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An Ugly Pair of shoes poem by unknown.

I am wearing a pair of shoes

They are ugly shoes

Uncomfortable shoes

I hate my shoes

Each day I wear them and each day I wish I had another pair

Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step

Yet, I continue to wear them

I get funny looks wearing these shoes

They are looks of sympathy

I can tell in other's eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs

They never talk about my shoes

To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable

To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them

But, once you put them on, you can never take them off

I now realise that I am not the only one who wears these shoes

There are many pairs in this World

Some parents are like me and ache daily as they try to walk in them

Some have learned how to walk in them so that they don't hurt quite so much Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt

No parent deserves to wear these shoes

Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger person

These shoes have given me the strength to face anything

They have made me who I am

I will forever walk in the shoes of a parent who has lost a child

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