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Two Pairs of Shoes

Two pairs of shoes beside the bed.
Mine are tiny, his large instead.

His are steel toed, sandals are mine.
His dull and dark, but mine have shine.

Opposites yes, just like our shoes.
When I'm happy, he has the blues.

My secret to brighten his mood...
A large rare steak, his kind of food.

I like the soaps, he likes the news.
When I watch mine, he takes a snooze.

I can't stand to see people die...
Watching his news just makes me cry.

Even though, we might have a fight
Love keeps us together all night.

And each night when we go to sleep.
Two pairs of shoes, company keep!

11-17-17




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Date: 1/8/2019 9:01:00 PM
Hi Connie, this is such a beautiful little gem that has flowed from the nib of your golden pen. Emotions put so simply and yet they paint such strong visions. You have written from the heart and your words touch the heart of the reader. Has to be a fave. Love the content. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/9/2019 12:54:00 AM
I am so happy you like this poem Mike. It is a simple one but I am fond of it. Thank you so much for the fave. I hope you are having a great week. : ) xxoo
Date: 8/28/2017 3:48:00 PM
great poem!
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Date: 8/28/2017 4:48:00 AM
Hi Connie, wondering how youre keeping. Have you heards from Cay Cay yet? I dig your poem. Its speaks volumes yet beautiful in its simplicity.
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Date: 8/22/2017 12:51:00 AM
This is so touching Connie. It's amazing the sentimental value shoes hold and your talent to give them 'life' is just beautiful. Congratulations on the POTD honour, so deserving.
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Date: 8/20/2017 5:46:00 PM
soupmail
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Date: 8/20/2017 5:45:00 PM
Did this one not win? It's so good and I have to tell you, I was looking over best new poems, and it's pretty high up on the list. I see also it got a POTD. BIG congrats.
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Date: 8/22/2017 2:14:00 AM
No Andrea, it got an N/A...but I am very happy with the POTD! Thank you my friend. : )
Date: 8/13/2017 6:08:00 PM
I loved the poem, but took time to find the author, as it was omitted on poem of the day on Friday 04 August. It is a keeper. Blessings, Vivien
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Date: 8/13/2017 8:19:00 PM
Oh thank you Vivien. It didn't make the short winner's list, but having it honored as POTD makes up for it! I am happy you think it is a keeper! : )
Date: 8/11/2017 12:27:00 PM
I can relate to your poem of two shoes under the bed. love phyl soup mail
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Date: 8/11/2017 2:19:00 PM
I was busy with family past few days. Thank you and I just got back to answer your soup mail. : )
Date: 8/9/2017 7:19:00 PM
Thanks for your comment on 'Dear Jupiter'. I am honored. "Two pairs..."- I like where you took this. I relate with this. Congrats on your POTD.
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Date: 8/10/2017 2:03:00 AM
Thank you much Curtis. Today is my husband's birthday. We took our shoes out to the restaurant with us to celebrate. They are resting now side by side. : )
Date: 8/9/2017 10:48:00 AM
Very touching write Connie, this contest prompt never brought anything to mind, but glad you got POTD anyway, very enjoyable read!
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Date: 8/9/2017 2:59:00 PM
Thank you very much John. I got some great comments on this poem and I was very happy it was honored with POTD. : )
Date: 8/9/2017 9:17:00 AM
So sweetly your lives together is protrayed here Connie. Best of luck in the contest.
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 8/9/2017 6:27:00 PM
Well done!! You deserve it Connie.
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Date: 8/9/2017 2:55:00 PM
Thank you Jean. This didn't make the winning list but I was very pleased that it was honored with POTD! : )
Date: 8/9/2017 8:01:00 AM
A lot of people relate
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2017 2:56:00 PM
Opposites never get bored with each other, that's for sure. Thank you Hannah! : )
Date: 8/6/2017 1:14:00 PM
What a wonderful love poem in the two pairs of shoes.. Well done ,Connie!!! :)
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Date: 8/7/2017 11:28:00 AM
Thank you very much Aiyah. ; )
Date: 8/5/2017 9:25:00 PM
seems like you have written about my wife and me, especially the news part of your poem
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Date: 8/6/2017 3:23:00 AM
A lot of gals feel that way. Thank you Frederic. : )
Date: 8/5/2017 7:54:00 PM
wow, Connie, this is so much like me and Joe too. I LOVE this one. It's always hard for me to get on this guy's winner list. I hope at least one of us makes it!!! Crossing my fingers for ya!!
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Date: 8/6/2017 3:22:00 AM
Thank you Andrea. Even if I don't make his list I am very satisfied as this was POTD August 4th Andrea. I'm glad you like it. ; )
Date: 8/5/2017 7:25:00 PM
A lovely tribute with delightful metaphor!
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Date: 8/5/2017 7:32:00 PM
Thank you very much James. Wish I had more time to read but I have been very busy this summer. Hugs, Connie
Date: 8/5/2017 1:10:00 PM
Wow...your take on the theme is so out of the box. I can't even think of something like this. Amazing job, Connie.
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Date: 8/5/2017 7:33:00 PM
A great compliment from you Afzal. It is much appreciated my friend. Thank you much! : )
Date: 8/5/2017 8:25:00 AM
Love the thought behind this one, and really enjoy the metaphor. Lovely words.
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Date: 8/5/2017 7:28:00 PM
Thank you Scott. I love shoes as I had so few growing up, so I came up with this. : )
Date: 8/5/2017 6:27:00 AM
Congrats Connie! Well done!
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Date: 8/5/2017 7:27:00 PM
Thank you much Vijay! : )
Date: 8/5/2017 2:26:00 AM
This is creative in thought and lovely in content, Connie! Congrats on p.o.t.d.!! Regards // paul
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Date: 8/5/2017 4:40:00 PM
Thank you very much Paul. I guess I live totally outside the box Paul, as I once wrote a poem about my toe that won first place. I appreciate that others are enjoying this simple little poem that I have kind of turned into a love story. ; )
Date: 8/5/2017 12:31:00 AM
This is excellent writing, Connie, a loving relationship so nicely explained:) congratulations on POTD:)
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Date: 8/5/2017 4:36:00 PM
Thank you very much Jo. My husband and I are so opposite, yet we seek the same goals in life and we are never bored with each other. What does one write about Shoes? ; )
Date: 8/4/2017 10:30:00 PM
Simply all rather lovely. Like Jonathan Livingstone Seagull said: Keep working on love, Fletch...keep working on love. And then he was gone! Beautifully espoused, Connie...beautifully espoused. :) john
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Date: 8/5/2017 4:07:00 PM
Gosh John, I read that book so long go, maybe in '71, I don't remember much of it but being true to yourself and forgiveness. Thank you for your insight into the meaning of my simple little poem John. So nice to hear from you. I appreciate the visit. : )
Date: 8/4/2017 9:23:00 PM
This is so nicely done, Connie, . Congratulations on POTD ~*
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/4/2017 10:23:00 PM
Thank you Eve. I feel like a kid in a candy store....there are so many great poems to read. : )
Date: 8/4/2017 8:23:00 PM
Congrats on poem of the day and good luck in contest. Loved reading it's beautiful and sweet and made me think of my hubby.
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Date: 8/4/2017 9:14:00 PM
Thank you Alesia....all I could think of for this contest was his and her shoes. Glad you liked it : )
Date: 8/4/2017 7:03:00 PM
Hi Connie, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was most definitely well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/4/2017 8:51:00 PM
Thank you so much Alexis. I tried to make a poem about two pairs of shoes interesting. : )
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