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The weatherman predicted warmth
And so I ditched my socks.
I felt a little chill which vanished
After several blocks.

My ankle wore a bracelet which
Had languished, calmly waiting,
Until my foot was sockless
To break free of hibernating.

And as I strolled the sunny streets,
Sans socks but thus adorned,
I thought of my beloved boots,
Now seasonally scorned.

I’ll wear them once again this fall
With socks, I guarantee,
But now I’m just delighted
To be bare beneath the knee!

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 2:49:00 PM
    "Sockless" is also a good way to describe the Phillies offense so far this season. They have been shut out in five games already! As usual Ilene, your work is admirable.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:57:00 AM
    I hope you got a pedicure before you showed those feet. An ugly foot can spoil your lunch or even a light treat. :) I do agree an open toe feels good to wiggle round. But keep em' clean cause, well you know, it's such a dirty ground. Enjoy the freedom ilene. :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Well done. Great poem.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:17:00 PM
    love it love it love it. I go barefoot whenever I can!!

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 3:09:00 AM
    - Ilene, I just love it - well done! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 5:37:00 PM
    Ilene a great rhyme. It put a smile on my face. It's nice to have warmer temperatures, green trees and sun. Thanks for sharing your delightful poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:11:00 PM
    How simply adorable! :) You love anklets, eh? Well, I'll be.....I think they are pretty too! Glad you can wiggle your toes...