The Urge

May 12, 2013
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You know those things you wear on your feet?
When I was a kid, they weren’t that neat.
I’m not a girly type of kid, you see?
Forget the mall I’ll go climb a tree.
“You’ll like them when you’re older”.
My mother used to say, throwing me over her shoulder.
Then I was dragged to the mall.
When it came to shoes my mother wanted them all.
I never saw a shoe a felt my heart surge.
I guess I was a special child: immune to The Urge.
I was dragged to the shoe store the other day.
When I remembered hearing my mother say,
“Your feelings will change, like I’ve seen”.
But now I’m the age of sixteen.
I stepped into the store.
I saw shoes galore.
My eyes widened in awe.
Some shoes seemed so cute it should be against the law.
I wanted to take them so they’d be all gone.
I shouted: “I want to try them all on!”
I wanted so badly for this filthy want to be purged.
I knew I had fallen victim to The Urge.

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BookWermThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 1:03 pm
I really really related to it until the end. I was surrounded by pink as a child, by dresses and skirts and anything that could possibly be pink. As I grew up, I never wanted to wear a skirt or a dress, or get any of the shoes in the girls section, as they always had pink and sparkles. I was Immune to all the things that society seemed to expect young girls to like. And even today, I never wear a skirt, I wear a suit, I never wear makeup, and I never do my hair, it sort of seems to do itself, wi... (more »)
malloryryan07 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm
This is just like me as a kid! Haha love it.
WickedWriter replied...
Nov. 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm
Thank you so much!
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