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The Missing Shoe (I would really like to hear everyone interpretations and opinions)

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Systematic Decay
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0 posted 09-22-1999 03:36 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Systematic Decay

Where is my shoe?
I can't find it, what will I do?
I poke around, looking for
A hidden boot behind a door

Or under a bed, down the stairs.....
Or WAIT! Shoes are found only in pairs!

So I grab its mate and beseechingly ask
"Could you do me one favor, one simple task?"

"Now what," The left shoe moans
"The right boot is missing," I mournfully moan

"Oh NO!" it screams, now wide awake
"My friend is not lost, it's some sort of mistake!"

"No mistake," I'm sorry to say
"But if you will help, we'll find it today."

So the left shoe and I sear all around
WE look all day, turn the house upside down

By now it's clear we won't find its mate
And the footwear at hand is clearly irate

"You stupid asshole, incompetent fool,
My friend and I were only your tools!

All we had was each other, and now that is lost
I'm heartsick, and hurt, and you'll pay the cost!"

"Hey!" I yell, "What about you?
It disappears in the night, and what did you do?

You fell asleep and wouldn't wake up
Didn't you worry? Come now, speak up!"

It jumps to the counter, this old leather boot
"The right shoe never came back you big nin-com-poop!

You came in last night, kicked me off in the hall
Stumbled off drunk, and I heard you fall

My friend never came back, I waited all night
And dozed off at dawn when it still wasn't in sight

I couldn't help it, I was exhausted and stressed
What did you do with my friend? Come on, confess!"

Now I'm furious at being accused
"Shut up now, shoe, I'm not amused

Why would I do anything to my only right boot?
I looked for it all day with the little help you'd contribute!

You really don't seem to honestly care
And now that I think, I have a left boot to spare!"

With that I grab the hated thing
It yells "Don't threaten me, you evil fiend!"

And now theres laces around my neck
I am helpless, fighting for breath

I glance at my feet which are stuck like a root
Lo and behold! The right boot is still on my foot!

How ironic, I can't even let out one last cry
Even though I dont have to, now I will die.


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Echo Rhayne
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since 09-17-99
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Canyon Country, CA


1 posted 09-22-1999 03:46 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

LMAO...I can SO relate. Good job on this one! Oh gawsh can I relate hehe =)
BrightLight
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2 posted 09-22-1999 03:46 PM       View Profile for BrightLight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BrightLight

interesting to say the least, sounds like if you can get out of this one, you need to take your shoes off, and put them safely away before taking that first sip. Then your shoe, or boots will have no reason to harm you.
Iloveit
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3 posted 09-22-1999 04:26 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

humorous poem well written, not sure about the hidden meaning, will be interested to follow this one through...my best guess would be that it is sort of the theme of human folly, sometimes we try so hard and can't see what is right before us...or on our foor lol
Systematic Decay
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That place with padded walls a


4 posted 09-23-1999 03:51 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

lloveit
you are on the right track.
The poem is about how we look our entire lives for something, then as we die we realize we've had it all along
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


5 posted 09-23-1999 04:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Drew well on the analogy. Thanks!
 
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