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Heart and Sole MAG

February 10, 2009
By FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
FadetoFluorescent SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
9 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Some pin their hearts on their sleeves,
Or chains sliding down their necks,
Or clips woven into brightly streaked hair.
I wear my heart, large and bright,
On the bottom of my Converse low-tops,
Crusted with dried dirt that has long since hardened
On the glow-in-the-dark rim
That envelops shiny, clear vinyl
In which my purple-and-yellow-patterned socks show through.
They stretch up to my knees,
Slightly crumpled, uneven and striking.
Winding and folding down long tan legs
And into size 10 low-tops hugging size 10 feet
That have never longed for the caressing softness
Of gentle sheepskin in Australian boots.
With neon stockings pulled over them,
My thin, long feet progress into
Thin, long toes, irregular and bent by nature.
Tips dipped in shiny cobalt and midnight charcoal,
The brilliant colors are useless and hidden.
I wear my heart large and bright, though unseen,
On the bottoms of my shoes.
Shown only through the acts of jumping, kicking, or falling,
Dirtied with mud and worn from miles,
I pin my heart proudly on my sole.

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amazing concept, amazing idea, amazing use of words. I've reread this a million times, I'm in love. :)

on Jan. 10 2012 at 9:50 am
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AMAZING USE OF AN ANALOGY!! please look at some of my work! this poem is really great, well written!

on Dec. 19 2011 at 10:44 am
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on Sep. 22 2011 at 6:08 pm
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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Lovley poem, not poep.

on Sep. 22 2011 at 6:08 pm
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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When I first saw the title I was going to comment on the fact that "sole" is spelt "soul" in that context, but based on what the poem is about, i understand that you ment to do it. Lovley peop, very creative! 

HopeRenae GOLD said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 8:10 pm
HopeRenae GOLD, LaVista, Nebraska
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Wow this is intensely good!

on Aug. 31 2011 at 5:59 pm
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I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

I love this poem for it's uniqueness. It also has a very interesting tone to it and the symbolisim is gret. Amazing!

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on Aug. 9 2011 at 9:45 pm
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I may have commented before, but i really do love this poem, and i really, really love converse too. I have a pink pair that are old and scuffed and dirty and i love them, and i have a blue pair that are fairly new with a drawn heart on the bottom too :)

on Jul. 18 2011 at 6:37 pm
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Is putting your heart under your shoe supposed and being happy about it supposed to represent self-inflicted depression? Or is this a be-yourself type poem with a original, but strange, twist? Either way, this poem is great.

If you like this, check out my poem, "True Colors", and leave some good feedback!!! (^_^)

on Apr. 21 2011 at 7:37 pm
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i really really love this! so original

on Feb. 14 2011 at 3:35 pm
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Wow, this is great. :)

on Feb. 14 2011 at 12:43 pm
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i love it! :D please write more!

on Jan. 1 2011 at 11:23 pm
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guess who just drew a heart on the bottom of her converse? I love this poem.

on Dec. 5 2010 at 12:46 pm
mangledheart BRONZE, Raleigh, Mississippi
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Converse and poetry :) My favorites. Really great poem by the way!

on Nov. 18 2010 at 7:32 pm
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Really good. :) I like the end especially.

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on Oct. 27 2010 at 12:57 pm
Lothro SILVER, Mequon, Wisconsin
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this poem is a locked door. i know there is seriously deep meaning behind the door, but you left out the key. i want to know what this means to YOU. give me the key, so i can open this door.

on Sep. 13 2010 at 6:25 pm
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absolutely adorable/beautiful/amazing!!!!!!!

on Aug. 15 2010 at 9:38 pm
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gotta love malapropism! the imagery is great and breathless and it had you guessing and kept me reading.... mind reading some of mine?

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everything about this is perfect.

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on Jul. 31 2010 at 3:21 pm
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