Spike Heels Spiking

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #75:  “Spike up a Poem”  (posted by De)
In the game of volleyball, a spike is simply a precise, hard, one-handed hit directly over the net. Today, I want us to employ that word – and perhaps that thought – to our poems.

You can spike your drink. You can spike a fever. There are railroad spikes, and spiky hair.  If you like, spike us more than one tale in poetic prose. Remember, hyphen fun is welcome, as are coined words and phrases of your own making. Hope this spikes some creativity in your soul, as you get to it!

How does she do it?
Small-slim, gym-fit,
Gloria stands encased
in spike heels all day.
She designs hair,
too young
to be scared
of potential damage.
Right now, one heel
raised, she spikes
blue hair of teen.
How does she do it?


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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30 Responses to Spike Heels Spiking

  1. Grace says:

    How does she do it? I can fall over those spike heels


  2. qbit says:

    Hahahaha! Always the question, right?


  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Love this. My spike heel days are looooooooong over!


  4. Robert D says:

    Wonderful poem. I would look terrible in spike heels.


  5. msjadeli says:

    too young to know any different is how, just like us at her age. invulnerable, invincible youth and vigor!


  6. V.J. Knutson says:

    I’m with you – how do they do it?


  7. robtkistner says:

    I so admire the tenacity and strength required to ride shoes that high – butt wow! The stilettos certainly showcase the assets!


  8. sanaarizvi says:

    I could never wear spike heels! Kudos to her 😀


  9. jazzytower says:

    How does she do it? She is young, that’s how, lol😊. A fun write.



  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    I wonder how they do it as well.


  11. I wonder too…. but it seems that some manage (at least a while)


  12. Misky says:

    Mutton in lamb’s clothing! LOL!


  13. I like this … and can relate. I wore heels on my wedding day. They weren’t even spike heels, and I had trouble navigating in them. 😮


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