Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shoes and Feet

The lovely duo, Michele (@Old Dog New Tits) and Mel (@According to Mags), hosts of #KetchupWithUs, reached out to me to link up this week.  Honored and flattered, I hereby present my response to Prompt #13:

In 57 words or less, whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day?




Shoes and Feet


As a wee kiddie,
A grown-up I longed to be.
They had money in the bank,
And gasoline in the tank.
They got to make the rules
While we had to go to schools.
But, alas, Life is a Mystery,
That happens in a scurry.
As for my current input?
The shoe is on the other foot!



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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And so very true. It seems we always want to be just the age we aren't.

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  2. The grass is always greener... My bank has no money and my tank is not always filled (have you seen gas prices lately?!)... Thanks for stopping by to read, Amy! :)

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  3. What a fantastic poem, Sandra. And now I look at them and think, "I wish I was carefree like them." Ahhhh. No cares. No worries. Those are very cute shoes in your picture. Thanks so much for coming to link-up!

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    1. Thanks, Mel! I actually remember grownups telling me how lucky I was to be a child, and I didn't believe them, ha! And these shoes are my kiddos' first pairs of shoes--definite keepsakes! :) Thanks for the great prompt!

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  4. Yes. You have said it well and true. Not necessarily what we expected, is it? But still - I look at my parents and think - oh, that's a nice age. Or my kids and think - oh, to have that innocence and energy. But my shoes, all in all, are pretty good to be in.

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    1. LOL, Cindy... I asked my kiddos this prompt question yesterday just for the fun of it, and my 9yo insisted that she would only want to be in her own shoes, because anyone else' would "probably stink"! Sometimes DH and I both think that our kids have it so good that we'd want to be them for a day. That's where this came from. Thanks for reading!!

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  5. That is so, so, so cute. My "babies" are 13 and 10. And their feet have now outgrown mine. (Sniff.) But I'd STILL love to see the world through their eyes ... even if for only a day.

    We love having you here. Thanks for playing Ketchup with Us!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I'm really glad you "prompted" me to do this. Sometimes I need a little kick to crank out something decent. Anything that has to do with baby shoes is good, right? ;) It won't be long before my daughter begs to wear my shoes, oy!

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  6. I'm getting all weepy! Wonderful response!

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    1. Awww, thanks so much, Kbar3! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  7. Brilliant! I really enjoyed your take on this!

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  8. ha ha ha That is a cute response. So, how does it feel to be a grown-up? wanting to walk in the wee little shoe again? ;-)

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    1. You know how it goes, Imelda, "the grass is always greener..." Thanks for reading this! Perhaps you can link up one day, too! 1st and 15th of each month.

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