maggie signaigo

White Cotton Undies - Poem by maggie signaigo

Parochial school
and little plaid skirts
White cotton undies
Inadvertent flirts
You gotta be careful
when you go to sit down
and keep your knees together
If boys are around

Or they might sneak a peek
and giggle like the devil
Defining their interest
and maturity level
The nuns tried to teach us
in hygiene class
How to sit like a lady
Be a respectable lass

Now I paid close attention
Made notes in my book
So boys wouldn’t see my undies
If they fancied a look
Sister Mary had a theory
Cross first, and then squat
All bases were covered
No beavers were shot

We must have looked silly
We didn’t have a prayer
Falling over backwards
with our butts in the air
Hours of practice
Bruises slow to heal
This lady-like thing
sure lost it’s appeal

I don’t do it today
Their teachings in vain
Try it sometime
You’ll feel my pain
But I, for one…
Will never forget
How to cross my legs
before I sit.

Comments about White Cotton Undies by maggie signaigo

  • (6/26/2006 11:21:00 AM)

    you always write some great, sometimes provocative, entertaining work, Maggie. this was no exception. delightful!


    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/22/2006 10:46:00 PM)

    A cute little write! But now days it is.... the young ladies of today would think and not let the low risers show their thongs! (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 9, 2010

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]