Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Them Damn Shoes

              Them Damn Shoes 

Huge heels, buckled tight, squashed digits, micro light.
Skinny styles with taper tips, biting on your bottom lip.
Glarey reds, electric blue, matching clutch bag - earrings too!
Running shoes with miles of lacing, throbbing hot with raw abrasions.

Ankle straps, kitten heels, not as comfy as they feel.
Platform soles and knocking knees, twisted ankle guaranteed!

The leather look is really plastic, held on with some loose elastic.
Slinging back and cutting in, can't feel where your toes begin!

Trusting shoes with built-in calk? Still impossible to walk.
Pumps which state that you're quite hep, come flying off with your next step!
Pretty canvas, jelly beans, fray away your boot-kick jeans.
Seasoned shoes all bold and clumpy, hell for leather, getting grumpy

Cool espadrilles in the breeze, leave lace marks right up to the knees!
Going retro with some Kickers, further back for winklepickers!
Loads of girls with pretty faces, wear Uggly boots to many places.
Thigh high boots for kinky nights, make sure they are tad too tight.

Peep toes for the well-to-do's. Valentino - Jimmy Choo's?
Wellingtons for muddy fans, get as mucky as you can!
 Blisters, corns, skin that's chaffing, now who is the one that's laughing?
Weeping sores and toes all crushed, buff that suede up with a brush!

Out we go, to shop again, for our misery and pain.
But girls alone (we always choose) put up with everything for shoes!


Brian Miller said...

ha. nice....sounds like my wife's closet...thanks for dropping in today...curious, who did you find me...

and yes, i always respond to comments...

Stafford Ray said...

Lena, thanks for visiting my blog and for the comments... interested me in finding you. Now, this might sound like BS to you because you come across as very astute, and having two drummers in the famuily and remain sane (I have one) puts you in the category of Job. By the way, it is 'cork' you were looking for.
Your blog is the funniest I have seen and your poem chock full of hilarious flash backs. Loved it.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

You're in a poetic mood today huh?

Loved this! What a fun piece. :)

Annie said...

You must have a closet full of shoes; you seem to know them very well. :-)

Gillian said...

the pain we endure for beauty. I love all my heels

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hey love the poem! And very true too.

I love me boots I do. Or from many moons ago me Docs. Dont really do high heels very often though. Although do actually own a very comfy pair from primark no less!


Dr. Heckle said...

I feel the same way about bratwurst.

Lyn said...

Very clever ..I've had them all too. Lucky to have escaped being bound like ancient Chinese..
Just want to walk barefoot on the beach today..dream on!!
Thanks for finding my blog, ..now I have yours...good!!

Lena said...

Brian - thanks! The poem was originally meant for Magpie Tales 16, but alas was never finished in time.

I'm visiting blogs belonging to Magpie Tailers to see what else we get up to!

Stafford - Your own posts tickle me. We have similar senses of humour! I plan to do an 'archive' job on you this weekend!

Darcy - The poem was originally meant for the new writing group I've joined but I was late in submitting it, so whapped it up here! Normal Lena service will be resuming shortly! lol

Annie - To be honest, my daughter and her vast collection of shoes influenced the prompt pic!

Gillian - I'd love to go over 3 inches again but it dodgy these days!

Mummy Boo - I'm a huge Primark fan, too. Most of my canvas shoes are from there!

Dr.Heckle - it's nice to know we're on the same shoe/sausage wavelength!

Lyn - It's a pleasure!

Anonymous said...

i love your blog and stupidly dont know how to reply to the comments you leave for me, but THANKS so mch
the married guy I LOVE, what is the point

peep toes are always great,
but high heel wellies are in

Ed Pilolla said...

this is fun. the pain, the endurance of the pain for the glamour. love dem boots:)

chiccoreal said...

Dear Lena:Excellent poem! I love it! Absolutely captivating; and funny! This shoe have been in Willows Magpie about shoes! You have talent and imagination; brilliant! Wonderful!

Jingle said...


Happy Friday..
Thank you for commenting on my magpie tale!