Loose Shoes, a Poem
Tie those laces up with care,
You can’t replace one of a pair.
Slip-ons and velcro aren’t the same,
Zippers stick and that’s a pain.
Shoes protect our feet from wear,
Help us get from here to there.
Buffed and polished leather’s good,
Give me a star on Hollywood.
Branded sneakers cost a lot,
Nike, Adidas, and Reebok.
So, keep those laces knotted twice,
One shod foot’s not worth the price.
Some like the old and worn-in look,
There isn’t a shoe etiquette book.
So, wear whatever floats your boat,
Ignore the ones who sit and gloat.
Flip flops, sandals, stilettos,
Some a challenge for your toes.
Whatver you wear on your feet
Make sure they fit snug and neat.
Our shoes define us in a way,
Our whole demeanor’s on display.
We’ll be judged on what we choose
So, please be careful of loose shoes.
© 2019 John Hansen