Akua Achampong

Comfortable In My Skin...Not So Much In Your Boots - Poem by Akua Achampong

I walked a mile in your boots,
But they weren't for me.
They blistered my feet and made them bleed.

You spent a day in my skin,
But it didn't quite fit.
You stretched it, misused it and it made you itch.

I lived a day with you; your boots my skin.
And it wasn't so painful to do.
So whereas I'm not so comfortable in your boots,
I'm perfectly fine with you.

Comments about Comfortable In My Skin...Not So Much In Your Boots by Akua Achampong

  • (5/30/2006 8:33:00 AM)

    Very intriguing. I like this poem, well done. :) (Report) Reply

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  • (10/29/2005 12:59:00 PM)

    This is an interesting-parable, I guess one could say. You're a good writer, don't get me wrong! You use a *literal* image of boots, to describe your experience of the other person; then a *metaphorical* image of skin (because we can't literally 'get inside one another's skin') , to describe his/her experience of you. Reading the poem, I tried to muse on whether you're suggesting some difference in the quality of the two people's experiences-that you described with different kinds of images-and things got fuzzy for me. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 29, 2005

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