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A daughter clashes with her father on the important issues of her life. She would like to wear flip flops while he would like to keep her feet protected in tennis shoes.

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This actually reminded me of my step dad's feet. They are so hideous and scary that my nieces scream and run from them. That was not an exaggeration but this poem was beyond delightful as I...

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My Father Cares Not For Flip-Flops

© Angela M. Sheffield

Published on February 2006


My father cares not for flip-flops,
He says, without protection, my feet
Will fall prey to the elements of daily life.
And while I hold him in the highest regard,
Flip-flops remain my faithful sole.
I believe my father worries my feet,
So exposed, will become ugly, as are his.
The ugliness is enough to put me in tennies forever,
Save that I know he has never donned the accursed flip-flop,
And still his feet look so.
So instead, I risk the ugliness and apologize.
While my father is among the wisest of men,
He knows not of comfort, nor heat, nor style,
And so, on this issue, we bump heads.

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  • by Reshaun Smith, McComb, MS
  • 3 months ago

This actually reminded me of my step dad's feet. They are so hideous and scary that my nieces scream and run from them. That was not an exaggeration but this poem was beyond delightful as I was in a sorrowful mood but now I am slightly more cheered up! Thank you

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