"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Those Perfect Shoes

Magpie #16
Looking in the closet
Searching in the dark
Where are those perfect shoes
For dancing in the park?

When did I wear them last
With my slinky black dress
Oh yes, we were at that spring wedding
That you attended under duress

You admitted it was perfect
Seeing two people so much in love
Sharing their star studded evening
With the moon shining brightly above

And so we danced that evening
Remembering our own special night
When we had a star studded evening
And everything was just right.
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23 comments:

RNSANE said...

Lovely poem that brings back memories for me as well. Special shoes, special times!


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Helen said...

It's amazing how a simple pair of shoes can bring back so many warm and wonderful memories ~~ nice Magpie!

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

This was adorable! I love how the poem danced too!!! You're amazing!

Lisa said...

I love how you take us looking for the shoes and dancing under the stars--great Magpie!

Menina said...

A positive, happy tale! Lovely. Such simple objects can take you on a journey as depicted in this poem.

Tumblewords: said...

What a superb evening that must have been!

Annie said...

What a happy tale. Those shoes will be cherished and loaded with memories.

JeffScape said...

Perfect shoes for dancing in the park = barefoot! ;)

spacedlaw said...

Lovely reminiscence.

Sue J said...

Memories are found in many everyday things.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very nice. Well done

Shirley Landis VanScoyk said...

Yes, adorable!

She Writes said...

Shoes, a black dress, and love always a nice combo.

susan m hinckley said...

I love seeing where one picture can take different people. Just lovely.

Kimmie said...

your poem sounds like a song to dance to :)

Jennifer Morrison said...

Sweet and lilting! I'm glad you painted a picture of such a lovely memory.

brenda said...

I love where the Magpies take everyone. Hop on board and fly through the posts!

If your closet is like mine, hope it didn't take too dang long to find the shoes. :)

willow said...

Ah, the tale of a pair of little black shoes. Lovely.

Brian Miller said...

a perfect poem for a perfect night...loved the warm feelings through out your magpie...

Lyn said...

"Attended under duress"..turned out perfect! ..this poem is so good!!

Jingle said...

sweet poem.

Linda said...

Nice poetry. Sounds like a lovely night.

rel said...

Kathew,
the rhythm of love dancing in your poem. nice job!
rel