Once upon a time, in a land far far away
There lived a girl, her disposition sullen and grey.
Her eyes unseeing, her countenance staid
Her lonesome figure clothed in plaid.
Then from the corner of her eyes, she noticed a light
Something sparkling, shining so bright.
A new pair of golden shoes, brilliantly dazzling
Her mother placed before her – “a gift for my darling”.
She wore them, hopped, skipped and played
Her neighbours’ envy, their jealous stares betrayed
Nothing could wipe off her lovely smile
In her new shoes, she walked many a mile.
They were unconventional, they were new
Never seen before, except by a few
Indeed a distinctive possession, for a unique lady
An equally unique adventure followed lately
She chanced upon a girl, young and bright
Pulling a cart in the scorching sunlight.
Her lack of footwear didn’t slow her down
She worked gaily, without any frown
Two choices waited for her decision
She parted with her golden shoes without hesitation
Strangely she didn’t feel bereft or repentant,
As she walked home barefoot, still buoyant.
She realized something that day
An epiphany, some might say.
The antidote for a life dull, boring or bitter
Was just a little bit of GLITTER !