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No one really looks askance
When someone’s wearing holey pants
And rips may vary by degrees,
Especially around the knees.

There was a time if clothes were torn,
They ceased to be the ones you’d worn,
For clothing, ripped, made one look poor,
Without the cash to hit the store.

Then hippie days upset that rule
And worn-out ragged jeans looked cool.
We rarely changed our dungarees
And earned those windows for our knees.

But now some jeans come well-equipped
With shredded sections, neatly ripped;
Yet such a shortcut seems so strange,
A backwards step to signal change.

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:47:00 PM
    This whole poem is great. The third stanza is awesome. I really love the last line of the third stanza "windows for our knees" great stuff. It takes me back. It amazes me how you keep coming up with these wonderful new poems. It will take me forever to read all your poems at the rate you are going.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Glad to hear a voice of reason about what I have thought for years. The bleached thighs are absolutely hidious. And pre wrinkled laps. Dumb! Peace. :)