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Saturday, October 31, 2009
While this may, at first, seem like a strange little poem ... please keep reading. It is deep ... and heartfelt.
A Pair of Shoes
I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly 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 ...
Yet ... I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks
for wearing these shoes.
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 women 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 had to disrupt her adoption
in order to protect
the other children in her home.
* Author Unknown *