Oh my shoelaces
You really drive me nuts
Although I want you undone
I'm told to do you up

I'd rather let you hang down
Prefer it if you dangled
I don't care you're in a mess
Or get all tied and tangled

It's cool to see you flopping
And looking longer too
Yet when I make you stay that way 
There's such a hullabaloo

People warn me "You'll trip up
"Fall flat upon your face"
Though I say "Fashion statement"
My teacher yells "Disgrace!"

I could secure you with two bows
Or maybe double knots
Or pull you very tightly
But that might hurt - a lot

The truth is I'm just lazy
So stop doing in my head
When I next buy a pair of shoes
I'll choose velcro instead