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Poem - Something Else (Backwards)

I wrote “Something Else” for a poetry competition that asked a PALINDROMIC poem. The following is the original “backwards” version.

BACKWARDS:

Something Else

From like to love or something else
still one must try to move
perhaps it is better not to go
some are good and some are bad
finding places all may see
of two who move along
when love is not the destiny
these mixtures can be the end.

When high wishes are deserved
good is not enough for the one
better over good is the want
welcoming best than better
when the fancy moves along
asking God’s holding grace
for another felt special enough
sympathy only wants the best.

The other wanting nothing else
as an option only one can see
asking what should not be had
prompted by a lustful stamp
mistaken for a kinder way
when love appears as something else
emotion spun to the darker side
obsession is the personal touch.

Looking up to the greater one
that is me in a world below
master’s touch above the norm
inspiring same by lesser folks
imparting value where they are
seeing more than others can
of the subject beyond the like
admiration thinks the world.

When the false feelings do intrude
best move along and not commit
fascination mocking adoration
mistaken for the true thing
muddled feelings as like grows
this is the baser of the pure
confusion mounts when copy reigns
infatuation is the doppelganger.

On life’s pathways beyond the like
an adventure fit for two
to find what’s on the other side
the likes are passage one must cross
there are ways this may end
as time is spent in company
this is the path we’re meant to take
from like to love or something else

2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20161125.
Tags: love, palindrome, palindromic, poem
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