i am... scholarship slam

i am from a nightmare.

i will never again declare

i feel intoxicated with ecstasy.

i spawn from pathetic acceptance of my fate.

i will never again think

i encompass a silver lining of faith.

i crash speculations against my brittle skull like waves against crumbling cliffs, reassuring me that

these humble days have been enhanced.

NO. THAT. IS. A. LIE.

i am incapable of utilizing any other mindsets.

and don’t you dare propose that

i claim no shame.

i am from a time where i must handle problems with bottles of prozac.

to fabricate my past, my present, and my future.

i now realize that there is not a need for me

my life can only be characterized as a waste.

if i were to finally flutter my frosted white flag, i would prove that

I. AM. WEAK.

i am from gazing into the mirror and reflecting nothing but naivety as my inner monologue spits lies like fire, foolishly suggesting that

LIFE. IS. ON. MY. SIDE.

but each millisecond my heart pounds at my ribcage. an 84-times-a-minute reminder. that

i cannot escape.

i am from cursing myself for ever believing that

i am from somewhere good. somewhere pure and beautiful. somewhere exquisite and extraordinary.

i am from a vicinity inside myself that i can call home and not be afraid of.

NO. THAT. IS. A. LIE.

i am from dust to dust.

i am from ashes to ashes.

i am from solitary confinement.

i am from misery.

i am from a nightmare.

now read me from the bottom to the top

- // the metamorphosis of perspective // m.e.m

 


 

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avocadoesandalliteration

thanks for taking the time to read this. it gets better.

Glennisha

I love this!

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you so much!!!

Haley D

Wow this is an amazing poem. You must have worked so hard on it!!!

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you!! I poured my heart into it,  that's for sure :)

hbworth

This is an amazing poem. You are unbelievably talented.

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you so much!!! much love xx

peacepunch404

Wow. This is amazing.

avocadoesandalliteration

i appreciate it so much, thank you!!! :)

avocadoesandalliteration

i appreciate it so much, thank you!!! 

KenleyShea97

This is crazy good. Absolutely amazing

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you!!! <3

michaelhmurph

Literally said "OH SH**" when I realized that it was reversable... This is sick.

avocadoesandalliteration

HAHAHA I love it!! Thanks so much! Share it wherever you can for me if you don't mind :)

Flamelilly02

This was really amazing :)

avocadoesandalliteration

appreciate it :)

Raven_Tessa

That was amazing!!!!! It was almsot like two poems in one, a double faced sword, a phoniex rising from the ashes. It was amazing to see it both lights (forwards and backwards). Such a cool piece

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you so much for your kind words :)

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you so much for your kind words :)

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

very expressively creative

very courageous to express yourself

things will get better

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avocadoesandalliteration

thanks so much! I'll be sure to give them a look. xoxo

thelastplasmabender

Your metaphors are extremely interesting.  So far I haven't seen this creativity from anybody else on this site.  I LOVE that you can read it backwards. Did you think of that yourself?  Really touches the heart and makes you think about your life (:

avocadoesandalliteration

I've seen the concept of  reverse poems before, so I wanted to try one on my own! Didn't make up the format, just made it my own :) thank you so much!! Share it all around social media if you'd like, I'd love this scholarship!!!!

AriatheMoon

Congratulations

You've managed to make a perfect shadow poem

Beautifully done :)

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you so much!

shanialeeann

honestly that was really good!!!

avocadoesandalliteration

you're so sweet!! thank you :)

Amir2016

Your poem was full of life and inspiration. I hope you continue to produce great works.

avocadoesandalliteration

thank you so much!! i appreciate it greatly. :)

evzquz

Omg! Awesome 

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