vern eaker

(summer of 57 / Illinois U.S.A.)

If I were a shoe

If I were a shoe
Wonder what I’d do
Would I go out?
Or just lay about

If I were a shoe
I could go with you
Running or playing
On a beach laying
Socks stuffed inside
Maybe on a bike ride

If I were a shoe
A life half of two
Skipping or prancing
Jogging or dancing
Go for fast food
Or dinner for two

If I were a shoe
So many things to do
Sneaking and stalking
Climbing and walking
Accessorizing your clothes
Perhaps offending your nose

If I were a shoe
What I’d do with you
Travel near or far
Relax while in the car
Stroll around the mall
Or play, kick the ball

If I were a shoe
I would take care of you
Protect your feet
From the street
And morning dew
Yes even dog poo

If I were a shoe
I could comfort you
Safely covering your feet
Showing off to friends you meet
If I’m polished and kept clean
I emit a marvelous sheen

Submitted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (If I were a shoe by vern eaker )

Enter the verification code :

  • Patti Masterman (1/28/2009 7:54:00 PM)

    I love shoe poems and this one is done very well.
    Life from the viewpoint of a shoe- it's not so bad at all,
    according to this. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. Soul's Keys, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Love Confessed, Sandra Feldman
  3. LONELY, Egbe Chris
  4. The Cemetery, John Dadzie
  5. People Confusion Is, Is It Poetry
  6. God has been biting his nails again, Mandolyn ...
  7. Forsaken, Clara Keiper
  8. LONELY EBOLA, Egbe Chris
  10. Titbit Of Tit, Saanumi ikujuni

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

[Hata Bildir]