Friday, March 26, 2010

Pants - a poem about pants/a gift giving poem

Gregory K.

I saw my mother buy me pants
With stripes in shades of green...
And on one knee a bright red blob
Shaped like a kidney bean.
The pants have pockets 'round the waist
With zippers in between.
I think the guy who sewed the seams
Lost hold of his machine.
So when my mom gives me this "gift" -
The ugliest I've seen -
I'll smile and say, "You shouldn't have."
And, boy, that's what I'll mean.

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Chris Barton said...

Pants! Always good to have a reminder before I leave the house in the morning -- thanks, Greg.

Jeannine Atkins said...

I smiled at this charming poem. And I don't usually smile before breakfast. Thank you!

Karen Edmisten said...

Cute, Gregory!

Julie Reinhardt said...

I think the next time my dad tries to buy me clothes (though I think he's finally learned not to), I will simply hand him your poem. Thanks, Greg!

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks, y'all. It's nice to know that a poem can be entertainment, a reminder, and a pointed hint all at once!

Anonymous said...

You left me a rhyme,
Albeit, quite terse,
So I thought I would also,
Respond in verse.
Your poem 'bout pants,
My spirit uplifted,
But please, don't let it be me,
to whom these are regifted. ;-)

Mary Lee said...

I never realized what a funny word PANTS is!

Susan Pugh said...

Thanks for a morning smile Greg.

Ms. Yingling said...

I'm pretty sure my brother had these pants, which he no doubt wore with a plaid shirt back in the 70's! Fun poem.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this poem. IT is 3am and i'm wrapping Christmas gifts. Wondering how to spruce up a gift of money for our 40-something son to buy pants - I discovered you and your talent! I copied the poem and attached it to the money envelope. Thank you