Socks

 

 Dedicated to Nadia and Ayden,

my dear grandchildren who contributed to the poem

with rhyming lines and stocking feet! 

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Green socks, red socks!

Everybody loves socks!

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Perhaps the pink sock went out for the day

In any case, its partner is here to stay

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Oh glorious purple, how beautiful your hue

But the other is lost, so what should I do?

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The Green Bay Packer sock went out for a touchdown

While this one is left in the bleachers with a sad frown

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Oh, you with the beautiful orange and green stripes

What an adornment you were, with the St. Patrick’s Day pipes!

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Twenty odd colors of blue, who would suspect such a queue?

How I long for a simple, marching parade of two!

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Did you ever think black had so many shades?

My shoes are protesting and formed a blockade!

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Red, purple, green, yellow and blue

Too many socks, I do not know what to do!

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Now there are five wiggling toes looking at me~

Where, oh where, can the other five be?

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Their partners have left them stranded here alone

No forwarding address, no texting, no micro smart phone!