Sneakers [15 Words or Less Poems]

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here. 

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This image makes me think of several things:

  1. those displays of shoes/boots to represent people (soldiers often, but not always) killed
  2. my husband’s converse obsession
  3. my hatred of shoelaces!

And here’s my first draft. NOTE: I’m off today on a visit to a library, where I’ll be sharing and writing poetry with kids. Can’t wait to do that and to deliver the signed books I got for them at ALA. Bonus: My daughter Annabelle will be along with me on this little road trip:>) The downside is that I will be out all day and not around to comment on your poems, though I will read them when I can!

Stompers, Not Sneakers

It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)

 

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17 Responses

  1. My family and I are traveling today, too. I’ve been thinking of riddle-kus

    A riddle-ku

    eyelets are windows
    to the soles of this heaven
    your jump dreams for sale

  2. Red, white, blue
    orange, tan, black
    any color on this rack
    carries you far & back.

    (draft) Margaret Simon

    1. “carries you far and back” made me think of the nostalgia of these sneakers first…then I realizes they do that physically, too. Nice!

  3. Enjoy the day with your daughter Laura. Oh, those Converse shoes. Watched Midnight at the Museum with little ones this past weekend and that bit of fun remains in my brain.

    Midnight Soiree

    Clock strikes twelve
    shoes rebel
    jump off shelves
    night of fun
    before morning’s sun.

    1. If all those in the picture “jumped off shelves” there would indeed be some clomp, whomp and stomping!

  4. Very good description of “sneakers,” Laura!

    CONVERSation

    Whose shoes
    clutter floor
    eyesore
    can’t ignore
    therefore,
    uproar!

  5. Jeepers, Creepers
    By Dianne Moritz

    Jeepers, creepers!
    Puppy chewed my sneakers.…
    Here, there, everywhere.
    Now I need another pair!

  6. poem By Jessica Bigi sory I’m so lat today

    Kicking Off My Sneakers And Chillin

    Stomping
    Screeching
    Bubblegum sticky
    Strings
    Laccases Looping
    Spring heals
    Leaping
    When I’m
    Hooping James

  7. poems By Jessica Bigi

    Kicking Of My sneakers And Chilling

    Stomping
    Screeching
    Bubblegum sticky
    Strings
    Laccases Looping
    Springing Heals
    Lopping
    when I’m
    Hooping James

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