Silence (A reverse poem)

Silence (A reverse poem)

I am part of this disadvantaged world
And I refuse to believe that
This will all change
I believe this may not be possible presently
“Gender, Race, Culture makes one equal”
Is a lie and so now is
Pretending none of this inequality happens
So later on I tell them
Being silent
Is more helpful than
Speaking out and having a voice
I tell you this
Once upon a time
We had a utopia, where nothing makes us inferior
But not in my era
There are those willing to step on others in order to get to the top exist
People tell me that
You will never get to the top because of gender or race
I do not deny that
I will live in a society of inequality and of rape culture
In the future
People saying “Don’t GET Raped”
Instead of
“Don’t Rape” would be said
“It’s my fault” is but a whisper that fades eventually
Another voice is gone
No longer would it be said
“We are equal with the same advantages in life”
There will be people who care
It will be evident that
My era will be consumed in the dark, never reaching the light
It is stupid to assume that
In our society there is hope, a voice to be heard
People say that
Pools of hidden tears and silent screams of agony are non-existent
Silence will continue unless we wish to REVERSE it

(Read poem backwards)

Modified by Alan Grace
17 December 2017

Note: Last few lines modified and other minor modifications made

See the original version: http://www.powerpoetry.org/poems/silence-reverse-poem

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  1. AlanGraceNZ says:

    Reblogged this on COVID Odyssey by Alan Grace: My vir[tu]al COVID-19 journey and commented:

    COVID (A reverse poem)

    I am not part of this Coronavirus world
    And I refuse to believe that
    This will all change
    I believe this may not be possible presently
    “COVID-19 and Coronavirus makes one equal”
    Is a lie and so now is
    Pretending none of this inequality happens
    So later on I tell them
    Being silent
    Is more helpful than
    Speaking out and having a voice
    I tell you this
    Once upon a time
    We had a utopia, where we thought nothing could make us safer
    But not in my era
    There are those willing to spread COVID to others
    People tell me that
    We may never get to old age because of Coronavirus
    I do not deny that
    I will live in a society of inequality and of COVID culture
    In the future
    People saying “Don’t GET COVID”
    Instead of
    “Don’t spread COVID” would be said
    “It’s my fault” is but a whisper that fades eventually
    Another voice is gone
    No longer would it be said
    “We are equal with the same advantages in life”
    There will be people who care
    It will be evident that
    My era will be consumed in the dark, never reaching the light
    It is stupid to assume that
    In our society there is hope, a voice to be heard
    People say that
    Pools of tears and screams of agony may be non-existent
    Coronavirus will continue unless we wish to REVERSE it

    (Read poem backwards)

    Modified by Alan Grace
    28 August 2021
    17 December 2017

    See the original version:

    http://www.powerpoetry.org/poems/silence-reverse-poem

    Other reverse poems:

    https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/?s=reverse+poem

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