Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I never could wear high heeled shoes
I'm too much of a klutz
They make my legs look sexy but
I look like such a yutz!

I waver and I wobble
I stagger and I stumble
And if by chance I take the stairs
I'm sure to take a tumble!

I know they'd make me stylish
And they sure look perty
But I'm not built for high heeled shoes
My ankles are not sturdy!

But still I keep a pair or two
In my closet on the floor
Because they come in handy
For a certain type of chore

A popped nail in the drywall
And I don't look for a hammer
I grab a high heeled shoe 
And bang that sucker in with glamour!


Brian Miller said...

bang it with glamour...lol...yeah i gave up high heels a while back...smiles.

MISH said...

The red shoes are gorgeous ! I love the final line ... at least the shoes serve a "glamorous" purpose ...

Christine said...

Thanks for the idea, now I know what to do with the heels I have in my closet collecting dust.

120 Socks said...

Hilarious! Also good to hit burglers over the head with!!

Linda H. said...

Thanks for the chuckle :-)

Fireblossom said...

omg LOL. Turn in your Girl Card. Now.

*laffin hard*

Anonymous said...

I can't wear those high heels either--they kill my feet!

I really enjoyed your fun poem. A very practical way to put some use to those glamorous heels.

Mynx said...

What a wonderful fun poem. I used to wear heels all the time but not so much now and when I do, I pack a spare pair of flats to wear home.

nene said...

Ok, a male perspective that has been inculcated with the American traditional sexist view: Love women in high heels because great legs are my second favorite body part on a woman.

By my response one can interpolate, gender biased of course, that first; high heels were invented by men for men, second; As Miquel de Uno Muno professes, we are more than just cerebral and spiritual, we are all sexual beings that walk with terrestrials with the same mundane needs.

There, put that in your tequila and drink it.

darev2005 said...

Hee hee hee! Love it! Never been a fan of high heels anyway. Silly and useless and dangerous. Like Chinese foot binding.

Tom Eliot said...

AKA Tom Eliot:

Hi - really enjoyed this piece. It brought a smile to my face. loved the imagery and the use of slang in stanza 1.

Lolamouse said...

nene: well...ok.

nene said...

To qualify my earlier comments:

I hope you know that I've grown out of that 'sexist' persona. In fact I have been actively involved in womens issues because they, women, still being considered a minority in many facets of the social strata in our world, speaks to my issues as a Mexican born naturalized citizen of the US. Although we, Latinos, are now a larger percentage of all ethnic groups in the US, we are still considered a minority when considered for opportunities.

I am a strong hetero-sexual man who love women for the 'wrong' reasons. (LOL)