I have, mostly in private, penned thousands of poems. I have written poetry seriously since I was 13. My very first poem, however, was written as an assignment when I was about 8. It’s entitled “Shoes” And it goes like this:
Shoes are what are on your feet.
Some are nerdy. Some are neat.
If I had none, I suppose
I would walk on tippy toes
To keep the rocks from underfoot
Cuz that would cause my feet to hurt.
So Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall
I guess I’ll wear shoes after all.