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The Shoe That Fits

January 30, 2014
By ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy


If the shoe fits,
Wear it.
Used as a metaphor
For all sorts
Of things.
Allow me,
If you will,
To expand
The metaphor.

Some relationships
Are like the
High heeled shoes
In the back of my closet.
They don’t really fit
It's a stretch.
They pinch my toes
Just as my true self
Was cramped
By the guy who
Did not
Understand me.

You, darling,
Are like the shoes
I wear every day.
Comfortable, fitting perfectly.
Reliable.
I do not always
Appreciate you
As I should.

But you know,
I do
Appreciate you
More than my
Comfortable footwear.
After all,
I wrote a poem
For you.



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on Mar. 10 2014 at 2:53 pm
ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
26 articles 1 photo 98 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

I'm glad you like it! Yes, it was written with a particular person in mind. :)

on Mar. 10 2014 at 3:38 am
liveloud70x7 SILVER, Private, California
6 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You do not immortalize the lost by writing about them. Language buries, but does not resurrect.” --john green

"self-consciousness is the enemy of all creativity" --ray bradbury

"We suffer each other to have each other a while." -Li-Young Lee

ooh, this poem hits just right! was it actually written for somebody personally? it's perfect :)


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