Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ranu in her Sandals--By Ranu Uniyal--India

Ranu in her Sandals

I prefer my sandals without any heels
For me there is no signing of deals
Tripping and Falling I cannot afford
O my feet! look at them - they are so bored
Walk and run I do it all in sandals
High heels and boots are stacked in bundles.
Come and pick them if you need
My feet long for a different breed...

Editor’s Note--Inspired by “Ode to the Unwalkables” By Jack Horne, Sandra Stefanowich and Carolyn Devonshire--Published at Whispers 4/4/2014

Ranu Uniyal lives in Lucknow, India. Poetry keeps her going and is as much a part of her life as her love for humanity. She is a Professor of English at Lucknow University. She has two books of poems: Across the Divide and December Poems to her credit.


  1. Dear Ranu,
    Once you find a comfortable pair of shoes, all of the ones you purchased just for fashion are laid to rest in a shoe graveyard. LOL I love your poem! Thank you for sharing it with us.


  2. Ranu,
    A big welcome! Love your humor

  3. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    Our poor feet, Ranu! They certainly deserve more attention
    and they are getting it in your cute poem.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Bob D

  4. Cute one, Ranu! A fun and playful response to Jack's, Sandra's and Carolyns "shoe business". Love your sense of humor! Sheri /

  5. Short and simple. Very beautifully written!

  6. Oh my dear I am so overwhelmed by your lovely response. This was just a playful response to Jack, Sandra and Carolyn's beautiful collaborative poem. Thanks Karen, Carolyn, Bob, Archana, Sheri and Mary.

  7. Admire your Sandals Ma'am, Heels are over rated
    Walking in them must be such a Pain
    Your verse is sharp, keen, unabated
    please keep them coming again and again

  8. Thank you dear Asheesh for your warm words. God bless you.

  9. Ranu, I absolutely loved your humorous poem. What a joy to read and remember why I do not buy shoes very often. For me bare feet or sandals are the most comfortable. One would think I was a Tennessee 'Hill Billy' like my kin folk. However I am just an Arizona Desert Rat that learned to enjoy the feel of the warm sand in my toes. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love. Charlene

  10. Dear Charlene , thank you for your encouraging take on feet and sandals and the feel of sand. I fell like running to the Desert. love

  11. Ranu, such a delightful poem, a pleasure to read. Thank you so much for sharing your gifted words. Wishing you a beautiful day. Leokadia

  12. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    had a chuckle at this fun write

  13. Thank you Leokadia, Jack and Raj Gaurav.

  14. Nice one, Ranu. Nicely expressed, fun and a very good read. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  15. Hi Ranu, Our poor feet take such abuse, it's nice to pamper them & wear proper sandals or shoes. Personally, I love to go barefoot, weather permitting that is. I enjoyed your poem. It made me chuckle! Thanks for sharing....Chris~

  16. Dear Ranu,

    Loved the take you took on your pair of shoes, Ranu! A witty read I enjoyed reading thank you for sharing it with us.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  17. Dear Christine and Sandra, thank you for your warm appreciation.
    God bless you.