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Old Shoes

After your phone call I began to think
a lot about old shoes, you know the kind.
They're in the back corner, behind the sink,
or in the closet, out of sight and mind.
The lined up new shoes all bright and snazzy
take up the most room but don't feel that good.
The logic is lame, thought process hazy,
that comfort and care are trumped by a mood
that says comment and appearance is all,
that it is better to break an ankle,
that it is better to take a hard fall,
than to be warm, protected and thankful.
Old shoes, good enough for around the home,
but hopeful, always, to be worn to roam.

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  1. Date: 1/31/2010 10:06:00 AM
    With courage, those comfortable shoes could be worn out... I'm not talking about getting holes in them. I'm talking about going shopping or out to eat. And then enters Fashion! Very good write, Ahellas (are you named after the country by the same name (Greece?). I enjoyed reading your work today. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 8:57:00 AM
    I like this very much Ahellas!! Goes to my favs. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 7:15:00 AM
    very interesting simile and perspective in this free verse, Ahellas! enjoyed it. Robert