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If the Shoe Fits

You read or hear some words and think
“That isn’t very flattering;”
But then your heart is on the brink
Of pittering and pattering.

For possibly, those sentiments
Contain a little clue
That give you just the slightest sense
They might apply to you.

Perhaps you’re being paranoid
Or worried without cause;
It’s easier to just avoid
Those words with fangs and claws.

But sometimes you just have to shrug
And flash a grin and bear it,
‘Cause even if it’s kinda snug,
If that shoe fits – then wear it!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:33:00 PM
    I love these poems of yours with a message. You are able to work in an appropriate idiom into each of your poems with ease. This is another wonderful poem you have written.

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Ha ha, I personally prefer to go barefoot.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Owning what is only yours is not always our choice. So if by chance the mirror don't lie. You won't want to rejoice. But if someone has nerve to say what others dare not do. The best that we can ever do is be glad that their not you. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Ilene...a very nice poem and I know what you mean...but you are nothing but sweet.....:-) negative things are a waste of life.....:-)

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Great words Ilene, it really doesn't matter what people think or do not think. Each iof us is unique and must do things in our own way. I love your poetry. As I have said so many times I adore rhythm and flow. This is how I was taught that poetry should be when I was at school...Peter

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:07:00 PM
    I was expecting to see something describing Cinderella. However, I see that is not the case. Great descriptiveness and rhyming as usual, Ilene.

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 1:04:00 PM
    - Yes, it's true - well written Ilene!! - Wishing you a beautiful weekend ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)