By Cornelius Eady
As it has been proven in the laboratory,
An empty pair of dance shoes
Will sit on the floor like a wart
Until it is given a reason to move.
There are many reasons why we choose our shoes, athletics, dress, work, vanity. I bet if you looked at your collection of shoes you could remember where and why you bought each pair.
By Charles Simic
Shoes, secret face of my inner life:
Two gaping toothless mouths,
Two partly decomposed animal skins
Smelling of mice nests.
My brother and sister who died at birth
Continuing their existence in you,
Guiding my life
Toward their incomprehensible innocence.
Today's challenge is to write about shoes. It could be a favorite pair, hated pair, your father's shoes, mother's shoes. Just go wherever your shoes take you.
As always make your poem a new one, post it on Mr. Linky, and read the work of your fellow poets.
I love this prompt, Susie! I'm not a huge fan of shoes myself - I used to walk around barefoot when I was a teenager and now I only love my Doc Marten boots and my slippers. But my daughter's shoes - I can write about them!
Absolutely loved this prompt❤️ Sharing my poem "Espadrille." Thank you Susie for the lovely opportunity; this one's for you!!❤️
Lots of love,
A very nice prompt; i posted
Have a nice day
Good morning everyone! My husband and I are out on the road with our music friend Mike Zito. Thank you so much for writing for my prompt. I will catch up with reading and writing for it myself when I get back home next week.
Thanks, Susie. I am ridding us of spam links here.
Susie, for a 75-year old granny, mine is a bit racy!!!
Your prompt has left me grinning, Susie. Thank you!
You removed my link and I am not sure why. It was no spam. Just a different take on shoes that the picture prompted me to write.
If you do not like the prose, I have a poetry in the beginning.. Do let me know as I really love this forum and wonder what went wrong with my post :(
I can write a standalone poem for this prompt as well.
The Imaginary Garden is primarily a poetry site and any prose linked up is Flash Fiction. It is not a place to promote your fashion blog. Such links will be removed. You are more than welcome to post a stand alone poem, however.
For our daughter's first trip over seas, she is asking for new shoes...a couple pairs, really! My husband has made a running joke that she'll need a new pair for every new place she goes now!
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