A Shoe for a Shrew(Revised Childrens Story)


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A Shoe for a Shrew(Revised Childrens Story)

A Shoe for a Shrew

"Come down for breakfast darling," the sweet little girl named Sally, heard her mommy calling.
Sitting on the floor of her bedroom, Sally had been quite pondering.
Just how to explain to her mommy, her conflict.
About having only one shoe to wear that day.
With a sigh on her little breath, Sally went downstairs to face what comes next.

Poor Sally just gave up trying to think of excuses, and,
Decided nothing else would do but the truth.
As she stood in the kitchen by her mommy, looking worried.
She saw the confusion building on her mother's face, from her lack of one shoe.

"Darling why are you wearing only one shoe."
"I wish I could say that I lost it,  mommy, but to tell a lie is a sin."
Sally just shrugged her small shoulders and continued to say,
"So mommy, all I can do is to tell you the truth.

"When I went in the closet to fetch my shoes."
"I found that one of them was already in use."

Now Sally's mom was wise and heard many strange excuses, but this one really puzzled and confused her, so she had to ask.
"Darling what could possible be using one of your shoes?"

"I know it sounds silly mommy, but I swear, it is all the truth."
Sally's mom crossed her arms, staring at her little girl, beginning to disbelief, how this could be true.
Seeing the look on her mother's face, Sally knew she had to tell her the rest and hope for the best.
Sally knowing her mother had a kind spot in her heart, continued to say.

"You see mommy, when I went in the closet to fetch my shoes, a nest I found made in one."
"And I could not just toss it out of that one shoe, mommy, for I knew it would break my heart, and maybe your's too, mommy"
"For I found a little Shrew had made a nest in my shoe"
"And I knew her babies did need their little home, dear mommy, like the one I have here with you."

"Mommy could you please just buy me a new set of shoes?"
"Please mommy, can I just give up that one, for that little Shrew."
Sally's mom smiled so proud of her little girl, gave her a hug and kiss then said.
"Yes darling mommy will just get you another pair of shoes, for we can leave that one for the little mommy Shrew."

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Revised more for a childrens story for a new book, not actually for a poem.
Enjoy all my dear friends.

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SavVySam commented on A Shoe for a Shrew(Revised Childrens Story)


Hello my friend...I see what changes you've made in this piece...leaning more toward the story angle...You have a talent for writing!



thank you very much Sam, I am glad you enjoyed it......thanks for the sweet comment. love asha

ginga commented on A Shoe for a Shrew(Revised Childrens Story)


Asha, A tender and poignant story of kindness to the feathered friends. Sweet! ginga



thank you dear I am thrilled you liked it,,,,,it is going in a childrens book I am working on.....have a read also the listed under, "Ramblings of Native Spirit, 'Little Blackbird, Little Blackbird" thanks friend love asha

Chaos128 commented on A Shoe for a Shrew(Revised Childrens Story)


Ahh... a little fine tuning sharpens the picture (that's what they used to say in the days before digital TV), and puts the story in a whole shrew light : D



grinsssssss.....thanks glad you liked it.......I have a few children's stories I want to make into some children's books..see what ya think of this one.......wrote this a little while back...thanks love asha http://www.originalpoetry.com/home/poems/view/title/ramblings-of-native-spirit-little-blackb

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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