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Wearing White

Check your closets and your drawers;
Summer's end is almost here.
Labor Day’s the signal
Certain clothes must disappear.

For we know the custom dictates
That this holiday’s approach
Means that if you’re still in flip-flops,
You’ll be viewed with some reproach.

And whoever wrote the rule book
Felt that he or she was right
When declaring after Labor Day,
No one should dress in white.

When you choose tomorrow’s outfit,
Pick white shorts or pants and shoes,
For the days are numbered when those clothes
Are ones you’re free to choose.

Just don’t say I didn’t warn you
If you give in to caprice;
Flaunting white September second
Will bring on the fashion police!

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Wear it if you dare it and ignore if it's not right. To me it's just something to spill on whenever I wear white. :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 7:57:00 AM
    hehe, you got me giggling here Ilene.. So the white clothing days are numbered lol This would be the opposite here in South Africa. We celebrate Spring day on 1 September :)

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 11:48:00 PM
    Ilene this is really good, plusI dnt know the rule. Guess I am doing it wrong constantly....Seren

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Very nicely written with a lovely flow. I do hate the silliness of fashion, but I guess I'm on my own here...thanks for the read Ilene...Peter