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My shoes

The shoes on my feet are old, worn and tattered 
I’ve walked  hundreds of  miles in them 
They have been through a lot and are beaten and battered 
But they are my shoes.

Sometimes they hurt my feet 
And when I step in puddles, 
its not a very nice treat..
But they are my shoes

The soles have started to come loose at the seams
and when I walk I can feel it flap as it  hits the ground 
Maybe a new pair of shoes is what that might deem.
But they are my shoes.

They haven’t been clean since I don’t know when
I could wash them I am sure, 
but some how it would take something away from them.
But they are my shoes 

When I put them on and walk out the door 
they never question where I might go 
they just silently accept it and so much more.
They are my shoes.

They have kept my travels a secret 
took many, many beatings 
and haven’t betrayed me yet 
They are my shoes 

I see people look at my feet all the time
I am sure they wonder why I haven’t tossed them yet 
But to me they are comfortable and fine.
They are my shoes

Don’t judge me because of my worn and tattered shoes 
you haven’t walked where I have walked
or been where they have taken me, trust me I’ve paid my dues 
These are my shoes.

And I will throw them out 
when and how I choose 

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  1. Date: 2/21/2009 6:13:00 PM
    Rebecca, great poem! We get such comfort in "old, worn and tattered" shoes. This poem carried a special message for me because I was recently forced to set aside my comfy moccasins and wear shoes that have more support. I sure do miss thos moccasins, though! As long as your feet aren't hurting, keep wearing those old shoes. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/11/2008 8:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Karen's contest Rebecca. Excellent writing. Love, Carol