Endless Tragedy

Endless Tragedy

A Poem by Anna Blackburn
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This was written for my creative writing class. It is a reverse poem so you read it like normal but when you read the last line you then read from the bottom up. I hope you enjoy!

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Someday I'll let you go
but not today.
You always seem to win, while I always lose;
I am in his for forever.
I don't believe
I deserve better.
I am stronger than you
but I'm not.
I'm crushed and isolated
You like it when
You're in control.
This situation isn't hopeless, yet
I know it is.
I'm hurting and
it's because of you
They think 
hiding is the answer.
I don't think that
I have a choice.
I am trapped in
this un-true love
I think about leaving
and want to know if it's that easy.
I'm feeling empowered
I'll have to change that.
When it's just me and you I feel so alone,
My words are drowning:

But they won't be the only ones unless I turn this around.

*Reverse Poem- when you read the last line you then read from the bottom up.

© 2017 Anna Blackburn


Author's Note

Anna Blackburn
The very last line is to be read only once, and when you read it 'backwards' you just go by lines.

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Very good, I would struggle so much trying to write that, where it makes sense both ways, I would have given up!! Love the concept and the writing was great!

Posted 5 Years Ago


A very good piece. A matter of fact, painful way of looking at the trap of an unhappy and or abusive relationship and the hold it can have on a person.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Anna Blackburn

6 Years Ago

I really hated writing this way, but once it was finished I was in love with it. I am sort of hesita.. read more
Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

I think it is clever, and hard to write. Might be interesting to present it side by each, if you kno.. read more
Anna Blackburn

6 Years Ago

yeah...hmm

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Added on September 24, 2014
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