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    Wasn't sure which section to put this in but anyways

    What is the technique called when you make a poem and if you read it backwards (the lines not the words) it has a whole other meaning? Here is an example, the only one I have seen, which I wanted to share.... NOT MADE BY ME, and would love to find more of these somehow

    Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed



    I am part of a lost generation
    and I refuse to believe that
    I can change the world
    I realize this may be a shock but
    “Happiness comes from within.”
    is a lie, and
    “Money will make me happy.”
    So in 30 years I will tell my children
    they are not the most important thing in my life
    My employer will know that
    I have my priorities straight because
    work
    is more important than
    family
    I tell you this
    Once upon a time
    Families stayed together
    but this will not be true in my era
    This is a quick fix society
    Experts tell me
    30 years from now, I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
    I do not concede that
    I will live in a country of my own making
    In the future
    Environmental destruction will be the norm
    No longer can it be said that
    My peers and I care about this earth
    It will be evident that
    My generation is apathetic and lethargic
    It is foolish to presume that
    There is hope.

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    I don't know much about poetry, but I do recall studying Rebecca Paul's I am the Perfect Me​, and the technique you're looking for is called 'reverse poetry'.
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