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An "Inverse" Poem

By Adrianne KirkseyPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Etty Fidele on Unsplash

"Read it from the bottom to the top."

They label me passive-aggressive.

Put me in a box to rot.-

They label me passive-aggressive,

But in reality, I AM NOT!-

It took many years to get here.

Now that I have ascended,-

They label me passive-aggressive.

And I just don't get it.-

My claims of mistreatment fall on death ears.-

They laughed at my pain,

and smiled at my tears.-

Situations became mundane.-

Refuted my feelings,

Called me insane.-

Then expected me not to complain.-

Because, "Who do I think I am?"

To think I shouldn't suffer neglect.-

"Who do I think I am?"

To think I deserve respect!-

This is what they think.

This is what they say.

I deal with this abuse,

Damn near everyday.

They say I'm passive-aggressive,

When I speak my mind.-

They say I'm passive-aggressive

When I try to find peace of mind.-

They say I'm passive-aggressive,

this is the label they put on my head.-

They say I'm passive-aggressive;

I'd be better off,


They say I'm passive-aggressive!

I wouldn't let them bully me.-

They say I'm passive-aggressive,


They say I'm passive-aggressive.

Said I should not feel slighted.

They say I'm passive aggressive,

When I'm being GASLIGHTED.-AK

Stream of Consciousness

About the Creator

Adrianne Kirksey


I am just a young grandmother with an old soul.

My goal is to create generational wealth for my family by doing something I love!

Victor's Daughter- AK

"The Writer of all Wrongs"

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  • Brannan K.2 months ago

    This was a hard challenge. Excellent job knocking it out of the park!

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