There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe


The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald


There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.

“And then she got older”.

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe

She had so many health issues she didn’t know what to do.

Doctors and therapists said there’s nothing wrong

Go home you old lady; I’m tired of hearing your song.

“And then she became angry.”

There was an old lady who screamed out in fear

No one can help me she cried out in tears.

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe

She gave up on life and said the hell with all of you.

Then one friend on Facebook who was a true friend

Booked a flight to be with this old lady until the very end.

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe

Her friend held her hand and asked what could she do.

“Just sit with me young lady; my fear is to die all alone

Tell me I matter until God takes me home.”

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe

Who went to heaven without feeling blue.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


6 thoughts on “There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe

  1. doctors and therapists often have a lack of knowledge, wisdom, and compassion. we live in a dark ages of medicine; years from now people will shake their heads in disbelief at the term “wellness,” and mock the plethora of antibiotics, chemotherapy (anyone for a leeching?), and chemical poisoning our era endured in the name of medicine.

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    • i have to agree with you on this one. People believe everything they see on the media and news. They question very little and will pop any medication into their mouths without question. I hate taking medications and only take what is absolutely needed. The system is screwed up. I guess you really don’t want to get me started on our medical society. I’d never shut up. Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Beautiful put. You told it well from the shoe lady’s point of view. One of the things of aging is that sooner or later all have to face loneliness. Don’t give up on writing and telling the story of The lonely that gives them a voice. xx

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