plans (red shoes)

bottom of the list
overlooked
never remembered
quietly dripping
off the page
filling a river
with lavender
and blue
BUT
no time like
today to
wear the red shoes
and go dancing
I thought and
wore my
black glasses
and a coat
to hide my
soul and heart
as it’s no one’s
business
let them see
the red shoes
and think
what they want
a charade
is what it is
they believe
anything
as long as it
wears make-up
a lipstick smile
is as good as a
real one
you never know
it might even be true
and it’s worth a try
maybe
tomorrow.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

plans (red shoes)

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Poem to go with my illustration red shoes

The fairy tale The Red Shoes is one of the most disturbing and scary ones I know. Andersen wrote a few of those…. however, the picture of the red shoes is one I keep coming back to in my mind. It signifies so much and I’ve tried to explain what it means to me (as a woman) in the poem.

See the illustration to go with it “here”:

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