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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Blue (10/08/09)

TITLE: Blue Shoes
By Leann Mabrey
10/15/09


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Blue is the color of the shoes,
little shoes never worn,
by a little boy who
was never born.

He was there and then gone.
Somehow I knew
I wouldnít have him long.
But still I bought the shoes of blue

Blue was the color of the shoes
That belong to the boy that should be mine
The shoes are all I have left,
of my little boy, gone before his time.

I look at them daily and remember
How I felt that cold December
So full of love, ready to burst
Of all my children, he was my first.

Knowing he was there
Always made me smile
It only lasted a little while
Sometimes life seems so unfair.

I know heís in Heaven
No fear and no pain
Jesus now is holding him
Knowing that keeps me sane

But one day Iíll see that boy again.
Iíll keep the shoes until then
For now I hold him in my heart
Until that day when nothing will keep us apart.


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harvestgal Ndaguba10/15/09
Wow, a deeply moving poem. Good writing.
Ruth Brown 10/18/09
Very touching. You capture the love of all who have miscarried or lost a baby!
Shilo Goodson10/19/09
That was a touching poem.
Marie Fink10/19/09
Excellent heartfelt poem that would help others know it's okay to long and miss and then reconcile. Be careful of staying in the same tense, at least in the same stanza...

"Blue was the color of the shoes
That belong to the boy that should be mine
The shoes are all I have left,
of my little boy, gone before his time."

...that belonged to the boy that should have been mine, would fit.