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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Hello, Einstein! :)
Great write, it really got me thinking.
There are adults who haven't learned to work through their fears and frustrations. Instead, they live with those emotions, and strangely find them comforting. These people have trouble connecting with others and their relationships are always abusive. These people want to place blame and punish others because it is what they know. Their families and society failed to guide them to adulthood. They abuse because they want to be abused.
In a healthy society these people would be rarities, seen for what they are and cared for. They wouldn't be out finding like-minds and "nurturing" new generations. 
Fabian mentioned in his review, "There is a crack in everything God has made." there are cracks in man made things as well. We've become fascinated by tv stories and new tech, so proud of our cars and homes, so stylized and branded and enthralled and rigid with anticipation that we've become the cracks in our society, our numb society. And, those are our children who will be lacing up their boots. 
Look at their willfulness, what could have been greatness had a parent been understanding and nurturing instead of distracted or abusive, or had a neighbor or teacher cared. What precious minds have we ignored?  

We will, as a society, learn to forgive and connect, and help these people; or we will keep spanking "children" for mismanaging their emotions; and feigning shock to match our facades of innocence.
Ourselves, our families, our society, our planet, these things matter most.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

oh my goodness dear friend ..what a passionate outpouring ...your response generated from reading co.. read more



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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..

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

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

3 Years 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

3 Years 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 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

thank you for reading and for your words ...yes ..we really can take a bad song and make it better c.. read more
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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 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

oops...that's allegory ;}
.

3 Years 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

3 Years Ago

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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 3 Years Ago


Patricia Wedel

3 Years Ago

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

3 Years 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

3 Years Ago

dear E... thanks for your advice... I may need it down the road. Have a super day. Pat
As Ms Sinatra might say, 'dem boots were made for walking'

Yes sir E. Used to have a pair like yours once upon a long time ago, and boy you're spot on, I certainly felt a foot taller than everyone else when I walked down the street!

https://youtu.be/SbyAZQ45uww

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

She did say that didn't she? and funny thing about that song...i hated it...but is still get it caug.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

ps. thanks for the link ... great legs in all those boots :O
Tom

3 Years Ago

Touché indeed my friend!!
This to me is quite evocative. I say this because my husband grew up in London in the time of the skinheads and he lived in fear of them, nasty people he says. There's a film with Russell Crowe called Romper Stomper, an Aussie film, about Aussie skinheads, it's a cult film, he refuses to watch it with me - I like that film for different reasons. I was watching an American skinhead film the other night - I saw him get visibly sick by me watching it ... funny isn't how we all view things differently? When I read skinhead I automatically think of MOshe :D your poem is good though - I like the line thinking with his toes ... yeah Moshe would agree with that X


Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

hi sunshine! i will definitely check out the Aussie film ..Russell Crowe is one of my favorite actor.. read more
KWP

3 Years Ago

It's a good film - one of his first - it is a bit violent though - you have been warned. Let me know.. read more
Excellent composition you have here, Noodle. You are truly brilliant with your style. Never change it since you are set in your ways. I also love The Beathles. :D it is soothing to the darkness of the poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

so happy to see your cloaked face stopping in Vria ;) and thank you for your very encouraging review.. read more
Vria P Crow

3 Years Ago

You are welcome. :D I also spelled Beatles wrong! Ahh
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

:) ..................
Some people have steel in the toes of their boots and in their brains...no heart at all. It is the lack of compassion and tolerance that is the ruination of our society...if you ask me. Last line....brilliant irony. Enjoyed, E. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

thanks Lydia ..i agree completely ... without compassion and tolerance society is nothing ..sure app.. read more
"Take a sad song & Make it better" say the Beatles, and Most of us hope that we can. There are the few however, the lunatic fringe, as you portray so well in your excellent poem, who are on an adrenaline-hatred high and are out to stomp and kill. "i feel the steel"- Can't buy a brain at Walmart...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

boy do i love your review Annette ..you are spot on and i am so grateful you mention the song and ho.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

3 Years Ago

You are very welcome E.!

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