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Loose Shoes, a Poem

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.

Loose Shoes

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

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