Dead Men's Shoes

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Shopping for designer clothes

I’m really not that touchy

You know the sort of thing I mean

Christian Dior, Gucci.

 

My boutiques are found in town

The shops I have in mind

Are Scope and British Heart Foundation,

Guide Dogs for the Blind.

 

Hidden treasures lie therein

(And you’ll avoid the queues)

There’s books and shirts and trousers -

But best of all there’s shoes.

 

There’s ‘uggins there to choose from

I don’t mean rubbish neither

With leather soles and uppers

That cost less than a fiver.

 

And size of shoe’s no problem

As I rummage round the shelves,

Cos if the shoes are cheap enough

I’ll fit from 8s to 12s!

 

I make my mind up instantly

No need for thinking twice;

I never try them on for size -

I try them on for price.

 

Now some of these are “dead men’s shoes”

(I’m talking literally)

And I’ve an inkling how they died -

Sometimes their shoes kill me.

 

So don’t shell out with loads of dosh

Expel Designer Blues

Exercise some Charity

Step into “Dead Men’s Shoes”.       

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 30th Jan 2011 12:05

Good poem.... amusing and touching. The best sort!
Cate xx

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Philipos

Sat 29th Jan 2011 19:58

Liked especially 'Now some of these are “dead men’s shoes”
(I’m talking literally) And I’ve an inkling how they died - Sometimes their shoes kill me. (You saw All Quiet on the Western Front too did ya?) I've just been offered the shoes of a recently deceased person and I'm not that keen on the idea of saying yes. Liked your poem great stuff

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Dave Bradley

Sat 29th Jan 2011 16:28

Nice one, John, very funny, well written and well observed. Really enjoyed it.

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Tom Harding

Sat 29th Jan 2011 12:40

nice style and good message. the joke of it all is the things you often find are often better made and won't fall apart nearly so quickly as the cheap cr*p you find these days in high street shops.

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