My Shoes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 07, 2016

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Submitted: September 07, 2016



I've walked with them for hundreds of miles,
across the towns and countryside. They've
carried dust, sand, mud and nails.

People have seen me walking with them;
seeing my shoes and I age with time. Now
they look torn and saggy.

Methinks that if my shoes could talk,
they would write a true story about me:
the heartbreak I experienced in mid fall,
during a nature trail;
the first time I got a driving license;
many times my book manuscript was rejected
by publishers;
the first time I got a kiss right;
number of times I visited a counselor....

Now the shoes stick in a shoe rack,
reminding me of my youth.

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