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Booties to Boots - Haiku

Updated on November 2, 2012
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Clunky stark white shoes.

Bright green stains of new spring grass.

Baby boy stumbles.


Crack of bat. Crowd cheers.

Rounding bases. Cleats dig in.

Victory ice cream!


Heavy boots protect

gnarly toes ‘til tired heels

on coffee table.


Snow falls fast. Piles up

as cozy slippers shuffle

to morning coffee.


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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ignugent17 - thank you very much for taking the time to comment. i am glad you enjoyed this. I really enjoy writing and sharing haiku. this is among my favorites.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your haiku! :-)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ImKarn23 - Gotta love shoes! I think it is just in some people's DNA. It is closely associated with the "style gene". Saw your FB sharing. Thanks a million!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      LaThing - You see it perfecty. Growth and change in seasons and in life.... Happy that you enjoyed it so much.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Vinaya Ghimire - Glad you liked my interview. Thanks for stopping by to read my poems. See you around!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Dana - love shoes and love the 'shoe haiku's...lol

      please - feel free to post it on 'so shoe us' on fb..there's about 240 folks..

      or better yet - i'll do it for you..lol

      sharing everywhere..

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This so beautiful, with a great message....Changes and Growing up! Atleast, that's what I see :) excellent Haiku. Voting up and awesome!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Dana,I just read your fabulous interview and hope to catch up with your works in coming days.

      Cheers

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      KDuBarry03 - i love seeing what differet readers imagine when i write these. i have so much fin doing it an dyou guys just keep ading to the joy. thanks for the vote up and thanks a million for the tweet!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Clever haiku, Dana! I imagined Christmas morning with the last stanza lol. great read! Voted up and tweeted!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      B. Leekley - I am so glad that you appreciate the "twist" element. That is one of the trickiest parts of getting the Haiku just right. I love the form so much taht I try to stay true to it when I can. It prodices such exciting results.

      Thank you SO MUCH for the votes and shares!

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      Brian Leekley 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      I like these haiku, especially the way the last line of each give a twist to my expectations and leaves me with contrasting mental images – like outdoors: snow/ indoors: cozy slippers and coffee; the big game at the ball park / little kids having victory ice cream, etc. That's what a haiku is supposed to do. Up, Interesting, and shared with followers and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very nice and beautiful images! I love the photos. They grow up fast don't they?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Birthday Dana! "Shake your bootie" :)

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Wht a great poem about your friend's Baby Boy! You should frame this and give it as a gift! Very sincere and wonderful!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      marcoujor - Thank u for stopping by Maria. This was inspired by the sock Haiku and the news that a friend of mine was expecting a baby boy.

      Glad you like the Meataphor. I love Haku as well. What a burst of energy in such a small package! Adding something unique on top of that is something I really enjoy doing.

      Thanks for the vtes and hub hugs. You are a doll! :)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Vellur - thank u for the vote. inspiration can come from anywhere!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Wonderful, great Haiku. Voted up. Haiku for boots, wow!!

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dana--

      I find a Haiku to be the most appealing form of poetry for me.

      Even better is the metaphor for lifespan that your expressions symbolize. Now you know I'm heading to your "socks" next!

      Cool, refreshing and real-- Voted UP & ABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      suzzycue - thank you! if you haven't read the one about socks you should. I do the same thing with girls and their socks!.... so glad you apprecite the odd ball themes. i really enjoy throwing them out there :)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Darrylmdavis - I am glad you like this. It is funny how shoes can say so much. A paiar of shoes can tell a whole story if you really think about it.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Nell - I am always so delighted when you stop by. Thank u! See you around!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - thank you! that coffee shuffle was a toughy to get right. looks like i succeeded.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Martie - thank you for the creative haiku response! arent they fun?!

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      Susan Britton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      A great haiku poem showing the life of a boy in so very clever short amount of words in perfect Haiku form. Well done and I enjoyed the read very much. It is refreshing to read odd ball themes.

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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Nifty hub! I have these sorts of thoughts every time I have to clean out the shoe closet. :-)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Great little stories in each haiku, loved it! cheers nell

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Fascinating poems

      Dana Teresa's haikus

      Booties for babies.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is such a sweet poem on shoes. Love the way you transition the wearing of them through the days and season. The morning coffee shuffle is my favorite visual here!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Bill and Patty - Thank you!

      I would love to print out comments like these and mail them to my high school writing teacher. She hated my haiku! :( I am begining to think my poor poetry skills early in life stemmed more from bad teaching than lack of talent. Unless of course you guys like crappy poems. Impossible! :)

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Interesting!!! Very Clever!!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very clever....very creative....very well done!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Jools99 - Hi Julie! nice to see you stop by.... oooh! I just got an idea. haiku about hats!!! sorry about that randomness. that is what my brain does..... When I think about the last one, I can't help but picture the slippers one of my mom's former boyfriends used to wear. There is just something so laid back and comfy about them. :)

      take care see u around hubland

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Dana, socks and now shows - Sock Haiku has a partner :o), great haiku and the final one is my favourite, I can hear the shuffling of slippers, I can see the snow falling, wonderful.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      ananceleste - size 11 already! wow!... I know how you feel. My "little cousin" is all of a sudden taller than me? When on earth did that happen?!

      thank u for stopping by my odd little look at life

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      starstream - when I was writing the first one, and when I read it, I can't help but think of those clunky plain white shoes that seem to have been around forever! They always make me smile. So glad to bring up happy memories.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      this is so beautiful! I am just looking at my son's boots size 11 ( he is 15) and I cant stop giggling! Where has my baby boy go?

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      When I see so many precious baby shoes I recall all those days of watching my children learn to walk. Thanks.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      vocalcoach - "Magnificent"?! I am always filled with such honest joy when I read comments like these! THANK YOU! So happy that you like my themes. They are an odd poetic expression of myself. Plenty more to come I am sure!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Brilliant?! Me? Of course! Lol. Thank u, Linda! :)

      I had this idea right aound when I wrote the sock haiku, augmented by the news that one of my friends was expecting a baby boy. It took me this long to write it how I wanted. So nice to finally get it out of me!!!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Magnificent haiku! Wonderful and clever thoughts stretched together with emotion. I love your themes. Keep them coming.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Josh - THANKS! I could write poems 24/7. I have beem trying my hardest to make sure I have something unique to share along with them. Like my oddball themes! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      A companion hub for your socks haiku!! Brilliant concept! Looking forward to your next haiku idea ;)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Dana,

      Excellent poem! Clever idea for a haiku, I love it! Keep up the great work!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      b. Malin - thank u!

      I had the idea for this back when i wrote the one about socks. it took me a while to find the right words.

      I'm actually not a mom. I feel like I am though! I used to change my cousins diapers and now they are teenagers! And my niece and nephew/Godson are growing up way to fast! Reminds us how important it is to enjoy every moment!!!!

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Booties, to Boots, is so Beautifully Expressed in your Lovely Haiku Poem, Dana. From another Mom, Let me just say, the TIME does Fly by.