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Dirty Socks

The Day will come when you won't shift    
When being  "cool" is but a myth
Though now you may not understand 
For it won't happen til you're a man. 

Those dirty socks that mattered not 
Still smell of cheese and morbid rot 
Are but a memory that will never fade
To carry with you through each decade

You'll someday wonder how mom and dad
Stood beside you through the ugly bad
Who wondered what you'd turn out to be?
And if, from you, they'd ever get free?

To all who feel that your kids are adrift
Teach them soon to learn how to shift
To enjoy their days of being young
For this is a song you've already sung.

Good Luck!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/19/2015 4:04:00 PM
All parents should memorize this poem, and then get their children to memorize it. Wonderful composition, Judy.
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Date: 10/25/2014 8:25:00 PM
Have a sister-in-law who we call... "Marilyn Dirty Socks"!!! Don't know where it came from but your title sure caught my eye! Huggsies, Judy XXXXXX
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Date: 8/24/2014 3:29:00 PM
Love this it's real , has a modern feel of everyday life. and the message and] humour. very well written, thank you for sharing. Best wishes. Pete.
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Date: 8/24/2014 3:02:00 PM
wonderful piece. thank you for this fine read.
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Date: 8/24/2014 2:55:00 PM
Wow.. This simple poem really has me in a muse!
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Date: 8/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Nice write Judy... Luck is a magical thing... Verlena
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Date: 8/23/2014 6:20:00 AM
With a great flow of words, a light humor runs with a message, Judy
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Date: 8/22/2014 5:46:00 PM
oh what a great array of images, dirty socks that smell, but the teaching of our kids, Pleasure to read :)
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Date: 8/22/2014 9:53:00 AM
Fabulous write Judy humourous but with a serious side too love the line about the cheesy socks lol - am favouriting this:-) Hugs jan xx
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