Elena Plotkin


Dear Mr. Saggy Pants


Now if you knew me well you would know,
I would watch anything but a fashion show.
I am definitely not at all into Haute Couture,
I never could understand the great allure.
I never subscribed to Vogue, Fashion, or Elle.
Nor to Marie Claire, InStyle, and Mademoiselle.
And although you might find it rather bizarre,
You'd never catch me reading Harper's Bazaar.
So when it comes to the latest fashion trends,
You are better off asking some of my friends.
And maybe if I had myself some deeper pockets,
I would shop in places other than marts and outlets.
But as it stands, my greatest shopping accomplishment,
Is finding clothes I can wear on sale or on consignment.
Yet even I, with my limited knowledge and sense of fashion,
Cannot offer guys with saggy pants any form of compassion.
To me, seeing their underwear high above their pants waist,
Is not a sign of revolution and free expression; just bad taste.
And although it started in prison and was first worn by some Rapper,
Trust me guys you look far from cool, fly, phat, badass, or dapper.
So come on, do yourself and your sweet honey a big huge favor,
Pull up them pants, tighten that belt, and hide your underwear for later.

(c) 2013 copyright Elena Plotkin

Submitted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

Topic of this poem: clothing


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dear Mr. Saggy Pants by Elena Plotkin )

  • Gold Star - 6,312 Points Khairul Ahsan (10/15/2013 3:26:00 AM)

    Wonderful!
    At the first look, the size of this poem appears like that of a pregnant woman. Not a good size though to attract eyes, I started going through it and the amusement started. When I finished reading it, I burst out in laughter. You have a great sense of humor.
    'To me, seeing their underwear high above their pants waist,
    Is not a sign of revolution and free expression; just bad taste.'
    Quite agree!
    'So come on, do yourself and your sweet honey a big huge favor,
    Pull up them pants, tighten that belt, and hide your underwear for later.'
    Lolz... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,586 Points Bri Edwards (10/11/2013 1:24:00 PM)

    was it so obvious in my photo? ? ? ? overall i give this a high mark...esp. for cleverness and some of the rhyming, if not for the fashion sense. as always, this poemhunter fly-boy thanks you for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
[Hata Bildir]