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Just Two Pairs of Shoes

I have inside my wardrobe many clothes
composed of dresses, blouses, slacks and tops,
and as the number of these items grows,
so does my footwear. Lord, it never stops!

I’m not too good at throwing stuff away
except for things from when I was size nine!
So I can change my outfits day to day.
I love variety. It is divine!

I match accessories and jewelry
with all my clothing with its many hues.
I think I’d suffer from anxiety
without a rather large supply of shoes!

If just two pairs of shoes were all I owned,
I’d somehow have to get them color-cloned!


Aug. 1, 2017 for the Two Pair of Shoes Contest of John Lawless

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Date: 10/19/2017 9:10:00 PM
So you're not only about poetry. There's life to you besides poems. That's great!
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Date: 8/17/2017 8:43:00 AM
Laughing right now, you are so funny.
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Date: 8/6/2017 6:32:00 PM
Great poem, Andrea! I usually wear loafers and sneakers and my brown and black wing tips are gathering dust!
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Date: 8/5/2017 11:26:00 PM
Very sweet sonnet, Andrea.
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Date: 8/5/2017 8:27:00 AM
What a pleasure to read. John has come up with a great contest there. Best of luck with this fab entry.
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Date: 8/4/2017 10:33:00 AM
My cousin and uncle worked in the shoe business. I usually wear loafers since I am a little lazy! You are not Imelda Marcus of the Philippines who owned hundreds of shoes! Please comment on my latest. I am a baseball fan so I wrote this poem
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Date: 8/4/2017 2:18:00 AM
This is a nice one Andrea! All the best in the contest!
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Date: 8/2/2017 5:33:00 PM
A fun sonnet Andrea! Good luck in the contest! -- Dean
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Date: 8/2/2017 2:34:00 PM
Hi Andrea, Great take on the contest theme. I found it to be very relatable as well. Women and there shoes. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-)
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Date: 8/2/2017 6:11:00 AM
Hello Andrea! it's been years since I've been on the soup (or in it) Just happened to see your name and sole filled poem. (couldn't help it) Very good to see and read your poems again. I have a lot of catching up to do reading and getting in touch with old friends. God bless you a bunch. I see by the comments, there's a contest. Goodluck in the contest with this real to life cute poem.. Bob D.
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Date: 8/2/2017 5:32:00 AM
Marvelous Sonnet, well rhymed and read with delight! Good luck dear, Andrea!
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Date: 8/2/2017 5:07:00 AM
OK, Andrea, bring back them shoes you just bought 10 minutes ago lol...the shoe must go on lol...great shoe sonnet...^WW^
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Date: 8/1/2017 7:15:00 PM
That was fun! My sister is the queen of shoes and has tons - me, not so much, after I had to give away all my heels. Good luck in the contest. I read so many fabulous shoe poems for the contest that I am not sure I'll even bother to write one.
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Date: 8/1/2017 6:10:00 PM
Why is it women must have shoes that match something they are wearing?My wife would tell me because men don't care how they look...good luck in the contest
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Date: 8/1/2017 5:26:00 PM
your sonnet made me smile Andrea as I hate to throw things away and if I had just 2 pairs of shoes I too would need a way of colour cloning them = perish the thought but of course we are so lucky we have so much compared to many other people who would be grateful for just one pair!:-( hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/1/2017 5:12:00 PM
Andrea like you I love shoes however, I have such a difficult time finding shoes in my size. I wear a size five but a number of stores sizes start in size six for women. Enjoyed your poem. :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/1/2017 5:16:00 PM
wow, you have small feet like my mom!! I am the average 7. However, I somehow got to 7.5 but my left feet has gotten even bigger than the right, so I am always struggling to find shoes because I actually need two different sizes!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/1/2017 5:16:00 PM
oops, I meant left FOOT but now we know where the saying "two left feet" comes from.
Date: 8/1/2017 4:51:00 PM
A different color each day....A lovely sonnet Andrea... hugs
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:45:00 PM
Ha ha Andrea! Do you really have a lot of shoes? I wouldn't have guessed that you would have that many! I on the other hand have several pair. I have two black pairs of shoes, a khaki pair of shoes, and old pair of shoes, and a new pair of sneakers...that's all. And they all hurt except for the old pair (Of course!) Your poem was exquisite, I really loved reading it this fine afternoon (I had a nap today!) What a fun piece this one was to read and I bet to write as well! Great Work!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/1/2017 5:19:00 PM
I would guesstimate that I have at least 30 pairs, more if I count boots!! Half those pairs are worn. But I keep wearing them to match certain clothes. When they become terribly ragged looking, I then throw them out!!
Date: 8/1/2017 3:43:00 PM
A well written sonnet this is for the contest Andrea! :)
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Date: 8/1/2017 1:32:00 PM
I grew up not having any shoes in summer. We went barefoot. We got new shoes once a year to last the school year. I remember burning the bottoms of my feet on the hot Fresno asphalt and I soaked them in vinegar to help the pain. I promised myself when I grew up I would always have a spare pair of shoes. I kept that promise and I love having shoes. Your poem made me recall those meager days. I enjoyed your entry very much! : )
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/1/2017 5:20:00 PM
I love going barefoot (except on asphalt of course) and in my house I am normally barefoot. I am VERY hard on shoes, maybe because I walk with large strides very fast. I don't know why I wear out shoes so much. That is another reason I have so many pairs. I wear them out too quickly!!
Date: 8/1/2017 12:15:00 PM
- So nice, Andrea !
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Date: 8/1/2017 12:02:00 PM
Sooo clever! Trouble is, I can so relate!
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Date: 8/1/2017 11:39:00 AM
Those would be two lovely pairs! Can you invent them, dear poet! <3
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/1/2017 5:21:00 PM
Hmmm, I need to team up with a clever scientist to finally invent something!