Katie Hart Smith

(Swept is a reverse poem. What is a reverse poem? These poems mean one thing when read from top to bottom, but the meaning or sentiment changes when you read each line in reverse order, last line to first.)


Life, it can sweep you off your feet
When you least expect it
Knocking you
Pushing you
Finding uncomfortable and dark places
Getting swept away, swept up with the crowd
Push away
Avoid hurt, pain
Take it all in
Beautiful and precious moments, forever fleeting
Like sand through your hands
Fall. Fail.
Don't feel
When you least expect it
Life, it can sweep you off your feet

Let life sweep you off your feet. Learn to appreciate each other, seeing and valuing each other from different perspectives. Find the beautiful and precious moments with your family and friends this holiday season.

I want to wish you and your families the happiest of holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from my family to yours.
~ Many Blessings, Katie.

About Katie Hart Smith
“Words, written or spoken, have power.” Katie Hart Smith’s column, “From the Heart,” touches the heart, inspires, entertains, and speaks to one’s heart and soul. With over 20 years of experience, Smith has written for a wide array of audiences. Her historical fiction novels, Hope Never Rests and Aspirations of the Heart, have been placed in the Governor’s Mansion Library by Georgia’s First Lady, Sandra Deal. To learn more about this Southern author, visit www. katiehartsmith.com.