Saturday, December 11, 2010

winning me over with pointy-toed shoes

to staid for too long
I needed a makeover
I painted my nails green
designed them with dots and lines
when I showed those to you
you smirked
and handed me something
I unwrapped it
an involuntary gasp of shock 
escaped my lips 
when I opened the shoe box
and saw the pointy-toed shoes
I turned around
and hit you hard with those heels

"If you had got me boots, you wouldn't have been booted"

42 comments:

Koby said...

Why don't "they" ever listen...? I enjoy your poetry.

sandra said...

so fun and original...love this!

Cheryl said...

Nice nice nice! A real change from your usual style.

kaykuala said...

I always enjoy a different twist, an unexpected outcome. But tell me, if not for pointed toes what would have been preferred by most ladies? Great poem!

Bookie said...

I guess she REALLY didn't like those shoes!

sage said...

Those heels hurt! LOL

Sue said...

Really fun. You always have an interesting entry!

=)

vivinfrance said...

I enjoyed that. The idea is shocking that anyone should try to give me shoes to fit my awkward feet

jfb57 said...

Another flash of violence from those heel! I love it! ;)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Another post where the shoes are used as a weapon...I love the unexpected ending!

shafeena said...

Gosh ... i never new this prompt would give out so much violence.. the most i expected was the wizard of oz

Teresa said...

Such a great use of pointy-toed shoes! I love your poem.

flaubert said...

Yes, Gautami I have a real dislike for pointy-toed shoes. Fun poem.
Pamela

Viki said...

LOL, very clever and too funny. Great centus today.

faith said...

I guess he got the "point"!

Elizabeth said...

Had to laugh. Really like the unexpected twists you often bring to the table. Keep writing Gautami, you are a jewel,

Elizabeth

giovannicucullo said...

This was quite fun and very different from your usual posts.

Vennie said...

great one! they buy what THEY like to see on us - not what we like.

Reflections said...

How fun! Love the unexpected boot with the pointed toe shoes.

nimaruichi said...

This is what happens when you paint your nails green :)

Ramesh Sood said...

Bahut achha hai Gautami..you always have some surprise to offer..

Harshad mehta said...

Fun. Can you doubt his sincerity?

Tammie said...

ah, the art of listening, knowing is a rare thing.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

lol...this one made me laugh. Loved it!

SandyCarlson said...

Men and footwear...what they want and what we need...! I enjoyed that.

Ames said...

My goodness that's twice today that one of you girls has given it to your husbands :) ~Ames

Amanda Moore said...

very creative I loved the ending.... haven't we all "booted" someone at least once?

ρομπερτ said...

True life indeed. Please have you all a good new week.


daily athens

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific fun! The boot can be a fine thing...:)

Patti said...

Loved this- great poem and interpretation!

Kodjo Deynoo said...

A great take on this prompt

RockiBottom said...

wonderful bit of humor

Judie said...

That's right! Just smack 'um with those pointy toed shoes!!

DeLi said...

it remind me of the song, "these boots are made for walking"

Rek said...

love your style of using poetry to convey a tale....poor guy but guess he deserved it....

Wayne Pitchko said...

enjoyed another of your poems Gautami.....thanks again for sharing

cj Schlottman said...

Good poem, very different for your usual. This prompt has brought out some violence in us!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Enjoyed reading it.

Tgoette said...

Served him right! LOL! Great job this week!

Jenny said...

In my head this prompt was about sweet little elf shoes...but I love how we all twisted it to make it about violence - ha!

What a great read!

I love coming to visit you.

Jingle said...

beautiful message.

Anna said...

Lovely poem with an important message!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 32