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What a Tale I'd Tell

If I could just use my tongue, oh what a tale I'd tell
   One filled with your neglect, that's made my life hell

You've worn me out; you've filled me with holes
   There's a gash in my side; nails stick out of my soles

You get me all dirty; then you throw me around
   You flood me with rain; I'm so damp I could drown

When you take me off, you toss me aside
   Are you ashamed of me?  Should I run and hide?

Well, I shall get even with you, my ex-friend
   I'll pinch you in the sides, in the front, in the end

When you need me to shine for a special affair
   I'll show all my scuffs and scratches, you'd better beware

And if you go to get new shoes, that'll be your death knell
   No one'll sell you a pair, the way your feet will smell

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/21/2018 12:36:00 PM
Hi Gershon, One of the wittiest, cleverest, humorous, great, beautiful poems I have read on poetry soup - I love funny, and hidden humour, though really evident, and truth only revealed only at the end. Fabulous, awesome! Well done Gershon. Best wishes, Jennifer.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/21/2018 1:16:00 PM
Gosh. I am overwhelmed. Can't believe I deserve even half of what you wrote, but I believe you to be a person of complete integrity, so I will accept it wholeheartedly at face value. Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback, and may you enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season! ~ Gershon
Date: 12/21/2018 7:29:00 AM
very creative...my zombie soles are great loafers
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/21/2018 1:14:00 PM
As long as they can still hustle when you need to move fast! Season's best! ~ Gershon
Date: 12/20/2018 10:02:00 PM
Oh, I just love the vengeance these soles seek to wreak upon your ungrateful feet.. I truly enjoyed the feisty spirit of your awesome poem, Gershon. Great personification! Warmest wishes for happy holidays, my dear friend.. ~Susan
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/21/2018 1:13:00 PM
"Feisty" -- you have penetrated to my essence, Susan. That's about what I am these days … My feet are even more so, I'm afraid … Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season. ! ~ Gershon
Date: 12/20/2018 9:03:00 PM
The revenges of the soles... a most entertaining tale, Gershon. Well done.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/21/2018 1:11:00 PM
Thank you for the feedback on this one, Line. I really had no expectations whatsoever when I posted it. Best always, Gershon