The Shoes That Told A Story

April 28, 2009
By maxsablosky BRONZE, Berwyn, Pennsylvania
maxsablosky BRONZE, Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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The shoes line up in somber pairs
testament to the gunshot’s flare
Silent protest on the National Mall.
Gunshot victims, one and all
Shoes, shoes, in piles of twos.

Deckembe’s pair are bright and clean,
colors of Africa, no longer seen.
Green card winner, with a brilliant dream.
Shot down by one from the old regime.
Shoes, shoes, in piles of twos.

Walter’s Nike’s oh, so white.
Big time violence in a small town fight.
First deal, last deal, went awry.
Bullets flew, one caught his eye
Shoes, shoes, in piles of twos.

There are the shoes of Karen and Evan
At least one has gone to heaven.
Lost his job and had the blues
Murder-suicide, due to booze
Shoes, shoes, in piles of twos.

Thousands die every year
No one should have had to fear
So many guns, so many lives
So many killed, who survives?
Shoes, shoes, in piles of twos.

The author's comments:
We had to write a poem about shoes for class and the first thing I could think of was the Shoe Collection, Silent March Protest Against Gun Violence Sets Sights On Democratic, Republican National Conventions in 1994.

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