like...really...I love your attitude to stuff...like you know what's not right for you and what is...always admire that. And that Deeming humour is there lol. Before I read the comments I figured the cow image was important to the sentiments lol. TBH though...it is actually a good inverse poem and love the humour a lot. And like you say...you've had a go!

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    Ha ha! Proved yourself right. And wrong.

  • Oooo, that's definitely two very distinct meanings there, when read forwards and in reverse. I'd say you nailed this challenge!

  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    It's way better than I could do...

  • Alex H Mittelman 4 months ago

    I like this! For someone who claimed they can’t write inverse poems, you did a great job 😍😃

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