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Back To Front Poems

Back To Front Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of back to front poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for back to front.

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The One
The first time I saw her, I just wanted to stare 
I'm in love, who heard this, were just my ears 
It's real, i fell in love for the first time 
I reached home, and had some salad with lime
I...Read More
Categories: back to front, car, deep, dream, sexy, soulmate,
Form: Abecedarian

Premium Member doctor Phil Sees 2020
Doctor Phil Sees 2020
By Franklin Price

Oh two-oh two-two oh -two oh
 Punxutawney Phil's big thing 
The halfway point of winter days
Progressing to the coming Spring

A one time numeric happening
Comes on this groundhog day
Front to back, or back to front
Reads the...Read More
Categories: back to front, america, celebration, february, holiday, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Love Letter From The Soul XXXIX

Black to White, Black to White
back to front, front to back
dancing naked 
a pale moonlight
passions rising 
over a burning sea

you can see
you can see
in the twin mirror of me
won now
now won

one two
one two

the predictive text 
of life 
unpredictability mailed
sent...Read More
Categories: back to front, love,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member The Southpaw
I’m a southpaw,
one of those left-handed,
upside down,
have to curl my arm to write,
backwards individuals,
in a right-handed world.

Think It’s easy, e.g., 
being a leftie?
Think again...
we’re out of place at dinners,
have to master backwards scissors,
built specifically for righties and 
we are forced...Read More
Categories: back to front, introspection, poems, poetry, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Round River
The river is blue, the sky is brown, the land is redand the people gray.
It's all back to front! Am I colour blind or is a new reality here?
There are no instructions only my wits.
Blame my cousin or the Devil...Read More
Categories: back to front, imagination, nature, surreal,
Form: Prose Poetry


You wear your collar back to front.
You say you're a man of God. 
Then you mess with little children,
And ignore them when they sob.
The destruction of their minds never enters yours.
You hide behind your collar destroying lives 
behind closed doors....Read More
Categories: back to front, abuse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sesame Street

Sign said “ONE WAY” but I was only going one way
Shades of Sesame Street, oh for those long ago days 
Hard to go both ways at once
Like wearing undies back to front
Dr. Suess was the kookiest man since mayonnaise

...Read More
Categories: back to front, fun,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLVII - Tongue-Twisting Epigrams

If you want to « have » your cake and « eat » it at one and the same time, simple enough, just split it into two equal parts like an isosceles triangle into two...Read More
Categories: back to front, england, humor, satire, sensual,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member When I was only Eight
When I was Eight

Inside out and back to front,
That’s how I wore my clothes,
A fashion sense I didn’t need,
Checks and stripes are what I chose.

I wasn’t trying to look my best,
Just wanted to get out and play.
Frayed old shirts and...Read More
Categories: back to front, childhood, memory, remember,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WORDS
Everything is logical 
If your mind is back-to-front
If it’s had a shunt
Or a whack from something blunt
Been poured from the same insane jug
By the same insane hand
That pours everything 

But on the brink of thinking 
Where beginnings wait and edges...Read More
Categories: back to front, humanity, imagery, perspective, spoken word, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Back to Front

Fran's protest against 

fast removal of her breast...

bra is back to front



Contest  - Dial it Back

Sponsor - Maureen McGreavy

1st place win...Read More
Categories: back to front, missing, stress,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member The Back To Front Squad

Long time ago in the land of Nod
Lived a tiny creature who looked quite odd
It was back to front
From its bum, it did grunt
It's being investigated by the “Back to Front” squad

...Read More
Categories: back to front, surreal,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The whistling wind cries within such chaos
The mountain looks across a sea gazing 
as it crawls beholding living waves move amazing Grace 
echoing gull's lament falls upon deaf ears 
silence freezes over iced laced as they that breathe out 
from salted whispers footprints scream injustice

Nurtured with...Read More
Categories: back to front, atheist, faith, fire, hope, spiritual, truth, voyage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Old Duffer-ing

As we reach our so-called golden years
Time seems to pass more quickly
We realize each day still has 24 hours 
But minutes take 30 seconds, quite eery

A phenomenon known as old duffering
It's time to fit in all we lack
No sooner it's...Read More
Categories: back to front, age,
Form: Rhyme
Life ups and downs
They say a life journey is full of ups and downs
They also say in life, you should start at the bottom and work your way up
I find this totally confusing and no help at all when I’m with you
My muddle...Read More
Categories: back to front, body, cute love, for her, friendship love,
Form: Light Verse
was that an ache
or a pain
hold on a sec
here it comes again
if i had 
to give it a name
it definitely
would be a pain 
now to guess
where it comes from
up or down
back to front
in or out 
out to lunch
points in-between
is my...Read More
Categories: back to front, age, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Best At Room Temp
My dear, a Romeo I fear I'm not
When the temperature is too darn hot.
I prefer to do my wooing,
And my billing and my cooing,
In a thermostatically well-regulated spot.

So the choice of where to rendezvous
Presents a slew of problems, too.
I don't...Read More
Categories: back to front, humor, romance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Is There a Moment
Is there a moment in music that makes you want to weep, to rage, to pray, to hold your arms outstretched, to experience your whole being from back to front, to wrap your arms around, around your love and your...Read More
Categories: back to front, emotions, i am, joy, music, sad, truth,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Spelling doomsday back to front
My pen is on fire today 
as I see one word leader 
in particular openly condemn peace 
through his vile vulgar mouth
aggression in words spitting loathsome cowboy

I for one soul among many 
whom have faith in love condemn it as...Read More
Categories: back to front, abortion, anti bullying, betrayal, conflict, discrimination, peace,
Form: Political Verse
As darkness falls and others sleep
in moonlight, full and sleek
Internal emotions sick in my soul
and the dreams never come

Persistent wispers must always taunt
like the blowing wind outside
As sleepless demons slowly creeping in
through to emptiness... to my mind inside

Thirty minutes could...Read More
Categories: back to front, absence, break up, i miss you, loneliness,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Theories of Every Big and Little Thing
Key CapitalistYang/CreolistYin EcoHistoric Concepts

I find a fuzzy irony in this morning’s early search for a new journal notebook, having filled my last from what had been, five years ago, an inconceivably high pile of empty and near-empty notebooks, set-aside for...Read More
Categories: back to front, culture, earth, health, history, political, science, trust,
Form: Prose Poetry
Stay Strong, Find a Way to Live

     stay strong, keep the genie in the bottle
    find a way to live, and before too long

   we'll see, it is not easy
  I have been there and it...Read More
Categories: back to front, addiction, dedication, drink, heartbreak, love, relationship,
Form: Lyric
A Gentleman's Game

Can any here recall my name?
Intoned by plenty years ago,
today I'd say but for a game
they play, not many here may know!

But here I stand and there you sit
and since we're comrades, more or less,
let's have a bit of fun...Read More
Categories: back to front, games, war,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Time Of The Month

Once put my nightie on back to front
Kept backing into walls, what a big dunce
Faced away from the table
Tried to eat, wasn't able
Then wifey asked, “is this your time of the month?”

...Read More
Categories: back to front, humor,
Form: Limerick
I Miss The Way
I miss the way

I miss the way you looked through me, I miss the times so cautiously, the way you briefly smile, reminding me to stay a while, our glances, entrances, our chance is, however brief, with your heart ill...Read More
Categories: back to front, emotions, for her, i miss you, longing,
Form: ABC