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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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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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I feel a political message here. I reject racism. hatred and discrimination. I think we should boot out some politicians that flame all this...Excellent, sir...:).........

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

hatred has no place in our lives at all does it Sami!? but like you say, especially in our public in.. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

All true good poet. You are welcome. ...::::))))
I suppose all the way through time, man has wanted an identity. Every generation forward has chosen some sort of uniform to define themselves.
I don't know why, but i think every race is inherently racist. It maybe just as simple as protecting their own race. Who knows.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i think there is a grain of truth to your thoughts Paul ... but pride in ones heritage is much diffe.. read more
There are some boots that have character to them that stands out. I contemplated buying lugs at one time but the feeling fell away.

Perhaps the strength of the boots with its steel toe is a side of you that seeks something similar to your aspirations. Reading the other reviews I see the skin-head impression may fall by the wayside so I'll disregard that and say....a fine poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

but they are skin head boots my friend! ;) thank you so much for reviewing .. would not have conside.. read more
I find it interesting how so many of your reviewers read a lot into your poem that just isn't there! You are not saying what this person is like at all. Why couldn't this be a statement of the simple satisfaction of being all duded out in our preferred ways, whatever that may be? It could be boots or high-heels -- both are equally weird to me! People who use their clothing to make a statement . . . but you are not saying what this statement is . . . each reader is bringing their own impressions & bias, I believe! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

true enough Barley Girl! .. my younger son says i should change the name to "Scuffed Boots" which i .. read more
Captures a lot of the insane thinking behind it... though I love them boots myself they kill my feet!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

Tomas! so good to have your visit :) i agree ..it is a certain insanity isn't it!? i love mine as we.. read more
the last line is so poignant
i love the simple structure but powerful thought in this poem


Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading Richard .. nice to meet you! .. your review is very encouraging to me ..thank .. read more
Oh, that naughty word 'black'.
But he had a steel infected brain so I suppose he wasn't thinking straight. For the life of me, I will never understand what motivates people, any people, to blindly hate another lot of people. Sadly, it seems to happen the world over.( not just the 'skinheads!)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Great Aunt Astri

2 Years Ago

Ah, but, Einstein, I think there are enough of us 'reasonable' people to overcome this problem, even.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

oh how the hope never fails eh!? God bless you Auntie!
Great Aunt Astri

2 Years Ago

Hope springs eternal.
I think this will mean different things to different people. Condeming for some; accepting for perhaps the less enlightened. And of course so apropos after recent events. For myself I appreciate the irony that is here in spades. And it is the subtle implications that I find so well done.
That is to be racist is to miss the point of being human completely. Although I do take Gee's point about certain fashions. In your piece I see it as a good use of metaphor and as I said irony.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

i went to school with this one Ken ..i had no idea that it was a fashion thing .. maybe i should cal.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

and thank you for reading and your review .. as you can see i did change the name ... love ya man! ;.. read more
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Gee
My older brother and his mates were all skinheads. They loved the Ben Sherman shirts, stay press strides, Doc Martens and Ska music. However they were no way rascist. The last line will strike a chord with many, perhaps the wrong one.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

The irony of it kicks you as hard as they would E. It is a fine write, to me though you can't tar fo.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

that's what i wanted but was very unsure it hit the mark ..and i do stand corrected as i had no idea.. read more
Gee

2 Years Ago

The pleasure is all mine
I loved my Doc Martens and wore them well into my 50's. But, I am a fighter and they were my "power" shoes when I needed to be strong or tougher than whatever I faced that day - from unpleasant co-workers to City Hall. Your use of "skin head", and the final line about how black they are? Smart.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

thanks Carol .. the title is important in this one for sure ... and the closing ..really gratified y.. read more
Carol Cashes

2 Years Ago

*choke* You made me laugh out loud, too bad that eggroll went down instead of out! Let's hope you'.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

ahahahahaha thanks for a fine chuckle in the wee hrs of the morning Carol :)

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