Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Red Shoes Ruse


Remember Moira Shearer? Remember 'The Red Shoes'?
(In an era when the main film followed the 'Pathe News'?)
I remember it clearly, because of vanity;
When I was young it mattered what people thought of me!
And I was a girl who wore spectacles! Could anything be worse?
'Boys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses.'....the message was very terse!
I was asked out to the cinema (by whom I can't recall);
I only know I felt that I was heading for a fall!
I'd never get a cuddle in the back row of 'the flicks',
No-one would ever 'insult' me or get up to 'funny tricks'!
I had a choice ...'see or be seen'; it wasn't hard to choose.
I'd go un-specked and trust to luck I could pick up some clues!
So I saw the film as a whirling mist, although the tunes were pretty.
And I never saw the 'shoes' at all, which was really quite a pity!
As to the reason for my ruse, 'he' can't have been too thrilling!
I can't recall 'fulfillment' even though I was so willing!
So I never saw Moira Shearer; I never saw her dance.
But I still equate 'The Red Shoes' with that magic word 'Romance'.

These days my vision's perfect. An operation saw to that.
As for the romance of 'red shoes', they're joggers and they're flat!
The silver screen again here:


Jane said...

Very clean trainers, thanks for sharing:)

Diane AZ said...

I was not familiar with Moira Shearer and The Red Shoes, but I looked it up and the story sounds fascinating. Too bad you didn't get to "see" it. I like the red joggers!

Jim said...

Hi Rinky B! Happy Ruby Tuesday!
I like YOUR red shoes, the others are a bit old fashioned for my taste. :-)
I'm headed over for your OSI a bit later, I saw your name on Mr. Linky.

maryt/theteach said...

Rinkly Rimes, an excellent poem (how did you rhyme it all?) and RED photos! Marvelous! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Dr.John said...

Rhymes yes. Good poetry?

eileeninmd said...

What a nice poem, I love your red joggers too.

Marites said...

don't know about Moira:) but like you, I was bespectacled and got operated on and we heard the same thing about that kind of romance. I used to have those shoes and I want to have those again:)

Marice said...

ilove that chucks!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I don't recall the movie but I do remember being a teen who wore glasses. I missed a lot because I was too vain to wear them!

Jama said...

Cool shoes! but I don't think I'm brave enough to wear a red shoe, most of mine are either in black or brown.

marian said...

what a fun post..love your joggers btw too!

Ralph said...

Lovely poetry! Of course, we all pay attention to red, a hue that compels, really forces us to pay attention. But as for shoes, I am at the age that comfort matters more than style, although I don't seem to have ruby footwear under the bed...

moosh said...

Lovedyour poem. Vanity gets us in the end. I like your choice of red shoes today. HRT

chubskulit said...

You're a very good poet Ms. Brenda!

Come and see what I have got in my page for Ruby Tuesday.N

Meikah said...

Red shoes are happy things for me. :)

My entry is here.

pinkyshelo said...

nice red shoes... though i haven't seen that movie about the red shoes..

Icy BC said...

Just a touch of red in your photo is beautiful..

Winifred said...

I did love that film but the ending was so sad.

Your red shoes are brilliant. Never heard them called joggers though. Is it a specific make or is it what they're for doing?

Raven said...

Those are my kind of shoes. I loved your poem. Made me smile and think of my own youth.

Auntie E said...

Love the red shoes. Happy RT

The Cunning Runt said...

Flat joggers, M'Dear,

Are far superior!