“Children’s shoes have far to go.”

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

Boyd K. Packer

Watch Jack Chapple.

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CHILDREN’S SHOES
x
Have far to go,
And the road stretches
Ahead of them
All the way to infinity.
x
Romper suits,
A green beret,
A Dutch bonnet.
Holding hands,
x
They’re walking
Into the hoarding,
Getting smaller
As they grow.
x
They’re from a gone decade,
In for the long haul,
And what exactly
Is their aim?
x
To reach old age
Intact?
Little pairs
Grown out of
x
Still exist, you know,
As hand-me-downs,
With mended strap,
Buckle sewn back on,
x
Heel renewed,
Or perhaps a scrap
Of leather from
An even earlier one,
x
One that has lost
Its partner years ago,
Serves as a patch
To save a sole.
x
“Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without.”

About anthonyhowelljournal

Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....
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