Sunday, March 8, 2020


Writer’s Pantry #10 and I
offer a flight of fantasy and
armchair travel.
Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United
March 8, 2020


I found the sparkly  slippers
In a battered treasure chest
“Magic slippers”, the genie said
I said “Surely you speak in jest”.

But I took them out and put them on
Convinced it was all for naught.
It’s silly to believe in magic…
At least that’s what I thought.

But the minute I buckled those beauties on
They changed my life, it’s safe to say
My aches and pains just were no more
Unbelievably, they’d gone away.

Well, I’ll be darned, I said to myself
I can probably dance and skip
If these things are really working
I’m off on a pleasure trip.

So I went to Bora Bora
And danced with the natives there
Then off to Hawaii to surf for a while
With the sea and sand in my hair.

I shopped til I dropped on the streets of Paris
And climbed the Eifel Tower
I took a gondola ride in Venice
There was no end to my staying power!

I climbed the heights of Machu Pichu
On the high plains of Peru
I saw the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat
And Thailand before I was through.

I saw the terra cotta soldiers
And danced on China’s Great Wall
I stopped in Dubai for a game of roulette
I was determined to see it all.

I was off to Easter Island
(Those heads are mysterious, methinks)
Then I traveled on to the pyramids
And marveled at the sphinx.

In Italy I saw the coliseum
And castles in the land of Eire
I visited the Cotswolds in England
And learned to pronounce Staffordshire

I saw the white cliffs of Dover,
Budapest, Hong Kong and Singapore
Berlin, the Alps and Sicily
And oh, so many more.

Then on we went to Jerusalem
And the shores of Galilee
There wasn’t a place we didn’t go
My magic slippers and me.

I wore out those magic slippers
But, oh what a ride it was
Do I believe in magic now?
Yes I do, because … well just because!


  1. I want a pair of those slippers!

  2. My goodness, what an adventure! Too bad you wore the slippers out. I was going to offer to buy them from you--at a fire-sale price, of course!

  3. OMG what fabulous slippers. Happy Sunday Bev


  4. Love this!💝 I'd like a pair of those magic slippers and go on adventures around the world with you!

  5. Sadly I am too old to be able to use them but as I've been on a few of those trips thats OK by me! What a great feeling just reading your poem Bev.

  6. Give me a pair of those slippers!

  7. Better than a magic carpet ride. And could you click them and go home?

  8. I need those slippers and a map of the world :)

  9. Great slippery write, Bev :) I'm glad they took you to the UK, too.

  10. What a joyous adventure! Good of the slippers to cure the aches and pains before taking you travelling.

  11. what a magical, delightful read. glad that you visited Singapore too. :)

  12. Just as well you did the travelling on a magic carpet...a cruise ship not a great idea at the moment.

  13. With the right shoes nothing is impossible! I enjoyed sharing this trek with you!

  14. This was delicious to read, Bev. And how I would love those magic choose. I believe (and I hope)!

  15. It would be nice to have magic in our lives once in a while, Beverly. I'm glad you found it, if only in verse.

  16. Love those shoes. Beverly. I wore Hush Puppies to Galalee and have saved them from 1980. They crossed Jesus's walks many, many times in those eight days.
    I'm sure those red ones did the same. Have you, yourself been to all these places. I couldn't finish writing for all my places, probably you also.