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Backwards People, Poetry

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Backwards People

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Backwards People, Creative Writing

Just because others don't understand our actions, speech, or reasoning doesn’t make our differences wrong or incorrect; nor does it mean we are drunk (or even slightly buzzed). We are just more creative and imaginative than what others are used to.

— Yancosky

True Colors -Cyndi Lauper

Backwards People

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Backwards People


I am a backwards

person

in practically

everything I do;

What seems

like the ‘right thing’ for me,

probably looks completely

wrong to you.


I would rather

finish last,

than to come in

at a miserable first-place;

And, I enjoy putting

makeup on my feet,

while completely

ignoring my sock-covered face.


I prefer

a tiny room,

than a large,

mansion-style house;

And, I am much

happier wearing

pajamas to a formal dinner,

than my finely-pressed blouse.


I am a backwards

person

in practically

everything I do;

On my feet, I wear a hat,

and on top of my head,

I wear a patent-

leather shoe.


I like to end my day

in the beginning,

And, begin my day

at the end;

When I am supposed to

drive on a straight road,

it is then that

I must make my own bend.


When I am stopped

by a police officer,

I smile because

it does so make my day!

Yet, when I get

an award of any kind,

the depression

is difficult to keep at bay.


People do not

understand me,

so they judge

what they know not;

Bullying makes them feel better

about their own weaknesses;

so, I guess

they must have a lot.


I am a backwards

person

in practically

everything I do;

I know because everyone

tells me so,

but I think their ‘forward ways’

are very backwards, too.

~

Backwards People


Backwards People

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Backwards People

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Backwards People

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Comments

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on August 30, 2018:

Manatita,

Thank you for your delightful comment! Lol... it made me laugh. Joy and peace to you, my friend.

Hugs,

Tamara

manatita44 from london on August 30, 2018:

We have some people on our path whom we call 'space cadets.' God knows why He chooses them, but He does. It is a very colourful world, my sweet Tamara. Excellent poem! Higher thoughts.

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 27, 2017:

Kashif Ali Abbas,

You words are so kind to me. I appreciate your comment immensely. It brings me happiness:-)

Thank you!

Tamara xxx

Kashif Ali Abbas from Pakistan on October 27, 2017:

Superb read, well done.

The simple diction plays such an awesome role in this "backward" poem- you played on the word Backward. very genuine!

As Keats would have said," A thing of beauty is joy forever." That is what I am in my heart about this poem, just a peace of beauty! Keep Writing

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 27, 2017:

Thank you, Flourish. Yes, self-Awareness also helps us to be sensitive to others, and to tolerate differences, and embrace them :-)

Hugs xxx

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 27, 2017:

Bella,

Thank you so much for such kind words :-) And, it is so lovely to see you, again. Your words are wise and beautiful, and such a benefit to have included in this post.

I will stop by soon to check out your blog, as well. I do look forward to this!

Hugs and Love,

Tamara xxx

Bella Allred on October 26, 2017:

Aw this was wonderful Tamara! The relationship between you and those who are different than you can be a fickle one indeed. It can be especially grueling to be ridiculed so constantly by someone who doesn't understand you. The world could use a few more people who embrace differences and have the compassion to put themselves in others' shoes.

-Much love,

Bella A. :)

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 26, 2017:

To be self-aware is a marvelous thing. Many people are not.

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 26, 2017:

And thank you, Chitrangada, for your very wise words of encouragement! It means a lot to me :-)

Hug xxx

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 26, 2017:

Interesting and honest expressions!

It’s not always easy to be different. One needs to be mentally strong for this. Something like ‘swimming against the tide.’

Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem!

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 25, 2017:

Wow; thank you, Dora. I sort of thought about this as I wrote it. I appreciate your insight very much :-)

There is a Bible verse that talks about Not Being Able To Please Everyone No Matter What We Do... this is so true!

But, our true friends accept our quirkiness, and even enjoy our uniqueness. However, some are threatened by what they perceive as “different”, and might even lash out. It’s the more primal, and basic human condition, unfortunately.

Tamara xxx

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 25, 2017:

Tamara, you describe a person who is undeniably in control--an accolade many would like to have. Good read!

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 25, 2017:

Hari,

You are kind :-) Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

I like being who I am, and others enjoy being around me, especially in person. But, I tend to be an introvert, and shy away from others (in person); they do not always understand why I shy away.

Tamara xxx

BBYCGN (author) from Uninhabited Regions on October 25, 2017:

TSOF,

Your comment, in itself, is poetic and lovely. Thank you so much for your kind words.

Tamara xxx

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on October 24, 2017:

Tamara. It is ok to be that way. A great revelation though.

- hari

Kathy Henderson from Pa on October 24, 2017:

Tamara

Beautiful poem, sad but, truthful. I am sure many relate to the upside down and backwards presentation of our world. My guess is the perception of others is likely never even close to the true beauty within each of us. Very thought provoking poem.