Monday, May 31, 2010

MAGPIE/ Prompt #16

photo/ willow/ magpie tales



ANTI-STILETTO

I don't wear shoes that seduce,
named after a weapon.
I don't buy stilettos with lessons attached,
to teach me to walk this way.

Once my clackety-click
in high heeled shoes
used to be alluring.

I feigned a glamorous stance,
walked on 4 inch impalers,
dipped into
the embrace of a tango
and all the bliss it entails.

Learned a long time ago
how to put one foot
in front of the other.
Currently I plunk and glide,
trying not to overreach my stride.

When I kick off my old soft shoes,
seduction has nothing to do with it.
A warm bubbly soak
is all I require,
and old slouchy scuffs
fulfill my desire.


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34 comments:

Linda S. Socha said...

Ah Lyn
This is lovely.....I so enjoy your writing and the peaks into life lived
Hugs
Linda

Brian Miller said...

i can not imagine trying to get my foot in some of the shoes people wear...comfort, comfort, comfort...and i might say the same for seduction. nice magpie...

Lyn said...

Hi Linda-
What a nice comment..this was fun...

sheri... said...

lyn, your magpie is mah-vel-us, darling! you told a touching tale here, one from not only a confessional point of view but with such honesty, too ;) from the 'look at me' to the 'i love me'...you charmer!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Thank you...
Am I to understand that there is such a thing as a comfortable seduction??? hah!

Lyn said...

Hi sheri-
Thanks for being so kind! My feet just don't work in "those" shoes anymore..never more!!

Pauline said...

I liked this. I'm all for comfort now, too.

Lyn said...

Hi Pauline-
Thank you..I guess we have to live a bit before we accept the truth!!

Helen said...

... as you know, I totally relate!!

willow said...

Oh, me, too. Well said, Lyn, well said.

Lyn said...

Hi Helen..
Yes, everyone seems to relate! Truth..I still have a couple that I just look at, longingly!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Thank you..I have a great pair of PINK sandals that I take out every summer and just stare at them..boo hoo...

Tumblewords: said...

Comfort in all things! Great magpie.

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Me too..hooked on comfort! Thank you...

Paul C said...

I like the balance created here between earlier and later. There is a touch of sensuousness in both.

Lyn said...

Hi Paul C.
Thank you.. Glad I fit into both the earlier and later..

Stafford Ray said...

Hi Lyn, Don't you just hate 'breaking in' new shoes! Poor Amelda Marcos!

Lyn said...

Hi Stafford-
Very funny..never thought of Imelda and pity in the same sentence!
Thanks for visiting..

Sue J said...

It's amazing how we all gravitate towards comfort, but you need a few years of agonizing, crippling shoes to really appreciate the shoes that our *feet* like.

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

This is lovely - but I did wonder what Willow might say, having her shoes described as "old slouchy scuffs"?!

Derrick said...

P.S. I had an aunt who wore stilettos until she died. Mother never understood how she managed!

Lyn said...

Hi Sue J.
Thanks for dropping in...those few years of agony are called youth!! Then we pay..and get sensible!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I know that Willow's old scuffs must be elegant..mine? Not likely!!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I guess Auntie was a fashionista to the end!!

Jingle said...

Your post is always fun and fascinating...
lovely tale!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
This was an interesting prompt...always a challenge! Thanks..

Lisa said...

stiletto shoes are meant to seduce....a temporary passion....J41's or Dansko shoes are meant to be worn for hours as you explore the hills of San Fransico or walk the charming neighborhoods of Chicago. "sensible shoes" help you to explore your world and your soul! I have learned this from experience.

Lyn said...

Hi Lisa-
And our shoes shall lead us! Good treads eased me up Lombard..and back down...
Living in a city makes me walk daily..love it!! Thanks...

JeffScape said...

In other words... flats are uplifting. Heh. ;)

Lyn said...

Hi JeffScape-
Made me smile..but barefoot is heaven!!

A Cuban In London said...

Ah, life passing by, seen through a pair of shoes. What a fantastic poem! Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Too kind!! Aging..discarding/adding? Maybe another poem!

Gabriela Abalo said...

fantastic poem!! vibrant and refreshing

loveNlight
Gabi

Lyn said...

Hi Gabriela-
Thank you! girls just want to have fun..still can ...in flats!!

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