A poem

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A poem

Someone on another board shared this poem and I thought that you might like to read it.


Lily Maria Kathleen :angel1:August 10, 2007

"A Pair of Shoes"

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.
Some woman are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child

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Oh my I just teared up reading the poem. Is it yours or did you find it somewhere.

I am going to copy that and when I go back to work I am going to carry it in my pocket.
We are strong women. We will survive this.


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Someone on another board posted it. Not sure where she found it.


Lily Maria Kathleen :angel1: August 10, 2007

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I have read that before and it never loses meaning or becomes "oh that again" IYKWIM. Thank you for giving it the spotlight again.