Today I Set Aside My Sensible Shoes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Every path hath a puddle.” George Herbert

Today I Set Aside My Sensible Shoes

Intrusive clouds
in the hollows,
dull grey puddles,
reminders of
stepping over,
stepping around,
the weight on my wrist
ever calling,
I set aside
my sensible shoes
for a splash or two,
recalling laughter,
reclaiming joy 
between my toes.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under awareness, carefree, Free Verse, life, play, poem, quote

29 responses to “Today I Set Aside My Sensible Shoes – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice one! Play is important 💦

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  2. I have a labrador and on our walks wearing sensible shoes would be a waste of some fun!

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  3. Ah! Splendid poem and title, Paul. 🙂

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  4. Love your epigram and the poem that comes after. Allowing the tight spring to loosen up every once in awhile — or as often as the spirits moves one — is a balanced, joyful way to live. I can see you there, splashing in the puddle 🙂

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  5. A great reminder… I need to do that when the snow has melted.

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  6. Being barefoot is the best!

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  7. A delightful experience!

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  8. Love this! Oh, to set aside those shoes for the joy of it! 🙂 ❤

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  9. Amy

    Those sweet memories. Thank you, Paul!

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  10. sanaarizvi

    This is a delight of a poem, Paul! ❤️❤️ I so enjoyed reading it 😀

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