Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fake Moccasins

I bought these beautiful things at a local K-Mart. I've been wearing them non-stop ever since. This poem was written for the Shoes or Feet challenge over at Poetry Jam. 


Leather straps cross at the seams
Tightening just enough to breath
The sole flowing across my foot
To the tip of the thirteenth strut
Insulated by the rubber heel to toe.
Darker than a midnight black
It's surface soft as a tabby cat
But smooth as the canvas-like hide
In which it fits to the contours.
A bow wrapped on its chest
And a plaid jacket under its flap
They are as elegant as it gets.

I'll place them next to the fireplace.

26 comments:

  1. They look and sound very comfortable. No wonder you have been wearing them since you got them. 'Darker than a midnight black'- my favorite line in your poem.

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    1. I've definitely worn them in, and now I have no issue with breathing room.

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  2. Kenn,

    How wonderful to find such comfort in some footwear!!! I think back to the days, when my choice of footwear, was guided more by the colour, bows, style. Comfort mattered just a little. Now, with a foot/bone problem, shoes and comfort matter greatly!!!

    Eileen

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    1. Eileen,

      I used to care about what shoes I wore when I was in high school, but then I began caring more about how much the shoes cost. These babies I'm wearing right now only are $10, and they are extremely comfortable with some subtle style, so I'm not complaining.

      Kenn

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  3. There's something so comforting about slippers by a fireside.

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    1. I'm from Maine, so it happens quite frequently during the winter time.

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  4. Warm wishes Ken, I'm happy you dropped by blog

    Those slippers look really comfy, wishing you happy hour in them

    Much love...

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  5. You have described these comfortable moccasins so very well I could almost feel them on my feet. Smiles. I have some 'house shoes' too which are very warm and comfortable, and especially in winter. I don't know about you, but sometimes I keep these kind of slippers forever, even after they are kind of worn out!

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    1. I probably had a bunch of worn shoes at one point in time, but I'm sure someone has thrown them out by now. I think the the right show for someone usually fits like a glove.

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  6. A lovely light write - that channels a bit of Ogden Nash with a charming bit of whimsy. I enjoyed this a lot!

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I will now be looking up Ogden Nash because I have no clue who he is. Although his name does ring a bell...

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  7. Thanks for coming by. Winter has delayed all our bare foot moments but soon...

    Have a great evening.

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    1. Yes, it will be coming right around the corner in a couple months. Can't wait.

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  8. ha. nice...i have a pair of those...i like how you really went detailed and even and interesting direction in how they are constructed...even getting feeling words in there in how they feel to you....

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    1. I try my best to include some of the senses into a poem because it really paints wonderful images.

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  9. Nice, warm and comfy and perfect for the winter season ~

    Grace

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    1. Yes, they definitely are warm and cozy.

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  10. They sound wonderful to wear. I especially liked the plaid shirt reference and all the other descriptions.

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    1. I actually had no idea what to describe the inside of them with, so I thought about giving my shoe a human aspect by saying it wears a shirt. Seemed to work out pretty good. And yes they definitely are comfy.

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  11. Comfort is always elegant! (Plaid lining. Very cool!)

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    1. Yes comfort is paramount when I buy some footwear. Thank you for the comment.

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  12. I loved the poem. Beautifully penned, I could imagine myself in the footwear. Simple and comforting..

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

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  13. I like placing the by the fireplace, warmth, fire, energy, life, so much in a last line. Great writing.

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    1. It is quite a befitting ending isn't it? Leaves you with a nice warm feeling.

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All comments would be appreciated.