Old Shoes and Socks

Posted: May 27, 2016 in poetry

Now I sit and try to forecast what will be –
with many plans and promises made
but no idea how to perform each because each is a mystery
that has failed and is broken and I am expected to provide the fix.
Like mending socks and then wearing them again
in shoes of worn cracked insoles and linings
that are the cause of the holes in the toes and heels
but I continue wearing them both though the shoes are the reason for my discomfort
and I continue each night threading the needle
and sewing with thin thread made of poor cotton
patching and reasoning that I may just this time truly revive this mismatched pair –
I cannot sew fast enough because the new mysteries keep appearing
and the old promises and repairs just keep on breaking


  1. Man, that sounds like life. πŸ˜€

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  2. Aw. 😦 I agree with Chris…sounds like life. We can relate, J!
    Love the title and using shoes and socks as an analogy. πŸ™‚ Excellent! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) and Happy Sat-Day!!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Zakiah says:

    I love this. How many times have not been there, trying to patch the discord of our lives with band aids, only to see other areas with same problems. Great write. Kudos.

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