NaPoWriMo Day 15: Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. Happy writing!
No one had to tell me how powerful such a simple accessory can make a girl feel —
At age six I had a penchant for patent leather and now I adore strappy heels;
My mother keeps hers in my childhood room in clear plastic boxes with labels —
While you might find mine strewn about the floor like clues for Hansel and Gretel;
The climate where I live allows me to rock boots from September through June —
Biker, cowboy, military inspired; Over-the-knee suede puts me over the moon;
Though I believe in the magic of ruby slippers, except Chuck-Ts, I’m not fond of flats —
But, I definitely do not think that spike heel platforms worn by strippers make you all that;
At 5’11” I absolutely do not need the extra height to command attention in a room —
Especially when I lose my balance and my confident strut quickly leads to my doom.
~Just L (April 15, 2016)
There is no denying that this grown up girly girl loves a great pair of shoes.