Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Shoes

Thank you, Jen for sharing the following poem.

Perfectly said.


I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes, uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.

Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.

I get funny looks wearing these shoes, they are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.

To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.

I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.
Some women are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt.

No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.

I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

Author unknown


7 comments:

Andrea said...

Leah,

This is so very true...thank you for sharing.

Cristin said...

I ran across this poem in the first weeks after I lost Cayden and it really struck me then as it does now.

Shandrea said...

This couldn't be said any better. Thanks for sharing. sending you hugs.

Jill said...

I have heard this before and it is so perfectly said... xo

Courtney said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

thanks for sharing this is beautiful

elena said...

I love this poem. Expresses a lot of what we as grieving parents feel, trying to find our new place in this world. We are not the same as we once were, though the world may remain unchanged.

love and prayers
elena

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