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My paddock boots lay outside the door
They had been torn, banged, and dirtied
And the scent of a farm came with them too;
The smelly sweat and animals followed me around like I was their leader

I'd only wear them at the barn
A clop clop clop came from underneath them with every step I'd take
And a small trail of mud grew as I walked

From riding horses to cleaning stalls,
I have never washed them
Every particle of dust and dirt had a meaning,
All the things I've don't in these have been caked onto them for me to recall
My boots were my scrapbook

After thinking to myself for some time, I went to the door and pulled them in,
Gripping the dirty leather in between my fingers
Rubbing it into my palms and the memories were coming in,
And I remembered the good days
So in L.A. our teach told us to write a poem about 1 or more pair of shoes that express out personality. I wrote mine about my paddock boots. I was going to try to write about my colorful converse. But I couldn't get much off of those. Even after staring at them for a long time :XD:

And yes, they are terribly dirty. Dirty as heck. Like crap. But I've had them since I began to ride, and they are worn so soft. They soles have molded to my feet. They do have a lot of meaning to me. All the tears in them were from when my favorite horses have crushed my feet :P

I don't know how I'm going to throw them out. They're getting to small D8

I'm still awaiting my grade for this - I'm hoping I got an A ;D

EDIT: Yay! (: I got a 100% on this!
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maram10996 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know exactly what you mean! I still have my first pair of boots but now they're too small :( It's really depressing!
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bluegumibear Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know :(
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BeautifulAdmiration Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's good, I like it. I like the "and a small trail of mug grew as I walked" line.
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bluegumibear Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ;)
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BeautifulAdmiration Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome. :)
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