Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Secret Red Shoes

red sparklers

The Secret

for Kelly Sauer

When I was a girl,
I wanted shoes like Dorothy's.
Red sparkled, to fend off
witches, grant my wishes.
Mine were leather,
with a strap.
I walked into life
anyway, where I found
a red-lipped me,
a star-like you.

This post is also being shared with One Shot Wednesday.



Blogger Louise Gallagher said...

Love those shoes!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Kelly Sauer said...

this made me absolutely cry this morning. and I've even seen it already.

thank you for your bright love on a very hard day...

8:55 AM  
Blogger Megan Willome said...

What a wonderful tribute to Kelly!

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. Like her. :)

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful little poem. So much conveyed in so few words.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


5:45 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

sounds like you got a few of those wishes...smiles.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous violet said...

Isn't it lovely how wishes come true. (Sweet photo.)

6:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This is very sweet. I think we were all enamored with Dorothy at some time in our lives. I know I was. Loved the Wizard of Oz as a little girl.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

click your heels 3 times and watch the magic happen..

small poem, big in content.
much enjoyed this!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Love this! A very sweet poem. I always wanted red shoes as a child...not practical, my mother said...so now as an adult I have a favorite pair of red keens for summer and one for winter...not sparkly, but I wear them nearly every day:-)

ahh my shoes don't sparkle but the word verification is "glowing" (hee, hee, hee)

8:43 PM  
Blogger Pat Hatt said...

Looks like you made the wishes come true with out the shoes or fighting off a wicked witch..haha

10:50 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

i love everything about this poem. the words, the rhythm, the whimsy, the dream, the love.

"I walked into life
anyway, where I found
a red-lipped me,
a star-like you."

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those shoes are great.
Once I bought my daughter ruby shoes and she promptly jumped in the pool with them...she wished they were mermaid flippers she said.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Feel as if I peeked in and glimpsed your sweet friendship...thank you

8:18 PM  
Blogger Maude Lynn said...

I love it!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Joelle said...


12:14 PM  
Blogger Shashidhar Sharma said...

Hi Barkat

Its very nice...

Om Namah Shivaya

11:16 PM  
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8:44 PM  

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