I’m going to start something new. Each Friday I am simply going to post a poem. Might be fun, might be serious, might be from a friend or just a favorite of mine. So here is the first one… hope you enjoy.


The pants that didn’t fit
put on too small hips
tight around the waist and other parts.

When the pants that didn’t fit
were seated in, they split
and the sides became unhinged
there was no denying it
a change must be in the mix.

Other attempts at clothing failed
and the thoughts of anger prevailed
why did the washer feel compelled
to shrink those pants?

The pants that didn’t fit
what a gall for them to split
how they laugh because they shrunk
and made a fool of everything.

The pants that didn’t fit
they win the battle each time they split
because new pants in new sizes must be spent.

And so the thinking goes
giving into the woes
the pants that didn’t fit
put self-esteem and pride behind
but the new pants smile and laugh
they know one day will come
when they will be
the pants that didn’t fit.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©27, May 2013



  1. Hi Marcie! Thank you for coming by my blog today!

    Boy, I can relate to this poem! It's a holiday weekend, and you never know which pants will fit by Monday. I think any woman would understand your theme.

    I'm your newest member! I am looking forward to getting to know you better!


  2. I so understand. Last year, as an act of faith, I bought a pair of jeans from a well-known brand. It was a special sale, the price was great and I thought, just a couple of kilos…
    I did lose those kilos, and finally the jeans fit a little tight, but still comfortable. So I put them on once, thank God it was at home! and sat in front of my computer. Suddenly I opened my legs and oops, they ripped apart near the bottom. Not a tiny tear. It was a never wear again tear. An unfixable destruction.
    Moral: Never buy jeans that are one or two sizes too small. Even if the price is THAT great.


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