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Worthless



(READ TOP to BOTTOM and then READ BOTTOM to TOP for a complete different meaning)

I am worthless
So dont try and tell me
I mean something to someone
I am not loved
So dont try and convince me
I will change the world
Unless I am told otherwise
I am nothing
And you will never make me think
I am anything but that....

-worthless

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Written on August 24, 2022

Submitted by Alfredgremsly on January 12, 2023

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Scheme A XBXXBXXAXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 366
Words 74
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 10

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6 Comments
  • ludy_b
    Very good, but may I suggest an improvement? Change "Unless" into "Even when", it would make more sense both ways.
    LikeReplyReport5 days ago
  • Teril
    Excellent. It reminds me how reality is loyal to our perspective. How well you have illustrated this! Of course, I prefer the version when I am standing at the bottom, looking endlessly upward. "Worthless...I am anything but that." 
    LikeReplyReport 213 days ago
    • Alfredgremsly
      thank you so much for your kind words!!! They are so appreciated!!
      LikeReplyReport10 days ago
  • A.Sutton
    Wow! This is incredible!!
    LikeReplyReport 216 days ago
  • Symmetry58
    This is brilliant. Even more brilliant is the alternate beginnings and endings as we roam vertically from heaven downward and earth upward. Immediate favorite here for sure. .
    LikeReplyReport 416 days ago
    • Alfredgremsly
      I am truly honored by your kind words! Thank you!!!!
      LikeReplyReport 216 days ago
  • Tworkman
    This is a brilliantly written poem! Genius!
    I have never read a poem you could read one way and the other have an opposite meaning!
    Again; BRILLIANT!
    Thanks for sharing!
    LikeReplyReport 316 days ago
  • Jilliengallimore
    This is a masterpiece! Simply amazing!
    LikeReplyReport 317 days ago

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