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All In the Name of Style

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All In the Name of Style

All in the Name of Style

By Elton Camp

No male would ever endure submission 
To his foot in a plantar-flexed position

Wearing shoes with four-inch heels
Willingly enduring how bad it feels

So that his gastrocnemius has grown short
Meaning normal walking it does thwart

The tibialis anterior and soleus activated
With results that will come to be hated

It’s stiff the Achilles’ tendon has become
Because to style he unwisely did succumb 

Female folly shoe choice does betray
So she always falls when she runs away

Writing a sexist poem I have tried
One whose truth cannot be denied

For doing it, I may get some heat
But I don’t have corns on my feet

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  1. Date: 6/28/2013 11:01:00 AM
    ha! very cleverly expressed! (i wear flats!)

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    Date: 6/28/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My wife does the same. However, my mother wore high heels every working day throughout her long career. Even when I was a child, I recall her suffering from damaged feet, but she wouldn't abandon the heels. Elton