Shoes

February 10, 2011
By alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."


Walking through the school,
Very much aware
Of all the cold-hearted,
And judgmental stares.
Left, left, left, right, left,
Eyes one with the floor
Seeing all the shoes
That the cold ground bore.
Patent leather shoes
Reflecting her frown.
Kind snow-white Pumas
Not making a sound.
Scuff-free stilettos
And his brand new cleats.
His Jordans, their Nikes,
All going click, step, squeak.
Cheeks turning hot red.
Stepping in each square,
Hating life hating
this burden to bear.
Hearing clean sneakers
Laughing their soles off.
Walking down bleached floors,
Away she ran off.
Away from cleanliness,
white shoes, and purity,
So thereā€™d be no more
laughter at her shoes.
They were dirty.


The author's comments:
If you think this poem is shallow and is just about shoes you are really wrong. This is much deeper than what's on the outside and can be taken a couple different ways. Tell me what you think.

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 2 2012 at 5:25 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Great! I love this. Simply amazing. The last line really wraps up the whole poem. Good job!

Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!


on Mar. 7 2011 at 9:54 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

Aww thanks that means a lot to me! It always does :D I appreciate it!

on Mar. 7 2011 at 8:55 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

This is ANYTHING but shallow - it is so clever and deep and amazing. I love this - its like shes realizing how perfectly clean and pure everyone around her seems to be and how... imperfect she is. The way you ended it tied it all together and made it that much more AMAZING :) Great job! Keep writing Alana, you never cease to amaze me :)


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