Walk a Mile

Written by: Richard Lamoureux

I put on your shoes
Tried to walk a mile
Sadly they were way to tight
I felt an old nail digging into my soul
I tried loosening the laces
However the knots were way too tight
Pain coursed through my body with each step
I walked through a puddle
Water poured through the holes
I became chilled to the bone

I stared at my sore feet
These had been lovely shoes at one time
Shining with such possibility
Now they have been scuffed 
Neglected
Walked through the mud
Left out in the cold
Cracked
Hardened
The protection they offered
Has long gone away

So I wonder
Is it not time
For a new pair of shoes