Forward/Backwards Poetry

Simply poetry that reads as a coherent verse from top to bottom or when read from bottom to top.

See also:  Trick Poetry.

Example poem:

The Search / The Capture

Well  okay dammit I give up.
You’re smarter than a Cheshire cat,
more stubborn than a Pit Bull pup,
there’s no escaping all of that.

You talk to beasts within the bog
the beasts choose to leave you alone
perhaps because Rambo’s your dog,
and your own dog weighs eighteen stone.

No hiding from the two of you
you have such access in the bog;
it seems all life there takes the view
they’re friends with you and Rambo dog.

It’s not your job to poke around
where police have already failed,
where not a trace was ever found,
no one has been detained or jailed.

Since that’s the case I shall relent.
The bog’s your turf, now that I know,
Enjoy the hunt that’s your intent
You’re granted my okay to go.

The Capture

(c) Lawrencealot – April 19, 2013

Simply for your reading out-loud convenience
I have printed it switched below.

The Capture

You’re granted my okay to go.
Enjoy the hunt;  that’s your intent
The bog’s your turf, now that i know,
Since that’s the case I shall relent.

No one has been detained or jailed.
where not a trace was ever found,
where police have already failed,
It’s not your job to poke around .

They’re friends with you and Rambo dog
it seems all life there takes the view
you have such access in the bog;
No hiding from the two of you.

And your own dog weighs eighteen stone
Perhaps because Rambo’s your dog,
the beasts choose to leave you alone;
You talk to beasts within the bog

There’s no escaping all of that;
more stubborn than a Pit Bull pup,
You’re smarter than a Cheshire cat,
Well  okay dammit,  I give up.

The Search

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