I want to keep a pair of your shoes; (not just any pair of shoes) But ones that you've walked in, shoes that have ***** laces and have tumbled in dirt- Because when I' am old and you shall not be here; as I lay in my bed once again alone-Your shoes will always be there- to remind me of the journey's- you walked in throughout your life and ours. We are the soul, which is underneath the foot, as we plant our bases at every stem- By having your shoes; they can be entwined with mine. As a peace offering, that we've walked life together, and those memories can go on rewind.
I live in a shoe And before you ask me any questions Or if this a metaphor Or try to sell me a spot in the latest **** development Let me assure you, I most definitely live in a shoe It is the left shoe to be exact Worn down and some spots extra layers of duct tape To keep out the winter cold And when it gets icy, I have to be careful For if I jostle it just right, the shoe can slide a couple feet You may ask me why, when, what and how And this is what I will say I used to work at a school, a crossing guard in the morning Lunch lady in the afternoon, and chaperone seeing the children off in the afternoon And with budget cuts, my job was the first to hit the floor And so was my pension My retirement was limited and with no health care It was impossible to see a doctor for my growing aches and pain And I was left with nothing, until I came across this shoe Abandoned and tattered, I took to fancying it up Scrubbing it out, making it into a home It took me a winter or two to get the insulation right And the city has all but forgotten this area So for now, I am safe Before the corporate giants clamor over the countryside Pulling up homes like weeds so they can plant their boxed in communities I am okay in my little spot Not long the runaways found me In school the children always ran to me for safety, and now Their children have found me, these lost children We are a little family of misfits, foraging off the land Keeping each other safe In a world that doesn’t even care if we are alive
If you walk A mile in my shoes You may feel it as an adventure If you walk next 10 miles You may feel something new And if you walk for a whole week About 30 miles or more You will know The enjoyable way to take steps And If you walk for a whole month You will know the core of life All that one needs
I walk most often To get myself recharged Just what I need Right at that moment