Love Notes on My Shoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

i drew a heart on my shoe today.
tomorrow it will be gone.
yesterday i wrote about your laugh.
you laugh when i fall
i hate it when you do that
but then you pick me up.
that’s gone too.
a previous note wrote
i know you care.
you care
so much.
one note is only faded.
i don’t blame it.
the ink was forced on the
rugged patterns.
the words might always be there
and they will also
be on my
please look me in the eye
make your voice strong
show it off
when you say
i love you.
i don’t understand.
do you mind telling me
what you meant
when you looked away
to say the three words?
that’s all they are to you.
i’ve got One for you.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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KayLee L. said...
May 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm
WOW! I love this poem. I have gone thru this and it suckz! im sorry if it happened to u...
Babybluelove1 said...
Apr. 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Gurl if that really happened we r on the same page, that wat my boyfriend did!
WhatAboutNow said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 8:09 pm
i love love LOVE this! beautiful<3 it perfectly describes things we go through with also talks about the obsession we all seem to have with drawing on our shoes =D
ngnhghj said...
Dec. 12, 2008 at 5:32 pm
this book is cool
jackie said...
Nov. 19, 2008 at 9:54 pm
i love you poem it was os beauitful=)
IDK said...
Nov. 19, 2008 at 6:25 pm
I liked it, it was too true. It sucks if that really happened to you. Sorry.
<3myluvsong182 said...
Sept. 14, 2008 at 6:08 pm
the guy in this sounds like he needs all the strength in himself to say the 3 words out loud. turning away only means he doesnt want to appear foolish..this was just my take on it but awesom poem either way :)
Bee71302 said...
Aug. 31, 2008 at 3:28 am
I love your poem!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its really good!!!!!!!!
Amber123 said...
Aug. 16, 2008 at 1:57 am
I loved reading your poem. It was great.
laniemeow1122 said...
Aug. 7, 2008 at 5:14 am
i love your poem!
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