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My Hill, My Mountain

an Inverse Poem

By Cathy holmesPublished 28 days ago Updated 23 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Lucas Clara on Unsplash

For this is the mountain I choose to live on

it’s an arduous climb, still on I must go

tentative vulnerability


my every step

knowing, even welcoming that


fear of success. fear of

opening myself up to

condemnation and


no more


I gasp

for my final breath

here now, the end of me



the hill that I will die on

inspirationalFree Verse

About the Creator

Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • Rachel Deeming21 days ago

    Masterful. Dammit, I wish I could do these!

  • Ken_kudu24 days ago


  • Ruth Stewart26 days ago

    This is totally awesome. I can't believe how great it works. I have difficulty wrapping my head round the concept so I'm blown away by your talent. Fabulous.

  • Kristen Balyeat26 days ago

    Cathy! You are so freaking good at these inverse pieces, it blows my mind! This one is gorgeous! 🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💞💫

  • Grz Colm27 days ago

    Brilliant work Cathy. Well done! 😄👍

  • Lamar Wiggins27 days ago

    Another good one, Cathy! It works so well.

  • beautifully done!

  • Great take on the challenge and thank you for sharing this journey with us

  • Kalina Bethany27 days ago

    As an avid hiker, I have literally felt this while summiting mountains in the Vancouver Island region. Brought back fun memories as I reminisce in these snowy months... Thanks, Cathy :)

  • I love how the negative flips to positive when read in reverse! Fantastic poem!

  • Whether living or dying, this is nicely done, Cathy.

  • sleepy drafts28 days ago

    I love this! It's all about perspective. Gorgeously done. Your craftsmanship is always supreme. 💗

  • Sandra Matos28 days ago

    Very well done! I enjoyed reading. I am struggling to write mine! Good luck!

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  • L.C. Schäfer28 days ago

    Very clever! We've all got one haven't we!

  • Hannah Moore28 days ago

    Nicely done.

  • Novel Allen28 days ago

    Getting those lines to inverse is a gift. Beautifully executed Cathy. I still am trying to get a few done,

  • Heather Hubler28 days ago

    Ah, my brilliant friend, this was magnificent. I loved the complete switch in thought between the forward and reverse versions. Absolutely amazing work!! Damn.

  • Babs Iverson28 days ago

    Magnificent!!! Live and die mountains or hill love your reverse poem!!!💕♥️♥️

  • So beautiful. both ways x The contrasting themes of life and death- so cleverly done. Just bloody brilliant! 🤍

  • Real Poetic28 days ago

    This is incredible both ways!!!! Phenomenally written Cathy!

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