Skin Head Boots

Skin Head Boots

A Poem by Einstein Noodle



I love my boots;

so black ..........ten inch laced

 funny it is ..

I bought them at WalMart for
Forty-nine ninety five a

price i will afford

i love my boots
my skin head boots

When i lace them 

farther up i
feel 
the steel 
in the toes 
rise up

rise up to my brain 

my

skin head brain

I think a lot with those toes



funny thing

how black they are.

08/02/2017
E.

© 2017 Einstein Noodle



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Einstein Noodle


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"There is a crack in everything God has made." Ralph Waldo Emerson/ "That's how the light gets in..." Leonard Cohen / If there were no poets to oppose brutality I fear the world might truly become uninhabitable. It is not that the poets feel things more strongly but they do present and represent the truth in a most desirable fashion. I remember as a child watching a KKK rally on the six o'clock news when an opposing protester drove a truck right into the midst of the group. He injured several before being arrested. I'll never forget my father's response. He said, "Well the fellow in the truck had the right idea. He just went about in the wrong way." We must do our thinking with open hearts and minds and not with boots and pick-up trucks. We might not change the world but perhaps we can influence enough hearts and minds to bring about that change. Hatred begets hatred and violence, violence...but maybe we can find the cracks to let in some light.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank for your reviewing Fabian ..again..i appreciate the time you have taken..and your thoughts are.. read more



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It would be a boring world if everything was flawless. thanks for the lovely poem.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

how intriguing your review dear poet ... and so glad to meet you ... i don't know..if everything was.. read more
"There is a crack in everything God has made." Ralph Waldo Emerson/ "That's how the light gets in..." Leonard Cohen / If there were no poets to oppose brutality I fear the world might truly become uninhabitable. It is not that the poets feel things more strongly but they do present and represent the truth in a most desirable fashion. I remember as a child watching a KKK rally on the six o'clock news when an opposing protester drove a truck right into the midst of the group. He injured several before being arrested. I'll never forget my father's response. He said, "Well the fellow in the truck had the right idea. He just went about in the wrong way." We must do our thinking with open hearts and minds and not with boots and pick-up trucks. We might not change the world but perhaps we can influence enough hearts and minds to bring about that change. Hatred begets hatred and violence, violence...but maybe we can find the cracks to let in some light.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank for your reviewing Fabian ..again..i appreciate the time you have taken..and your thoughts are.. read more
Interesting read. I read it a few times as there were play on phrases and underlying ideas that caught my eye. I like when they do that. ;). Nicely written.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks for reviewing LK ... and for going over it a few times ... i appreciate you taking the time ... read more
Such boots become the man (or the woman) who wears them as the mentality of uniform takes over and encourages those who cannot think outside the box to be a 'skinhead and carry out the deeds ascribed to that particular tribe.'

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

very sad :( ....... God bless! ;)
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

Nah just a fact of modern life on the internet. I also only accept people who are either poets I lik.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

ahahaha ... i'll get right on that .. peace brother
I love how, in a relatively short space, you have made a powerful statement regarding the actions of people caught up in a web of hate. The image of the black boots in contrast to the skin heads way of thinking is subtle but brilliant. Thank you for sharing this insightful write!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you Dara ... it is not easy to understand such violence and hatred ...it takes so much more en.. read more
there is such invulnerability here; so immune to being wounded or injured. People in my family have refused to speak to me just because of my politics....what happened to the fundamental nature of looking outside ourselves? that's why poetry is so absorbedly un-harmful and necessary in this impregnable world.....great poem my friend....dana

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

i love what you say about poetry ..so true and very profound .. thank you for reading and taking the.. read more
these lessons are hardly ever for the one in the skin head boots.. even as hate is a learned behavior.. so must we be taught to love.. "Hey Jude" is not about the girl.. it is about Jude.. what is it he needs to do to make the bad song better.. he must let her under his skin.. there is something almost pitiful about the boy in the skin head boots that was taught to hate in such a way that he can not see it as hate.. and no.. the brain he needs is not sold at WalMart.. it can only be found in the heart of one willing to let him under her skin.. once again Mr Noodle.. well done..

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Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

oh do i love your comments ..and thank you so much for making that connection with the song .. it is.. read more
olla

1 Month Ago

I know what you mean about the music.. sometimes I will be in a situation and the song fits it perfe.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:) ...............
Politics aside, this is a very well-written poem. I love the poet's mind, how he can turn even the most vile thing into something beautiful. Love is like the sun and will always vanquish hate.

Well done!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you for reading and for your words ...yes ..we really can take a bad song and make it better c.. read more
If you're not a skin head wouldn't they just be combat boots when you wear them? Or work boots? Or just, boots?

I get what you're trying to do, the "hey jude" video makes that quite clear... take a bad thing and make it better. But you are doing it in an illogical and unfair way. Back in 2004ish when the US Army still wore black boots, your logic would imply we were all skinheads who think with our toes because we wear black combat boots, what you called skinhead boots. That's unfair, shallow, and lazy reasoning.... and most importantly - a false equivalency.

Why don't you just stop blanket labeling all those poor black boots... they have feelings too. (my review is not totally serious)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

oops...that's allegory ;}
Dead Alive Dave

1 Month Ago

Whew... after I wrote that review I was worried you'd take it at face value. I did thoroughly enjoy.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:)..........................
dear E... important to think with your toes....
handicapped people can paint and write with their toes... our entire body is connected like a symphony orchestra. My husband Roger only wears Boots... he has diabetes and and refuses to wear socks. It works for him... he likes to be one with the leather... birds of a feather ... he and I. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Love your sense of humor... laughter is the best medicine!!! hugs, Pat
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

how odd! i had said so much more in response to your sharing ... oh well ... i think i said somethin.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear E... thanks for your advice... I may need it down the road. Have a super day. Pat

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