Monday, April 29, 2013

Red Shoes




she was too young
for those shoes
not a woman
still a child
what was he thinking
she was an innocent
those shoes
screamed ‘easy’
slip them on, lace them up
what was he thinking
she was not ready
daddy’s little girl
too much too soon
red shoes tarnished her soul
what was he thinking






12 comments:

  1. What was he thinking,
    indeed?

    And what is it
    with red shoes?

    Truly iconic?
    Lively?
    Fun?
    Seductive?
    All
    of the
    above?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (my poetry blog)

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  2. The parental dilemma - gifting a child with her heart's desire, at the same time worrying about her safety out in the world. Well captured.

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  3. Dare I ask if the young lady is wearing anything other than shoes?

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  4. ugh...rather heart breaking when kids assume roles...or are forced to take on roles far beyond where they need to be

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  5. A suprise isn't it Helen? The color red catches one's attention and is supposed to carry a message. I am not sure what the message is. There is a movie and a Broadway play titled "THE RED SHOES." The movies was a hit, the play folded after five performances.

    BTW, my kiddie filter gave me fits here. XD
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    1. I really like your bionic horse team in your header picture. I saw it last week and tried to figure out the mechanics of it.
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  6. ...Oh, my 10 year old loves trying on her older sisters shoes... How they so want to grow up - I'm in no hurry. I think this poem is so powerful, Helen!

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  7. You certainly cut to the heart of this picture.

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  8. When I was maybe 32, I had a wonderful pair of red shoes, or so I thought. My friend's teenage daughter called them "Kay's hooker shoes" and I never wore them again, but she kept talking about them for years. Probably still would if I say "red shoes" next time I see her. Maybe I'll get red running shoes.
    "Little red running shoes
    where have you been?
    over to Grandma's to meet the bad wolf."
    K

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