Who We Are

English: Man sagging with woven boxer shorts.

Jeans down to the crack

Showing respect is oh so lax

Boxer shorts in colors galore

Makes my eyes wish for no more

What is the statement being made

When my face turns crimson and many shades

I want to believe that they have smarts

But all I see is brains come apart

Each of us were made to be

To fit in with our family

We were given talents to share

Not to see your underwear

The pressures of being a youth today

Cause many kids to go a stray

To be accepted in a group

Has thrown their thoughts for a loop

I know that once I was a teen

And I wanted to be oh so keen

An ear was pierced, my dad got mad

I wanted to fit, but he mad me sad

I wore skirts and little shirts

Mom said be careful, when playing in dirt

Don’t show your privates to other eyes

Don’t lie in grass, legs to the skies

Cross your legs, don’t let eyes in

Because you don’t want to cause others to sin

Now most morals have left the door

Anything goes from shore to shore

I am glad my parents cared

And loved me by the way they shared

That staying true to who you are

Will keep you close and not drift too far.

August 29,2012

Terry Shepherd

18 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. Very good …. I know we where not much better then than they are today – the youth. Still if we don’t put down rules .. they gets totally lost. In the bottom line we all like rules to live by and to feel that somebody cares, even if they nag.


  2. Good work, Terry. It’s so true. I cannot understand anyone wanting to show their bodies off while walking in a public area. A friend told me about a woman at a flea market who “fell out” of her top it was so small and she was so big. I think it is disgusting. And she wasn’t all that young. If they could only see that they are really degrading themselves in others’ eyes maybe they would have second thoughts about how they dress. I often wonder if they look in the mirror. Modesty seems to be a word that is becoming obsolete in this day.


  3. Angel Terry, one time I had my youngest at the park, swinging, and I saw this young man coming down the sidewalk. I tried not to stare, because I thought he was disabled somehow. He was walking with difficulty. Come to find out, it was that his pants were down so far, that he couldn’t walk right! haha! God bless you as you write!


  4. I see all kinds of dress since I work in retail. It is appalling that some of these kids are allowed out of the house. I would not have been!!


    • when i was in the seventh grade, my mom would not let me wear my skirts up to my butt crack, lol, but other girls were, so when i got on the school bus in the mornings, i would roll my skirt at the waist, til i got it short! i forgot to remember that my granddad drove the school bus, he told my mom and i got grounded. lol


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