Get Your Premium Membership

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

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

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.
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply
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.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/24/2014 3:02:00 PM
wonderful piece. thank you for this fine read.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Nice write Judy... Luck is a magical thing... Verlena
Login to Reply
Date: 8/23/2014 6:20:00 AM
With a great flow of words, a light humor runs with a message, Judy
Login to Reply
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 :)
Login to Reply
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
Login to Reply