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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Two for This One Shot Wednesday

Soles with Soul
Strewn across the floor
exactly as they landed
breathing a sigh of relief
sagging in relaxation

Fatigue gathers around seams
Tongues droop where once they stood alert
Previously eager and ready for the road

Wear and tear
love and partnership
life shared exploring and discovering

Colors once bright
now faded
Sun, rain
dirt paths, cobblestone streets
rock walls, ship decks
unforgiving pavement

When the parting comes,
It will be one determined by necessity
Over a function of physical growth or lack of use.

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From the Front of the Fridge
I have a little feline friend.
His hair is sleek and wild.
He is always scratching and purring.
A beautiful wonderful cunning companion.
-An Exceptional 10 year old




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8 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderfully written poetry..

forgone and forgotten

Claudia said...

a pet can be a real friend..and you've written a poem of honor here..nice - soles with soul...

Eric Alder said...

Two great One Shots!

One, a sweet story about shoes with soul.

The other, a succinct summary of a cat companion.

Double-barreled fun!

Belinda said...

Lovely metaphor, these soles with soul. Parting always comes...

And what a sweet poem about a ten yr old's feline friend.

The Exception said...

The Soles with Soul are my daughter's favorite running shoes - and the second, she wrote using poetry magnets a few nights ago.

June_Butterfly said...

Been trying to comment for days now but my computer won't let me in to your blog!Sorry!

What a great team.Mother and Daughter!!Now who can beat that!

Love both.Soles with Soul!Brilliant!The poem of your daughter is so lovely and cute!Can't wait to see her writings when she grow older!

Warm one shot!Thanks for dropping by on my side,too.

Shashi said...

Ahh!! Very well written... I enjoyed the words and the imagery...that it created...


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Steve said...

Captures well relationships/road trip fatigue.