There Are Laces I Remember All My Life

AnElephant's Hind Legs featuring Homer and Elvis

AnElephant’s Hind Legs featuring Homer and Elvis

AnElephantCant explain why he loves some things
Which don’t bring a smile to most faces
What can he say
It is simply his way
AnElephant just adores his boot laces

Now you might think that he finds it awkward
Because he obviously does have mammoth foots
Perhaps that is why
There is a gleam in his eye
When he bends down to tie up his boots

When he spends some time in Vancouver
In British Columbia just two months ago
He breaks an old lace
Looks for a cool place
In a big store he gets directed below

They have laces of myriad hues here
But no signs saying Colour Blind Beware
And thousands of lengths
None of which make much sense
So he takes off one boot to compare

He finds laces which might suit his purpose
The lady says please pay over there
So he has to hop
Across this busy shop
The customers all laugh point and stare

Now his tootsies are adorned in different colours
Those who know him will find this no shock
Because Jack is his friend
Who starts a new trend*
Each foot always has a quite different sock

*AnElephant is given many pairs of socks as a gift from his best friend.
Rather than show preference he always wears one of each.
The photograph shows that today on his hind legs he sports two American heroes, Elvis and Homer Simpson!

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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24 Responses to There Are Laces I Remember All My Life

  1. billgncs says:

    it’s always dangerous to get emotionally tied to laces. I think your idea on socks makes perfect sense.

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  2. julespaige says:

    I am often gifted socks, some with frogs, one of the ‘things’ I collect. Though in winter to keep my tootsies warmer I wear warmer stuff. I think if spring ever arrives I might decide to contrive to wear a mixed matched pair!

    Thanks for your verse and visit. I actually have still from childhood one of my favorite stuffed toys…one well loved Ellie the Elephant. (So many, many moons from childhood, but still very young at heart.)

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  3. pennycoho says:

    I do love this one. I can almost sing it to the song as well! 🙂

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  4. I love the kindness here. 🙂

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  5. emmylgant says:

    AnElephant impresses Emmy
    With his magnanimity
    It is therefore the feet
    And not the chest,
    The seat of such a feat
    Please tell C.S. Lewis
    AnElephant knows best
    Rock on Elvis! 🙂

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  6. Nothing about those socks surprise me my friend…. they are perfect and I love them and eccentric pachyderm who wears them ((((HUGS))))

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  7. bulldog says:

    How like the bulldog the anelephantcant is… I often have different socks or laces in my foot attire… but I’m not colour blind just too lazy to search for the correct sock…

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  8. acflory says:

    I just love the socks!

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  9. Alastair says:

    I didn’t realise you were colour blind

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