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National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Yes, that's a thing.

By Natasja RosePublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
Photo by Anastasiya Badun on Unsplash

On May 9th, we mourn our socks.

Vanishing to interdimensional portals

Created by our washing machines and dryers

Stolen by furry or feathered fiends

Worn out faster by one foot than the other

Or sacrificed to an artistic cause.

Some find new life as rags to scrub or polish

Others find new companions in a charity bin

Some become odd pairs; for who looks at socks?

All slowly fade from our lives.

Where are they now? We shall never know.

The plain pack of five, slowly dwindled to none

The childhood favourites, worn until the day they vanished.

Gone, but not forgotten

Lingering in spirit

Remembered forever in our hearts and chilly toes.

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About the Creator

Natasja Rose

I've been writing since I learned how, but those have been lost and will never see daylight (I hope).

I'm an Indie Author, with 30+ books published.

I live in Sydney, Australia

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  • ROCK 9 days ago

    I just re-read this as it is one of my faves on the Vocal.

  • angela hepworth30 days ago

    Haha what a fun TS! Congrats!!

  • Anna about a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Reminds me of a Tom Robbins novel, Skinny Legs and All, in which (inanimate objects Robbins personifies) Dirty Sock, Can o' Beans, and Spoon run away together. Such fun!

  • Eclipseabout a month ago

    Awesome...supports my theory that dryers often have intense cravings for socks which is why I can never find any after I do laundry. :)

  • Our Bright Lifeabout a month ago

    câu chuyện tuyệt vời

  • Gloria Penelopeabout a month ago

    Wonderful story, congratulations!

  • BrettNotGregabout a month ago

    This made me smile! Congrats on to story!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Fantastic!!! Loved it!!!

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Oh, that's a good one! Welp, they saw an opportunity to leave...and they took it 😁 Great poem and great top story!

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a month ago

    Sock, oh sock, how you smell xD

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    hahaha, I spent about 10 minutes this morning looking for a mate...for my sock. Congrats!!

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Man, I've lost some good socks. Raising a glass to them today. Great poem, super fun! Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Ah, yes. 10 pair of plain white sport socks and 3 lonely dress socks. Congratulations!

  • There is a day for everything , and this is a great way to celebrate one of those many things, excellent work

  • Scott Christensonabout a month ago

    I bought 5 pairs, and now i'm down to 2 and 1/2. I don't remember coming home sockless....hmm.

  • Manisha Dhalaniabout a month ago

    Haha, I didn't know there was such a day! Loving this poem.

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