Friday, September 21, 2012

Red Shoes

At the heart,
a little girl’s dream,
standing high
in heeled red shoes,
takes her miles
into her light
where she is
neither shelved
with those shoes
society imposes,
nor toppled
off the pedestal
status builds
Rather, with each
balanced step, she
rules the stars
that twinkle in
her mother’s eyes

Written for T.S. Poetry/Every Day Poems/Tweetspeak Poetry - September/Image-ine: Red Shoes based on painting by Nicola Slattery at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the lovely poem Grace. Best wishes Nicola Slattery