Walk a mile in my Wardrobe (Prose)

2013-04-28 16.36.00

there are thongs – no get your mind out of that
gutter – they are flip flops
is that what ‘youall’ say?
not the plastic blister between toes kind
but leather, if you hardly mind
there are brown boots low heeled, for riding
scuffed and worn ~ I look the part (I think)
as I gallop up and down (eek more rhyme)

and flats – did I mention them?
the high-heels of past have left the room
though I bring ’em out occasionally
for that va-va-va-va-vooom!

different colours, different shapes – hell no
I’m really no Emelda ~ I cling to shoes
as they do me and I don’t go nuts on handbags
shoes being so much more prac-tic-al
then there’s knee high boots and ankle tans
that are my fave, I love the way they
fit my feet and have a
je ne sais quoi

Runners ย ~ oh Yep there’s them
erm possibly four pairs, for gardening, for
walking, or simply cool ones for jeans
and another pair just for ‘there’
(this is getting worse – bare with me I’m almost at the end)

then there are my uggies – yes that’s them
that’s in the pic
they are my snuggle warm feet ‘shoes’
with lambswool comfy thick
for those wintry days – I wear them constantly
and my feet enjoy them – well I think they do
what feet wouldn’t love warmth with lots of wool?

have I walked a mile in my shoes
have I walked five hundred miles
possibly not quite so much
but I do like the different styles
so there is my blagh to shoes for DVerse
forgive the crappy rhymes
my shoes I wear them on my feet
I wear them all the time


ยฉjmtacken Dec 2013

Over at http://dversepoets.com/ย Shanyn has us talking about shoes – I don’t know what came over me with this – apologies waaaay in advance!

49 thoughts on “Walk a mile in my Wardrobe (Prose)

  1. Lol..you did much better than me Jenny, I wasn’t even able to write one, don’t be so hard on yourself, you painted a lovely picture with your words, and made me smile. โ˜บ๏ธโœจ

  2. smiles… what a cool ode to your different shoes… i learned what thongs are when i went to australia on business… i was asking for the dresscode in the office and they told me… no jeans… no thongs… so i had to find out what thongs are…smiles

    • this made me laugh – yes our version is way different! How awkward – though I am sure you wouldn’t have been strutting your stuff in a ‘G’ in the office ๐Ÿ˜‰ ~ thanks Claudia – appreciated you reading.

  3. ha. ah, you did just fine—where would we be without our shoes eh?
    just got T a pair of knee high boots to give her at christmas, monster heals…imagine my feet and calves aching having to wear them…i go for comfort for sure….

    • hmm barefoot I reckon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oops hope T doesn’t read then!! So you like heels it seemsโ€ฆyou aren’t alone I think men have it easier in their selection at times! – Thanks for reading Bri.

  4. I really liked this look into your closet of shoes. I laughed when you said you were no “Imelda.” (How vividly I remember what was said about her shoes…LOL.) I chuckled out loud when you said the high heels of the past have left the room…ha, mine have left decades ago! We don’t call ‘runners’ by the same name, but I have a few of these ‘runners’ too, some for good and some old ones for taking the dogs outside on muddy days. I don’t have real “Uggs” but I have pseudo Uggs. They are my standard winter footwear. Nice poem all around.

    • I am so glad Mary – I thought it terrible – but different perspectives I guess. Yep the grotty runners, the semi decent and the ones for best ๐Ÿ™‚ Well if you want real ones happy to get you a pair and send over if you want – nothing beats the real deal and I would die without mine in winter – thank you so much Mary – I shall be popping over to read others soon – been out Christmas shopping ๐Ÿ˜ฆ x

  5. I enjoyed what you shared about your different pairs of shoes! Your lines made me smile, as well as your reflections about rhymes and the words you use for different kinds of shoes. Very clever and funny!

  6. Love my Uggs slippers. My dog ate the furry lining out of one pair when he accidentally got trapped in our bedroom. Hubby bought me a replacement pair for Christmas last year. Favorites โค

  7. I love shoes. I have shoes hidden in boxes because my silly husband told me I had to get rid of a pair for every new pair I buy. Silly guy. I loved your ode to shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Oh, I’m with you girlfriend. We have the same shoe philosophy of life. It’s all about comfort, n’est pas? If only we’d known that when we were young. And those heels…yep, they are on the top shelf in the closet, and I confess when I wear them, I may be miserable but I do feel good about myself.

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