Really Awful Loss of Two Old Friends

‘Twas in July two years ago
That I let everybody know
How shoes of mine had let me down,
And caused a fall upon my crown.

Well, after that, what could I do
But buy a shoe glue that’s named ‘Shoe’,
Then stuck and clamped the whole sole fast
To make the shoes yet longer last.

This ritual I did lots more
Since then, for I those shoes adore;
The family do not approve —
The soles lawn doggy-dos remove!

But I have worn those shoes again,
In winter, summer, storm and rain,
Although they may not look too neat
They really feel good on the feet.

The re-re-re-repaired shoes


At last, though, I admit defeat
De-feet of shoes must be complete;
Too great a feat to fix, I know,
But feature tears to see them go!

© August 2018 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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22 Responses to Really Awful Loss of Two Old Friends

  1. “Old shoes on better than new shoes off” old English saying


  2. 😳 there’s worn out and there’s absolutely worn out, these fit the latter category 😁


  3. Debra says:

    You don’t give up easily! No once can accuse you of being a spend-thrift! 🙂


  4. Widdershins says:

    I understand completely. They have served well … I wear my shoes until they are beyond repair too.


  5. themofman says:

    I get attached to my old sneakers too.


  6. I think they still look bootiful.

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  7. Arkenaten says:

    So … you gave your shoes the boot?

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  8. Sue W says:

    Although you’ve managed to weather this decrepit old leather and they look as though they’ve done their best, I think you should pick them up, say goodbye and lay them out to rest!

    Couldn’t do any better than this!


  9. disperser says:

    Take sole-ce in their sole having gone to a better place . . . and I hope a worthy replacement you will find; one with lots of sole.


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