Rainy Day Shoes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: The House of Poetry


Rainy day shoes 

 

Sometimes I feel like I’m suffocating 

Slowly drowning in the shallows I’ve been wading 

 

Like someone pulled the plug on my fun and I got caught in the currents. 

 

Sometimes I feel like I’m expiring

Time stamped on my forehead 

A date worth desiring 

 

Some days I just don’t want to be happy 

 

Wake up with a fake smile in my latte cup

Drink up 

Day drink 

Can’t sleep

Wanna fall apart

Don’t speak 

Cease to exist

And blow away with the breeze 

 

...Mondays 

They’re for the birds 

Every one has me feeling like I’m perpetually two thirds

Like a piece is missing 

Goodbye kissing 

Always losing 

Never winning 

 

Second rate 

Fifteenth place 

I heard the shot 

And froze in place 

 

Concrete shoes 

Made for running 

But it’s okay 

Because she’s stunning 

 

Hide the flaws 

Beneath a coat of fake paint 

Face paint 

Hide your fears

Dry your tears 

pretend you’re a saint 

 

You’ve got to be okay 

 

Not a cloud in sight 

But somehow overcast grey 

You know what they say 

Can’t get a rainbow 

Without a downpour of rain 

 

Boots. I need boots. 

 

Vibrant yellow

Perfect for perpetually rainy fellows 

 

It’s 10 am and I’m over today 

This poem won’t end

And I’ve got a headache 

 

 

 

....Yay


Submitted: December 21, 2020

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Bert Broomberg

I enjoyed reading this. Well done.

Tue, December 22nd, 2020 2:54pm

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