Spring Into Verse Day 18 = The Poet Searches For An Ending

This poem took exactly a year to write! Well, let me explain. I started writing it in the month of August and was having trouble finding a suitable ending, so I put into a folder of unfinished poetry pieces. Almost a year to the day, I stumbled across it again and immediately knew the words I wanted to use. The problem had resolved itself. It serves as a clear example of why writers need to distance themselves from their writing occasionally. A little distance provides a clearer appreciation of the words. Maybe not a whole year though!

Sneaker Look

Discarded sneakers
Scuffed and mangled
Laces frayed
Both lay rejected by the door
They ‘ll not see action any more
No more housing smelly socks
Scrambling rocks
The sole is smooth
Colour faded
Worn out torn out
And worst of all
On each sad shoe
Is a giant hole
Where a toe pokes through
Their value has at last diminished
Sad to say
Their sneaking’s finished.


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