The Vans Patchwork Collection
Laura Lee - January 19, 2019

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

If you decide to indulge yourself with a large dose of nostalgia and watch some old episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you will surely find Will Smith wearing some kind of super cool, funky and technicolor outfit.  Anyone that knows him will surely be aware of how excited he would be about the all news Vans Patchwork Collection.

 

It’s pretty much an epic compilation of the most beloved colors of the ’80s and ’90s, put together in a super stylish way that’s half flamboyant and half urban.  They come in either high-top varieties, low skate tops, or as a slip on for those that don’t have it in them to tie their shoes.

 

The entire collection is available on the vans website, but if you really want to throw it back, then you’re best bet is hitting up the mall, 1990’s style.

 

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