Sharpie on our shoes

April 6, 2010
By SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams


I remember when it was cool
To write with Sharpie on your shoe.
To let the ink stain your pants
With a heart of frivolous innocence.
Stupid things that we liked to think
Meant we were forever linked.
Hearts were popular—a simple mark—
Un-recordable up on the charts.
Back-packs laced with safety pins
Pinning closed what was within.
I remember when it was cool
To write with Sharpie on your shoe.
We used to laugh and joke around
As if we weren’t residents of the lost and found.
To draw a mark that looked so neat
You wanted to get it permanently inked.
When pants with holes were all the rage—
I remember that silly phase.
Do you reminisce about what was the point of all this?
Self expression I liked to think—
But weren’t we all wrapped up in it?
I still remember when it was cool
To write with Sharpie on your shoe.
Converse plain, white toe,
Such an empty place—like a hole.
I still wear the canvas shoes
Sometimes I even think of you.
All of us were so closely linked by the
Indelible marker on our feet.
I remember when it was cool
To write with Sharpie on you shoe.
Lyrics of our favorite songs
Scribbled on the sides and tongues.
Our preferences passed with growing distance—why did we ever think it wasn’t stupid?
But it was a time capsule we carried around,
Something that could never be buried in the ground.
They tread where we tread,
They never stumbled tripped or fell.
We were the ones destined to be
The ones who stumbled and fell to a knee.
We were the ones that drew those marks
Even though they were just stupid hearts.
I’ll never forget when it was cool
To write with Sharpie on your shoe.


The author's comments:
I was taking notes in History and as is typical for me, the words happen to stumble into my head. I remember middle school and some of the stuff that we did and what we thought during that time...and how it's different now.
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on Jun. 7 2013 at 6:07 pm
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

This is really good! I like the rhyme and slow, easy rhythm.

on Oct. 19 2012 at 12:25 pm
hollowfirefly PLATINUM, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Music is the only thing I've ever believed in as a constant. It's my religion.
-Brendon Urie

I really like your poems and was wondering if you would read my posts... Thank You :)

Atrissa BRONZE said...
on Jan. 2 2012 at 11:10 pm
Atrissa BRONZE, Akron, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
With everything falling down around me, I'd like to believe in all the possibilities.

I ply the flag, and the rifle. And violin on the side...but yep, a guardie :) and I just finished my rookie year

on Dec. 29 2011 at 7:30 pm
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

I am!! Clarinet!! What about you?!!

Atrissa BRONZE said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:25 am
Atrissa BRONZE, Akron, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
With everything falling down around me, I'd like to believe in all the possibilities.

I didn't know you were a bandie, luna! :O what do you play???

on Dec. 22 2011 at 10:35 am
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

YAY! A fellow-bandie! Thank you!

Atrissa BRONZE said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 12:27 pm
Atrissa BRONZE, Akron, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
With everything falling down around me, I'd like to believe in all the possibilities.

its amazing :) hehe i still draw on everything, im just too broke to buy sharpies X) its funny tho caus i draw on everything except my shoes caus the marching band teacher would literally shoot me if i marched in less than perfect white shoes :)

on Nov. 23 2011 at 4:40 pm
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

Thanks very much(: It's admittedly not my best work but, *shrug* It's something.

pinkowl BRONZE said...
on Nov. 23 2011 at 3:56 pm
pinkowl BRONZE, Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Jeremiah 29:11

this reminds me of when i would draw on all my stuff, aww, it's so cute and flows really well! keep up the good work!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 28 2011 at 1:03 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

That was amazing, and I remember those days, too. I love this poem! Think you could spare a few minutes and check out mine sometime?

Thorn BRONZE said...
on Aug. 24 2011 at 11:46 am
Thorn BRONZE, Baltimore, Maryland
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That...was...incredible. I can hardly say I read it. It's more like it read me. It had this sorta intangible flow that kinda just kept going and going, not stopping until it was inside of me. Thank you, Luna! :)

writerssoul said...
on Apr. 19 2011 at 10:16 am
writerssoul, One, Delaware
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This poem is amazing in one word. The repitition wasnt too much, it added to the poem. Plz keep writing:)

on Oct. 9 2010 at 5:27 pm
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

Why thank you!(: I'll check out some of your work to return the favor!

on Oct. 9 2010 at 8:26 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

this was a koool interesting poem!! i liked it!! :)))

on Sep. 29 2010 at 5:29 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

heh heh. this made me ssssssmile :)))))))

on Sep. 26 2010 at 12:07 pm
LuckyButterfly BRONZE, Stafford, Other
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Lolz, I do that too...it especially happens when I say to myself "I'm gonna go sleep early tonight" and then I get my best ideas. I really like this poem, it contrasts childish ideas with mature phrases well.

Azalea said...
on Aug. 14 2010 at 6:47 pm
Your writing is so beautiful, your words just flow. I really like it :)

on Aug. 13 2010 at 8:34 pm
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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wow! here i thought i was the only one who did that. i tried to keep a notebook by my bed for a while but that didnt last long

on Aug. 12 2010 at 7:27 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

what really sucks is that i usually get it right EXACTLy when im about to fall asleep.  at night, it seems absolutley brilliant, and then in the morning i dont remember the exact words and it just doesnt sound right.  but back to your poem, i thought it was cool ;)  repeated a little too much, but it was cool.

on Aug. 10 2010 at 1:53 pm
SilverLuna SILVER, _________, Washington
8 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Come fairies take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.".... W.B. Yeats.
"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

Thanks to both Just_Ginger and Natashajeanne, it's good to know that other's can relate!




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