STORE BOUGHT SHOES

STORE BOUGHT SHOES

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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A poem about the "haves" and the "have nots."

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STORE BOUGHT SHOES

I saw a wondrous sight today...
It took me by surprise.
The children were rambunctious and
You should have heard their cries!

They were excited...I could see
The smiles upon each face.
And one of them wore fancy clothes
With frills and pretty lace.

There was one child with tattered fare,
  Who had no socks or shoes.
She didn't seem to mind at all
If she would win or lose.

Her life was simple you could tell
By things she said and did.
She liked to play some hide and seek...
Behind the oak she hid.

When day was done and time to leave
The well-fed child would lose,
But she was glad to give her friend,
Her fancy store bought shoes!
© Sharon Peeples

 

© 2020 Miss Sharon


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The happy ending made me smile. Having grown up in poverty, I know a bit about ragged clothes and how great it feels when a kind soul helps you in some way. Hand-me-downs are just fine when you're going without. When I went to Navy boot camp at age nineteen, I remember thinking it was Christmas when they issued me that sea bag full of new shoes and uniforms. Always and forever, my heart is with the poor.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your very nice review of this write. I am sorry the circumstances were a childhood rea.. read more



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I have to admit, a little disbelieving at first . . . but then I put myself into the mindset of a child & it all makes sense. Your poem shows us the generous mindset of a child like an allegory for our stingy times, hopefully to remind us all to share. Strong rhyme & rhythm, too! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much for a lovely review of this write my friend! ~Sharon
This was a pleasure to read
The world needs more of the same

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

Thanks so much Dave for your kind words about this write! ~Sharon
What kindness and maturity that child showed, giving up her fancy shoes to a friend who was far worse off.

Generosity of heart shines through here in these lines. Also the resilience of the child who had nothing. She accepted the position she was in because she had no choice and didn't know any other way.

I love your poetic expression in your stanzas Sharon.

Chris

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your very nice review of this write my friend! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
she felt at home with what she was used to

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

You are so right my friend. Thank you for commenting. ~Sharon
 wordman

7 Months Ago

she was content,you`re welcome
Nice balladlike offering here. Would make a good folksong.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

Thank you for the kind words on this write! ~Sharon
paying it forward is a good thing...that girl who gave up her fancy shoes will one day be shod with kindness from another.
j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

As always my friend, you comprehend the intended message in this write. Thank you for your kind revi.. read more
The happy ending made me smile. Having grown up in poverty, I know a bit about ragged clothes and how great it feels when a kind soul helps you in some way. Hand-me-downs are just fine when you're going without. When I went to Navy boot camp at age nineteen, I remember thinking it was Christmas when they issued me that sea bag full of new shoes and uniforms. Always and forever, my heart is with the poor.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your very nice review of this write. I am sorry the circumstances were a childhood rea.. read more
It seems in life those who have the least give the most....and therefore are the happiest. What a lovely sentiment in this write. The rhyming is just perfect. Great work. Lydi**

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

How right you are Lydi! Thanks for the review. ~Sharon
As always your works are perfection

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

7 Months Ago

Thank you ever so much Tate! Your words are always a joy to receive. ~Sharon

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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