White Boots

Today’s Octpowrimo prompt is to bring our memories of colour to a new poem.  As a quilter, colour is incredibly important to me, and I’ve often written technicolour poems.  Colour me Happy is the most viewed poem on my blog.  It dates from a long time back, and has been re-blogged a couple of times, so I won’t bore you with it again!]   This one is new, but one of my earliest memories.  I suppose white is a colour.

White Boots

A bundle of mischief aged about two
lay on the kitchen table
Mum in a rush attempted
to button the baby’s boots.
White buckskin, they were, quite stylish
six buttons each side, very fiddly.
The child with a wriggle
crossed her legs with a giggle.

Left went on right and right went on left,
button hook flashed with a flourish.
At last they were done;
the child stood on the floor
and Mother looked down in horror.
Oh no, she cried, supressing a curse,
what’s to be done? Oh bother (or worse).
Of course they missed the bus.


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14 Responses to White Boots

  1. Quite cute! Thanks for sharing this lovely memory!

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  2. Candy says:

    what a fun memory!

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  3. Connie says:

    This poem made me smile. The word picture in my mind was wonderful. Thanks.

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  4. Dawn D says:

    Love the fun and laughter in this poem, you captured the cheekiness of the child perfectly. And poor mom 😉

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  5. Cindy says:

    I giggled a little at the end. Nice work! 🙂

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  6. Nikita Goel says:

    CUTE !


  7. Brought a big smile to my face!

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  8. tialys says:

    What a lovely image. I know you’re always telling us how old you are but surely not old enough to remember buttonhooks at first hand?

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  9. ivywalker says:

    This is great! Just the other day my great niece showed up with her shoes on the wrong feet… so cute…. she dressed herself … mom may have noticed if she had helped!


  10. Bastet says:

    How cute .. I really enjoyed this!


  11. katechiconi says:

    Love this! I must have missed it on previous outings. I think my favourite line is “oh bother (or worse)”… It is so often worse, but I’m very fond of drat and blast too…

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