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a free verse poem

By M. LeePublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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you are worthless

don't you dare tell me that

you are deserving of love and adoration

because anyone with eyes can see

you don't radiate sweetness or affection

I refuse to lie and tell you

that you are a good and unique person

because I would like nothing more than to let you know

that you are the most foolish person on the planet

and you will never convince me

you are a bright light in a dark void

I reject your flawed opinions

that you are warmth and beauty in a cold cruel world

and whenever I see you I am thoroughly convinced

you wake up every day wondering

am I worthy of anything in this life?

Authors note: this is an inverse poem. Read both ways, top to bottom, then bottom to top.

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M. Lee

BA English. MFA bound. INFP. Published author, poet, lyricist. Dreamer, creator, artist, teller of tales, lover of words, singer of songs, reveler of life.

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  • Joe O’Connor5 days ago

    I like the contrast between the encouraging vs spiteful person, and how you make it flip so well on the reverse. Nicely done M 👏

  • Teresa Renton2 months ago

    Very clever indeed! I love how your inverse poem contains opposing viewpoints—one angry and vitriolic, the other kind and encouraging—almost like a conversation between two friends where one is suppprting the other through something 🥰

  • Wooohooooo congratulations on your win! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Gabriel Huizenga2 months ago

    Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition! :) Such a lovely, thoughtful reversal.

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Striking reversal! Congratulations!

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on the win!!!! Well deserved!😊

  • Christy Munson2 months ago


  • Trishawn Blake2 months ago

    You are soooo talented omg... This is really great... Keep doing what you're doing ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    I loved every word of this. It definitely invokes a different set of emotions when read backwards. Great work!

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • LASZLO SLEZAK2 months ago

    Very powerful!

  • D. J. Reddall2 months ago


  • Hailey2 months ago

    Wow this is incredibly well written and a beautiful message :) Congratulations on your win!

  • M. Lee, your inverted poetry takes readers on a thought-provoking trip via opposing viewpoints while exploring inner turmoil and self-worth in a striking way. Fantastic work!

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    Congratulations on your top story! 

  • Aurélie Turcan 2 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    Great inverse! Dual meaning and reads clearly both ways! Nice!

  • Idogho Oghale2 months ago

    This is so beautiful

  • Oneg In The Arctic2 months ago

    Ohhh this was so good

  • Brannan K.2 months ago

    This was really well done. Fantastic job!

  • Hummingbird2 months ago

    Oh this was good. Even the tone might be different. Aggression from the top, calmness from the bottom.

  • Stéphane Dreyfus2 months ago

    Insert "Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half..." meme here. Amazing!

  • Bonnie Bowerman2 months ago

    Very powerful! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Caroline Craven2 months ago

    This is so good! Great stuff!

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