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I will never be accepted by my peers
Because it’s a lie to say that
It is my right to be an original person

My flaws do not define me
Is a lie
I am not beautiful

I am not perfect
Because I refuse to believe that
I am worth it

I have no power over my destiny
And I am lying when I say that
I believe in myself

Because of my skin, hair, and tastes
I should be an outcast
And I refuse to believe
Someone can understand me
If they just listen to me

My size matters
And no one can convince me that
I am pretty without makeup, fashionable clothing, or attention

And we will never love ourselves if we believe that these stereotypes define us
Read it the first time normally, and then read it line-by-line upwards from the end, until you reach the top. 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-27
Reverse Poem by Dracosphere shows us there really are two sides to every story, or poem as it happens. ( Suggested by GenericArtistNumber1 and Featured by inknalcohol )
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Whisper219 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well written! I remember seeing the the first time and going, "What the...?" then coming back a day later and actually reading it backwards. Best poem I have ever read. 
La la la la 
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
damn...again? nice!
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks...?
(Sorry, I'm a doofus, I don't really know what you mean) Smile 
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i meant DD nice
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, (I am a total doofus) Silly Pikachu plz  
Thank you! 
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
np at all dude
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hug 
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:iconpandakelly:
pandakelly Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
holy cow!!!! this is absolutely crazy!!!!!!! thank you so much for something so awesome!!!
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MEEEEEEEEP!!!!
Squee Bounce 

I am so happy you like it! *hugs*
Excited Blush 
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:iconpandakelly:
pandakelly Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome!!!! thank you very much for the lovely hug!!!
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hug 
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:iconpandakelly:
pandakelly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
roflol :D haha
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's such a serious gif for such a happy sentiment. XD
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:iconpandakelly:
pandakelly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i agree :D
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time for a dramatic emote:
Huh?! 
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The shit?! You got a DD....the fuck? 
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL that was LITERALLY my reaction when I saw it, and then I was like 'Hell Yeah!'
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, great job!
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:iconmariana-a:
mariana-a Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I feel down I read this and then read it upwards like a million times :)
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! I'm glad that this can make you happy! 
*hugs you tightly and smiles*
Hug 
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growinluvhandles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Writer
Wow!  Such a creative way to express two things at once!  I wish I had your command of the language.  Nicely done -- and not just some cheap parlor trick, but the thought in this is deep... and pertinent universally.
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I had to learn the structure of a reverse poem for a project, and so I decided to talk about issues concerning how we view ourselves.

I'm also on my high horse whenever writing poetry, so....

But thank you so much! Hug 
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:iconeboozer123:
eboozer123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was awesome. I definitely want to share that with my troubled daughter. Thank you for expressing what I so hard try to teach her.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This is excellent! :clap: I somehow missed this in DD on the 27th, so I'm glad I spotted it now! I appreciate this for the two entirely different meanings as well as the reversible structure, which I rarely see, especially done this well and with so important a message! :nod: I am sharing this among friends who will appreciate it for both! :D
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Hug 
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:iconedges-to-everything:
Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
You're most welcome! :highfive:
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:iconstarlight-kagamine:
Starlight-Kagamine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing poem! Very creative
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart - Free Hug 
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:iconstarlight-kagamine:
Starlight-Kagamine Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur welcome ^^
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frozen - HUG! 
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:iconstarlight-kagamine:
Starlight-Kagamine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love the movie, Frozen!
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:iconl-inque:
L-Inque Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very well said.  Congrats on your well deserved DD.  

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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconreyray:
ReyRay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh this is so beautiful. I showed it to a lot of people that needed it. :) 
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Was it a helpful poem?

And thank you so much!
Hug 
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:iconreyray:
ReyRay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesh it was! And no problem! X3
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:iconilovemynightmares:
Ilovemynightmares Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Clever.
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconddog101rocks:
ddog101rocks Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've never seen a poem like this, and it's just simply amazing.
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icondaghrgenzeen:
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing. I've never seen this sort of a poem before, and it strikes me as a very effective one. Powerful messages here. Congrats on the well-deserved DD! :rose:
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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:iconbrb-gtgmilkacow:
Brb-gtgmilkacow Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
this is so inspiring and i have yet to figure out how you created not one but two beautiful poems in such a clever way <3 
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 

The basic structure is: 

Negative statement (I'm ugly)
-denial statement (I don't believe)
Postitive statement (I am beautiful)
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:iconfameisdead:
Fameisdead Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful :)
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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:iconitsbumblebee:
itsbumblebee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant,my dear. Outstanding work! 
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! *hugs*
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
That is insanely clever.
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