Saturday, 19 February 2011

Poets Rally # 38 - THEM DAMN SHOES...!!

Thank you for the invite. Here are the answers to the questions asked before my very first entry. I do hope I'm getting this right....!!  Looking forward to the other entries!

1 - Yes.    2 - Yes.    3 - Yes.    4 - Yes    5 - Yes.    6 - Yes.  7 - Yes.


I've written a piece about we women and our supposed 'obsession' with shoes. I'm sure it'll help men understand what it's all about:


                               Them Damned 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!

31 comments:

00dozo said...

I don't know what your post rally is all about, but this was great! The shoe pic really enhanced your statement about pinchy feet. And, to be honest, you might as well stick those spikes on the inside of any high-heel I'd wear!

Jingle said...

Oh, man!

you are making the entry so profound and beautiful...

Cheers!

love the shoe, and your agreement is super extraordinary.

Cheers.

Thanks for the lovely contribution.

Linn said...

I always look for a really good compromise between comfort and style when it comes to shoes :)
Funny, charming poem! Thanks for sharing it :)

JL Dodge said...

Your shoe poem is so great !! Well done !

Sherry Irvine said...

This is an awesome poem! Every woman would surely understand it. My son was upset that I bought his sister 5 pairs of flipflops - you know the cheap ones....All I told him was "Lesson learned son - NEVER mess with a woman and her shoes" haha...a good piece of advice for men in general.

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Lena said...

What a welcoming start. Thank you, ladies.

belladonna23 said...

from one woman to the nest, YES it's amazing what we put up with...

Brian Miller said...

ha. love the rhyme scheme...yes my wife loves shoes as well...smiles.

The Reason You Come said...

Oh, how true! Heels kill my feet every single time, but I refuse to not wear them!

little hat said...

Lovely. Funny. Clever. As a bloke all I can say is 'ouch' and 'why?' Mind you I don't mind a nice pair of legs in heels but .... I could learn to live without them. I'd need a bit of counselling.

mythopolis said...

This is wonderfully writ. The history of women's shoes would surely be as weighty as Durant's Story of Civilization. I am reminded of Asian women's past history of binding the feet so as to make them small. Humans are peculiar, and I, too have played the fool for a woman in heels. : ) (In fact, it was the eyes that got me most, though.

mythopolis said...

PS Thanks for visiting my site. I have a son who is a drummer, too. In fact, I think he just played Glasgow (he drums for Ben Folds) Your kids sound cool, which makes you cool, too! I also like your music and movie pics! So, keep on truckin'! I am very big into Talking Heads! (What a small world)

torquethis said...

Fantastic! What a fun read.

versebender said...

This is absolutely terrific. Love the flow and the rhymes. Must admit this is a subject that has long mystified my male brain...thanks for the funny education. Vb

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