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Memories of Ordinary Things
by Papillon

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

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Usually, a shoe walks gently through the day.
Unassumingly taking the owner on its way.
But sometimes a shoe can speak a tale.
Of its owner's life so very frail.
The owner could have been you or me, or anyone.
Getting ready for work, tying strings on the run.
This person taking for granted that little skill.
Leaves behind the knowlege he or she was real.
The ash that stains this prior foot cover.
Is what is left of a husband, wife or lover.
{i}Daughter son, sister or brother..{/i}
Was this shoe picked out with any thought in it?
Was it the most comfortable in the closet?
Was it to match a smart looking suit?
Was it picked out over the choice of a boot?
There is no knowing the full story of this shoe's tenet.
It serves only to remind of its owner's final minute.
Do not forget! seems to be this shoes plea.
As it lays in the rubble in land of the free!
Innocence lost on September 11th brings.
Memories frozen in time with ordinary things.

This is about a shoe that was found at the Twin Towers after 9/11 Photo by Bethe Kieser/AP
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Reviewed by Micha Julian 11/24/2002
dear god, paps,
oh how so true...and devastating...and it could have been any...oh, powerful and compassionate and just ...just a remider, so NOT FORGET, BLESS YOU, MY FRIEND,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/29/2002
*chills* haunting write, papillon...i agree with vicky, " could have been us." please..."always remember and never forget" (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 10/29/2002
These are the things that make us realize tangibly that it could have been us.
Thank you. Vicky
Reviewed by Neptune Sailor 10/29/2002
Haunting Indeed.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/29/2002
wow!!!!! a haunting write! *may we never forget* and god bless america again!
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