Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Misty’s shoes April 17, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:21 pm
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I’m wearing Misty’s shoes;

her ghost clings to them

billowing behind the clicking heels

in the hallway.

Misty set these shoes

on the foot rest of her

wheelchair, but I’m dancing

to her memory down corridors,

blowing kisses to the sky

through windows

wide with wishes.




A few years ago on eBay I bought a pair of black and white Fluevog Harlows:  T-straps on towering spool heels .  Misty’s sister told me about how they were selling her shoes after her untimely death from cystic-fibrosis.  I was so impressed with what she told me about her feisty sister over a brief correspondance, that I created a shoe-oholic character called Misty in the Grace books 3 & 4.  The manuscript is sitting on a shelf, waiting for polishing.  Someday you’ll get to meet her fictional namesake.  In the meantime, you can admire her excellent taste in shoes:

John Fluevog Harlow (Black/White Crackle) - Spectators Dress Shoes :  heels blackandwhite spectator


28 Responses to “poem- Misty’s shoes”

  1. Morgan Says:

    OOO me likey 🙂

  2. Serena Malcolm Says:

    This is so sad but beautiful x

  3. kiwiskan Says:

    a great memorial

  4. Gorgeous shoes! I love your poem honouring them and Misty, such a great tribute 😀 I can’t wait to hopefully meet her namesake character 🙂

  5. sporterhall Says:

    Sad but what a beautiful way to commemorate! Oh and yes, the shoes are spot on!

  6. syl65 Says:

    Thank you for sharing this Shawn. Beautiful tribute.

  7. A beautiful poem, and moving in a very everyday, such is life kind of way…and I wanted to thank you for your ongoing support at the moment while I’m taking the NaPoWriMo challenge. I so appreciate you taking the time to read and ‘like’ my work. Blessings on your day, Harula xxx

  8. Hazel Says:

    Love this poem Shawn. Nice back story too

  9. Duke Says:

    Lots of soul.

  10. Nikysink Says:

    Beautiful…. I love it!

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