The Shoes

Those shoes

ridiculous on everyone

Those shoes

Smell of thousands of feet

Those shoes

So perfectly slippery

Those shoes

Those multicolored shoes

Seemed so stupid

Those shoes

Seemed so gross to me

Until you said

These shoes

Make you part of something

These shoes

Are an instant community

These shoes

Have been worn by many

These shoes

Will be worn by many more

These shoes

Connect you with the world

These shoes

Connect you to me

These shoes

Make everybody ridiculous

These shoes

Make people laugh

These shoes

Draw people closer

Now, with these shoes,

Let’s bowl



Filed under Free Verse

14 responses to “The Shoes

  1. Ha! You had me all along. Good job. Thanks for the chuckle, Aynsley.

  2. so great you are ! nice poem!!i like it !thank you for your shareing!

  3. Thought provoking piece…the last line was great. Excellent poem.

  4. Hema

    The suspense was on till the end. Well written! Loved it!

  5. I think we’ve all thought these thoughts, but you put them into words nicely. Well done!

  6. shoes make a world class community, smart and true words,
    Thanks for sharing..

    you rock.

  7. Leo

    LOL 😀 I agree with Jamie. You kept the suspense up beautifully! Loved it! 🙂

    A Poetic World – My Potluck Post

  8. Those shoes… connect you with the world and with me.. ,lovely thoughts.. I enjoyed it till the end which was really a surprise ending…

    Thanks for joining in the poetry potluck this week, which I hosted for the first time this week….

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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