Monday, June 11, 2012

These Feet by annette skarin

Have you heard of the term, “synecdoche”? I challenge you to look it up and enjoy Annette’s inventive use of this literary device to create a dynamic picture of the stages of her life.

Through the undulating canal

They followed the lead of my head

These feet kicked

These feet squirmed

Toddling unsure forward

They followed the lead of my head

These feet rocked

These feet rolled

Running fast with pure joy

Tripping over my glee

These feet flew

These feet danced

Tramping down prairie grass rooms

Wriggling like worms in warm sand

These feet giggled

These feet tickled

Pushing into bike pedals

With splendiferous abandon

These feet turned

These feet spun

Protesting against cold stirrups

Agonizing thrusts against pain

These feet delivered

These feet carried

Some day these feet will again toddle

Instead of pushing they’ll slide

These feet are glorious inventions

Thank you God for these feet

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it.

Psalms 139:14 (NLT)



  1. I love this one...they are glorious inventions!!!!!

  2. Awe so true, our feet so eager to take us on life's journies serving us well will one day only shuffle us along from chair to chair. Glorious inventions! Glorious creations!

  3. From Ginger -

    Annette, love your feet poem! so talented.

  4. Annette, I appreciate your style of writing that conveys shadows and light in any given subject, what is, what was, and what can be again.