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Goodbye, high heels: Something replaceable

Goodbye, high heels. You made me look
Professional with suit and book
Or sexy in a tango dress
Alas, my toe joints are a mess.
It seems so shallow to mourn shoes,
But really, this gives me the blues
Because it means that I resign
To this unfortunate decline
That’s permanent and has no cure.
The shoes must go; I won’t endure
With every step a stabbing pain –
I am too old to be that vain.
Orthotics fit my hiking boots;
They don’t go with my dressy suits,
But I’m just glad I can still hike
And climb and do the things I like.
So even if I’m feeling torn,
The high heeled shoes, just barely worn,
Will go to Goodwill - every pair! -
And I'll find something else to wear.

3/12/2017
For contest Something replaceable
Sponsored by Julia Ward

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Date: 7/24/2018 10:41:00 PM
May they rest in peace. Well penned, Agnes. Moving on.
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Date: 4/2/2017 11:36:00 AM
This is so cute.. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 4/1/2017 10:47:00 PM
Awesome pen Agnes! I am presently getting rid of all my shoes n' boots with any heal since I've discovered custom zero drop... love this write! Congrats on win dear! xomo
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Date: 3/28/2017 8:09:00 PM
I don't think I read a great many of the entries in this contest but I DO recall really liking YOURS, Agnes. Congrats on your very well deserved win.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 8:21:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea.
Date: 3/28/2017 2:46:00 PM
Congrats on the contest win, Agnes.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 3:12:00 PM
Thanks, Ray.
Date: 3/28/2017 2:38:00 PM
Excellent response to the prompt. I feel the same way. Last time I wore heels was to my son's wedding 16 years ago. By the evening reception, I was miserable and went barefooted. Great read, Agnes, congratulations.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 3:12:00 PM
Thanks, Reason :)
Date: 3/28/2017 2:19:00 PM
Back to congratulate you Agnes...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 3:12:00 PM
Thanks, Charlie.
Date: 3/28/2017 10:51:00 AM
Very nice, Agnes, never wore them felt like I was going to fall.... congratulations on your win..... ~*
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 3:11:00 PM
Thanks, Eve.
Date: 3/28/2017 9:42:00 AM
Congrats, Agnes!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 3:11:00 PM
Thanks, Kim.
Date: 3/28/2017 7:46:00 AM
A delightful poem that flows so well! Just goes to show that with superb creative skills an ordinary theme can scale lofty heights.A thoroughly enjoyable read! Congrats !
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Julia Ward
Date: 3/28/2017 12:12:00 PM
"Ordinary" referred to the high heels *subject*, not to my contest *theme*. (Checked with Sushma A. Singh.)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 8:27:00 AM
Thanks for your kind words, Sushma.
Date: 3/28/2017 6:57:00 AM
Congrats, Agnes!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 8:27:00 AM
Thanks, Greg.
Date: 3/28/2017 5:46:00 AM
This was nicely done for my contest, a contest where only three pulled off what I wanted. Six entries were completely trollish, as far away from the subject as they could possibly be, and 26 others did not address what I wanted, (or made mistakes), despite the rules and reminders. // Well done for sticking with the subject, Agnes, and for your well deserved trophy! Julia, :)
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Julia Ward
Date: 3/28/2017 11:26:00 AM
:) You wrote the poem very well, the "replaceable" theme being brought out in the last line for maximum effect.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/28/2017 8:19:00 AM
Thank you very much for the trophy, Julia - I am so glad you liked my poem.
Date: 3/14/2017 9:28:00 PM
Love your sense of humor Agnes, I enjoy making people laugh and will submit some of my humorous poems soon, well written.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:29:00 PM
Thank you for your visit, Cecilia. I don't write humorous poems very often, but they're fun.
Date: 3/13/2017 6:31:00 PM
Loved this. I'm glad you gave those pesky heels away, who needs the pain?
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:32:00 PM
Thanks, Maria.
Date: 3/13/2017 11:31:00 AM
This would be hilarious if it wasn't so painful, best wishes in the contest Agnes...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:32:00 PM
Thanks, Charlie.
Date: 3/13/2017 3:29:00 AM
Nice one, Agnes. Perfect for the contest, hope this does well. I'm glad high heels haven't found their way into mens' fashion.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:31:00 PM
Thanks, Ray. Yes, consider yourselves blessed, guys.
Date: 3/13/2017 3:20:00 AM
took those stilettos off years ago, agnes...right on the mark with this splendid theme!..huggs
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:31:00 PM
Thanks, nette. I never wore heels very often, but liked them once in a while.
Date: 3/13/2017 1:19:00 AM
A wonderful take on the contest, Agnes. Best of luck. T.J
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:30:00 PM
Thanks, T.J
Date: 3/12/2017 8:33:00 PM
Love it!! I remember when I had to wear high heels for a Navy inspection, not something I typically wear at all. I thought it was so unfair. Let the sailors wear them I say!!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/14/2017 9:30:00 PM
Thanks, Kim. I'd like to see guys try them.
Date: 3/12/2017 7:55:00 PM
oh I really can relate with this one. I too had to give up beautiful sexy heels when I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at a fairly young age. Still in my early 40's Oh i wanted to weep becuase I loved how they made my legs look. This was an awesome way to do the contest.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/12/2017 8:03:00 PM
Sorry to hear about your disease. Actually, I was cleaning out my closet and had the hardest time to get rid of the shoes, so I decided maybe I feel better if I write about it - and only afterwards I realized that this might fit the contest if I make some minor tweaks.
Date: 3/12/2017 6:34:00 PM
Tim will tell you, I can really really relate to this one! and no I never had high heels!! LOL But have heel problems, you realize how precious walking is!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/12/2017 8:04:00 PM
I know, right? One takes feet for granted, until there is something wrong.
Date: 3/12/2017 6:11:00 PM
Comfort is definitely the way to go...terrific poem Agnes
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 3/12/2017 8:04:00 PM
Thanks, Tim. Comfort all the way.