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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2230410-The-Mystery-of-the-Missing-Sock
by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Children's · #2230410
We couldn't find it anywhere
My mom and I looked everywhere
We searched around the clock
We could not find it anywhere
Where was my missing sock?

They can’t stand up and walk away
Unless they’ve learned that trick
Or maybe it’s just hiding out
Pretending to be sick

I have to think just like a sock
Where would I want to go?
I might just walk on out the door
Or sneak out a window

So off I went in search of it
I traveled ‘round the block
I hopped on one foot all the way
Where is my missing sock?

I’ve spent the last few hours now
I’ve looked both high and low
I won’t give up until it’s found
Where did that white sock go?

I’ve heard this happens all the time
Some socks pack up and leave
They leave their other mate behind
To wonder and to grieve

It is a sad world; that I know
You have to wonder why
Why socks would just go wander off
And never say goodbye

Now I was left there with one sock
I’d lie awake all night
Those socks all look the same to me
Is this sock left or right?

The next day came in bright and clear
And I crawled out of bed
A thought came to me in my sleep
A whisper in my head

We found it in the garbage pail
Now how did it get there?
Did someone help that sock along?
It wasn’t very clear

There is a big hole in the toe
So that explains a lot
I couldn’t wear it anymore
At least, I’d rather not

So maybe it was too ashamed
And slipped in there to hide
A sock must have some dignity
Some simple sense of pride

And so it crawled off by itself
And disappeared from sight
But I'm still stuck without a clue
Was this sock left or right?

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