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This work has reached the exceptional level
about palindromes--they can be read forward or back
God Nate Bit a Tibetan Dog by Joan E.
 Category:  Humor Poetry
  Posted: April 30, 2013      Views: 303

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Having taught French for seven years, Joan E. went back to graduate school for a Master's degree in Public Administration. She used it in administrative positions at various universities and the Getty Museum and then spent the last fifteen year - more...

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"God Nate Bit a Tibetan Dog"

Some are right at home
With the palindrome
Not I--it drives me daft
Something I cannot craft

I am not "drawn inward"
To seek its own reward
How does the mind perceive
And not disbelieve

The mirror image
In this baggage
Even with "some memos"
I begin to doze

Find myself in a daze
Over such a phrase
As "no tie it on"
Or "not a baton"

I think I'm missing the "trapeze part"
To create this special form of art
I'd need a "bursitis rub"
If I chose to join this club


Author Notes
"Civic" is an example of a palindrome--it's the same word in either direction. My husband asked for my help in doing a recent crossword puzzle involving the phrases quoted above, which are also palindromes. It did not take much nudging to try to capture them in a poem! Hope you had some fun with this lighthearted romp.
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