Reversed it's raw, like a wound or sore. Forward march, it opens more. Two can play, others join; gather up crown and coin. One side falls, the other rises; plotting points, compromises. Winner takes up the matter, gaining from the losing latter. Back and forth opinions swing as people watch everything. Hate gets it 'round the bend, love brings it to an end.
What am I referring to? Stop by Wednesday for the answer.
I gave you a clue!