Deceive

by Beautiful Forever   Mar 8, 2008


I'm left wide awake,
From all I'm forced to take,
The burden of being alive,
Struggling just to survive,

My last thoughts leave,
Too far away to retrieve,
And I'm forced to believe,
All you do is deceive,

The game we've played was fun,
But I'm the one who should've won,
I knew I was better than you,
Until the game was played through,

With a smile we were allies,
But you are wearing a disguise,
And I was too slow to understand,
From the instant, I shook your hand.

[Reverse]

From the instant I shook your hand,
I was too slow to understand,
That you are wearing a disguise,
And with a smile, we were allies,

I knew I was better than you,
Until the game was played through,
And although the game was fun,
I'm the one who should've won,

Now I'm forced to believe,
That all you do is deceive,
As my last thoughts leave,
Too far away to retrieve,

And I'm left wide awake,
From all I've been forced to take,
Bearing the burden of being alive,
I'm struggling just to survive.

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I wrote this poem backwards intentionally for those who could understand. If you're reading and comprehending the poem, it makes sense in the first version. For all of those who wouldn't understand it, I wrote it forward.

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  • 8 years ago

    by Lesslovedthanloathed

    NEAT. That is some awesome poem :D
    5/5

  • 8 years ago

    by Knee

    I LOVE this piece to the deep depth of my heart !!!
    I truly admired the reverse idea, it made sense for me !
    every stanza in this poem is amazingly written
    I'm glad it won the contest
    very well done you've managed to make it flow really well and without forcing it.

    write on

  • 9 years ago

    by Mohamed

    Very funny poem yet sweet...first time i read i was like wat the heck? then i read the second one and i totally understood it anyhow good idea i might try it this excellent idea..well keep it up bro!
    -Much luv
    Moha....

  • 9 years ago

    by JAYJ

    Wow no wonder i won a contest.. i love it
    i actually like the first one better mainly i like poems that come to the main point in the end.. u explained the pain and what happened and then came back to the main thought which was from the moment u first shook hands with the person
    its a really great poem

  • 9 years ago

    by nat

    Hey excellent idea.., love it