Posted by: Jayme | September 25, 2007


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 realize that I am not the only one
who wears these shoes
There are many pairs in the world
Some woman are like me and ache
daily as they walk in them
Some have learned how to walk in them
so that they don’t hurt quite so much
Some have worn the shoes so long
that days will go 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 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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