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The Bubbling Pen

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Hope you enjoy and can sympathise with the "mean" girl in your school. Everyone experiences different struggles in life and we shouldn't judge people solely from the person they show you on the outside. <3

The Mean Girl

January 22, 2019

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A poem that achieves a different meaning when read backwards line by line.

She is the mean girl

We cannot say
She has felt our sadness
And
Battles a lack of self esteem
When we know that she
Lives under a coat of pretence
We cannot declare that she
Has feelings
And that she
Hurts and cries and bleeds like we do
We must acknowledge that she
Thinks she is superior
And that she
Always looks down upon us
It is not true that she
Struggles in her own way
Instead she
Chooses to be mean
We shouldn't say that she
Would be nice
If we gave her a chance, it
Would go to waste
Nothing
Is worth a try with her
Anything
That comes out of her mouth is misleading
It is a lie to say that everything
Must be taken as the truth without judgement
Her words
Are false
Our perspectives
Understand the real 'mean' girl
We need to
Expose her
There is no need to
Show sympathy
We must
Accept that
She is different and
Disagree that

She is as vulnerable as we are


 

​First read it down line by line and then start again from the bottom, reading line by line :)

This is the second of my backwardsforwards poems about misjudged personalities. You can find the first one (The A Plus Student) here: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/89659/version/169490

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13 Comments
  • Kthrasher5

    Wow okay this was really deep. I saw the title and had to read it. Really great!!


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Thanks Quille! :DDD


    9 months ago
  • Quille

    Excellent! You did this so well :DDD


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Aw thanks RNE :)


    9 months ago
  • RNE

    i love how we see two perspectives of one person, awesome job!
    =DDD


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Thanks Jaya - can't wait to read yours, I'm sure it will be very litty too =)


    9 months ago
  • Jae

    This is pretty litty! I mean... I would love to pull that off!
    Love your choice of words, and transitions, and the main concept is so cool! I don't have ideas like this at all... so... this is new for me!
    Omg, again, I just love this so much!
    I'm going to go home, and try(attempt/fail) to make this type of poem... i will post it on my feed... but don't get your hope us!
    Again... love this!
    :D


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Aww thanks Serendipity :) Please do give it a go - I'd love to read your poem <3


    9 months ago
  • Serendipity

    Wowee, you are so talented and your writing is superb. Honestly, I've got no words - it's amazing! Now if only I wasn't too lazy to do something cool like this... xD


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Thanks so much Nonny21!! You should definitely give it a go - I'm sure you'd ace a poem like this :) Let me know if you do, I'd love to read it <3


    9 months ago
  • Nonny21

    I loved this. I think it's really true how some people think that this or that person is mean (sometimes without much reason too) and just settle it at that. So.. I love this, you've put to words what I want to tell everyone but never knew how to. It's impressive how this reads flawlessly either way- I think that starting from top is how society normally views and starting from the bottom is the advice everyone should really consider.
    Once again I love love love this. <3


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Thanks katee :) I would love it if you could check out my first one too <3

    If you want to try one of your own, here is a site you can check out that was a lot of help: https://penandthepad.com/write-reverse-poem-8556361.html

    I'd love to read any that you write :)


    9 months ago
  • katee

    I love this! I've always wanted to try and write a poem like this but have a hard time trying to think of an idea. Very impressive!


    9 months ago