Old Boots


abandoned drifters

remembering past journeys

in snuggled shelter








Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

27 thoughts on “Old Boots”

  1. Makes me think of this quote;

    “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes. (Steve Martin)

  2. Wonderful haiku, photo and stories these boots evoke, Jean. This reminds me of the book and movie “Wild” about the story of Cheryl Strayed. Do you know her story? She hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in a little over 3 months by herself (beginning in the Mojave Desert in Calif. and ending at the Bridge of the Gods overlooking the Columbia River in Oregon).
    It was a journey in hopes of finding herself and she did. My husband is an avid backpacker and he took the kids for many years when they were younger but I never got into it. Camping, yes, backpacking, no. But after reading her story and “hiking” with her along the trail, I told my hubby that I’d love to go someday; not for 3 months, but a weekend would be a good start. 🙂
    It was fascinating to think of her all alone in the daylight, one step in front of the other, being one with nature and her own thoughts about life. Then at night, tucked into her tent, her safe haven and getting stronger each day.
    Anyway, I apologize for the long reply, but I just wanted to share how in tune your haiku is with the book I just finished. ♥

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