Falling Pants

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 © 2010 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

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What happened to gentility,

The quality of being refined?

That modest act of civility,

We’ve somehow left behind.

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Morality has hit rock bottom;

Standards have bitten the dust.

Are we on our way to Sodom?

Or is it “Gomorrah or bust”?

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Our language is so fouled

With words of depravity,

Best served with clean towels

And a lot less of gravity.

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The clothes many women wear

Are pure risqué “in your face”

Men’s rear-ends catch stares

As their pants fall from grace.

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Body art exploits the skin

With tattoos, jewelry and cuts

Gothic vogue is definitely in;

Spirited shapes jauntily strut.

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Don’t you miss the days of yore

When kids were girls and boys,

Untouched by porn and gore

Or used for sick adult toys?

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We’re seeing the destruction

Of the family building core.

T’is time we took out instruction

From the family “Bible” store.

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We’ve gone so far off course

Is there no turning back?

Are there stirrings of remorse?

Things are really out of whack!

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Pray, come clean and repent:

Some worthy places to start.

Let’s begin with one sentence:

Oh Lord, come into our hearts!