Flowers In My Shoes


There are flowers in my shoes.

There are flowers in my nightmares.

You don’t know what that means unless you understand.

For once in a while, we are forced to visit an unrealistic realm.

Bittersweet lullabies that whisper unspoken truths.

Stay awake with me and I will run away.

Write a poem for me and I will swallow it whole.

Chords in the clouds but there are whispers in the stars.

Finding a way to write my own life away in words.

The sun must come down once and I go down with it.

I wish my eyes were like city lights so I would not fall asleep.

There are flowers in my shoes.

There are flowers in my nightmares.

You don’t know what that means.

I am just staying awake to write away my life.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Navin says:

    How beautiful & deep….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you, Navin. That is very kind feedback.

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  3. Navin says:

    You’re welcome, J✨

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  4. There Are Clouds and
    Sky the Weather

    Plus Sunshine

    my Moods

    i Never Realized

    They Are never

    Up There

    Now i
    Make it
    Rain in Shine

    And Color

    Clouds Inside😊

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  5. “I am just staying awake to write away my life.” Yes, love the Ending. Love the whole poem, beautiful and deep Indeed!! ❤️❤️

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  6. J. M. Lilin says:

    That is a very beautiful thought. Thank you so much for your kindness.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you, Jojo. I’m so happy to hear that you loved it so much. I really appreciate it. 💙🌻


  8. My Pleasure Jade
    Your Poetry

    Explores Soul
    Deep Not often

    i Find This on Word Press

    It’s A Treasure to
    Me And Important

    To Explore DarK
    As Well As LiGHT

    To See How



    Breath Free
    With SMiles Friend

    Your Poetry


    For Someone

    Like me Who
    Has Seen Where
    Demons Dare
    And Angels
    Dare Not Fly

    All Relate

    As Generally
    One Must Explore
    Below To See Above😊

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  9. J. M. Lilin says:

    Wow, you have no idea how much that means to me. I’m still young and I have a lot coming for me and writing is very important to me. It keeps me going and to hear that you find my writing rare and just…the kind of writing you would want to read…it means a ton. Thanks so much for all your support! Cannot tell you how grateful I am enough.
    Keep Inspiring!

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  10. SMiles Dear How Gifted You Are
    Young so Creative When i Was
    In College Earning Three

    Degrees i Would Have

    Traded Every Straight A

    For Creativity And
    Even More For Love
    Yes Then A Soul Of My

    Own To Find i Checked
    Out a Book on Creativity

    Believing A Lesson Will
    Bring The Gift Nah.. i
    Had To Wait until

    (Checked it
    Out 20 Times
    With No ‘Hook’


    to Read)

    Age 53 For
    The Gift to
    Come Alive
    Within me

    This Gift Brings
    Colors of Life

    Never Felt
    And Sensed

    Before This Gift
    Allows A 60 Year
    Old Man Who Still
    Leg Presses up to 1520
    Pounds At A Military Gym

    To Be More Than

    Just A Man

    A Human

    Child With

    A Soul of Wings

    Moral oF A STory Never Lose
    A Treasure Of A Soul Seeing

    As Original Creativity Breathes

    Life Brings Many


    Keep Your
    Gift whatever it Takes

    It’s True i Can’t Give
    Anyone The Gift Yet
    i Will Always Inspire

    Folks Who Have it to
    Keep It Lesson Of

    A Lifetime

    Waiting to Truly Breathe

    This Is What Creativity

    Means to Me Air of Love
    Wind Finally Seeing to Color😊

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  11. MomzillaNC says:

    This line especially stood out for me: “Bittersweet lullabies that whisper unspoken truths.” Terrific turn of phrase.

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  12. An excellent piece

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  13. J. M. Lilin says:

    I needed to hear that. Thank you so much for the lovely inspiration. Truly. College is a big pressure in todays world but I just know my path is a creative one so I’m very grateful for your words. Thanks again. 🌻😊

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  14. J. M. Lilin says:

    I always appreciate feedback and I love hearing what stood out to you. Thank you for reading and commenting!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. judeitakali says:

    So beautifully evocative

    Liked by 1 person

  16. You are Very Welcome Jade As
    Long As We Create We Bloom

    Soul Of “The Child”
    Creativity Is Hehe

    i Feel So My Much
    Younger At 60 in
    Every Way Than
    At 21 Ironically
    i was So
    Afraid of
    Getting Old
    Then As i Felt So Old

    Best Wishes For All
    You Create With
    SMiles Of “The
    Child” Eternal


    For Real😊

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  17. J. M. Lilin says:

    Thank you, Jude. I seriously appreciate the feedback. Glad you liked it. 🌻


  18. Always my pleasure to read your work, J😊❤️

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  19. you’re welcome ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  20. My, my, what an image: “Write a poem for me and I will swallow it whole.”

    Liked by 1 person

  21. J. M. Lilin says:

    Why yes but the imagine can be taken many different ways which I why I just love writing poems so much. Thanks for reading.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Welcome. And you’re right. Poetry brings the same power as long pieces but in short space. And you can produce more and go many different places faster.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. J. M. Lilin says:

    Amen. It is such a wonderful and inspiring thought.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Beautifully haunting and offbeat:) The last line really got me!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. J. M. Lilin says:

    That’s so great to hear. Thanks so much for reading.

    Liked by 1 person

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