Dearest Children of Ours, before you fly off your collective handle, please note that Mother Dearest is learning to write poetry. Another blog challenge, yes; why do you even have to ask?
Mother is not quite ready to leave her day job yet, but this is her attempt at writing Reverse Poetry, a poem that can be read forwards (top to bottom) and have one meaning but can also be read backward (bottom to top) and have a different or opposite meaning.
This poem is dedicated to you and you can either reread the poem from the top down and then from the bottom up to find the real meaning thereof or you can exercise your right to be lazy and listen to the audio version below. You will notice that the top-down version has a negative meaning and the bottom-up is positive. (The voice was “borrowed” from Microsoft Reader.)
This is my first entry for the A and I Poetry Challenge no 3: May. Due to time constraints, I was not able to publish an entry for April and I promised to post two poems this month.
Ineke and Amanda, my apologies, I keep straying from the suggested topics, but I’m having so much fun discovering poetry, poets and poems (although I do tend to make life difficult for myself by trying to master the advanced techniques, haha).
Ineke, the next entry will be in Afrikaans.