Sonnet – A Gift

Prompt 24, Hour 24

Write a poem about a gift, real or imagined, fantastical or boring.


Sonnet – A Gift


My most expensive item of foot wear
Happens to be a pair of leather shoes
Not black, or brown; but reds, and greens, and blues
A taste for these shoes is considered rare

And when I wear them I have to take care
Many have seen them and tried to abuse
I usually wear them with tartan trews
It’s no wonder that people stop to stare

But regardless as to what people think
I prefer to look the way that I do
Some have accused me of having a drink
But this is the life I live; which I choose

The way I choose to live is not a dare
I am where I am; and I am happy there.

Poem 24 of 24, written for the 24hr Poetry Marathon 2020 by DS Coremans – Forever Distracted by Life

2 thoughts on “Sonnet – A Gift

  1. Didn’t notice there was options to comment on here Darren!

    Really enjoyed reading your 24 original creations. I knew nothing about the poetry marathon before I knew about your participation in the event last year. Now I look forward to it!

  2. I love this! You’ve created a gently whimsical tone throughout, yet, at the same time, there’s a quiet determination and a real sense of quiet pride in your individuality. You keep us slightly off-balance throughout with your rhyming scheme, but the final couplet finish the poem off perfectly. And colourful shoes are a thing of beauty!

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