The shoes I wear…


I am wearing a pair of shoes

They are ugly shoes, uncomfortable 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 that I can take another step.

Yet, I continue to wear them.

I get funny looks wearing these shoes.

There are looks of sympathy…

I can tell from other’s eyes that they are glad that they are my shoes and not theirs.

They never talk about my shoes.

To learn how uncomfortable 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 realise that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.

There are many pairs in the world.

Some people are like me and ache daily

As they try and walk in them so they don’t hurt so much.

Some have worn the shoes so long

That days will go by before they think of how much they hurt.

No one deserves to wear these shoes.

Yet because of these shoes I am a stronger person.

These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.

They have made me who I am.

I will walk forever in the shoes of a parent who has lost a child.


(Author unknown)

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