Elizabeth walked down the street.
two red shoes on her big, clumsy feet.
trip and a thud, she fell to the ground
the shoe strap and heel without a sound.
Elizabeth found it difficult to walk;
to complain; she began to balk.
made funny noises, like shuffle and scrape
moved down the street in her skirt and her cape.
off her foot a dozen times in a mile
Jessica Elizabeth refused to laugh or smile.
stopped and she thought about her broken shoe
right then what she wanted to do.
off her shoes and she took off her socks,
them over a fence right into some rocks.
home barefoot, skipping along the way,
what her dear mother would say.
Elizabeth got sent to her room
she came out she had to sweep with a broom.
in the morning; she worked at night,
owls hooted loudly and gave her a fright.
day her mother bought Jessica new shoes
didnít have a strap, or a heel and were blue.
thing Jessica Elizabeth did that day
jump, hop and dance around and have fun at play.