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The Eye of the Beholder

An Inverse Poem

By Christy MunsonPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
The Eye of the Beholder
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Hate is inevitable

So don’t tell me that

I am the same as you

Because your skin and mine are different

You hate me for not being you

And I hate that

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

So, trust me when I say I know you think

That my skin is the wrong skin

And nothing you can tell me will make me accept

My skin is perfect

Because no matter what

Black is second class

And you cannot tell me that

Black is beautiful

Because I see something else

Is Black my cross to bear?

* This poem is an inverse poem. Please now read each line in reverse order, from the last line to the first.


Copyright © 02/02/2024 by Christy Munson. All rights reserved.

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  • Amelia Moore2 months ago

    very clever.... i really enjoyed this and i think it's a strong statement.

  • Well worth reading: https://vocal.media/humans/i-m-still-learning-about-systemic-effects

  • Barb Dukeman3 months ago

    I love the reversal of theme-exactly what they were looking for, I think. From negative to positive your lines convey smoothly.

  • Jay Kantor3 months ago

    Dear Christy - Black or White we're all shades of Grey ~ 'j'

  • olymoolla3 months ago

    Thank you for writing so beautifully

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Wooow, I love it in both ways! Very creative! Congrats on TS!🥳

  • Caroline Jane3 months ago

    Awesome inverse poem. 🥰

  • PK Colleran3 months ago

    Brilliant. A powerful inverse poem.

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    This is just really solid, unshakeable either way.

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    This is fantastic. Congrats on the TS

  • ROCK 3 months ago

    Unbelievably well done!

  • Hafiz Riaz Hussain3 months ago

    the great job

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  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    That was quite the puzzle you took on in crafting this. And you solved it! Great work!

  • Asad Message3 months ago

    interesting story

  • Alex H Mittelman 3 months ago

    Great! Congrats on TS!

  • sleepy drafts3 months ago

    Beautifully done. I loved reading this on the reverse. 💕 Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Anthony Terry3 months ago

    Great poetry and meaning!

  • Mackenzie Davis3 months ago

    Oh I am gonna use this to help me when i write mine! Brilliant work! This stands out from the crowd.


  • Marilyn Glover3 months ago

    Excellent poem-Congratulations on top story!

  • Test3 months ago

    Superb work! Keep it up—congratulations!

  • Test3 months ago


  • Gargie S Anand3 months ago

    Woah! That's an amazing composition.

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