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  A Love note to my sons and daughters
by Judith A. Mays
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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Written by Minister Judy Mays to inspire modesty in dress and personal value in decorum

To my sons: On sagging pants
Sagging pants don't give you a chance - to walk in your destiny of God given dreams
If this is a symbol, just what is meant
have you even considered God's intent?
Sagging pants say to me, I'll follow the crowd
I'll do whatever, no matter what's allowed
I'll let it all hang loose as far as I can, but the problem is this devalues the man
The man you are really meant to be
Knows that sagging pants can't make you free
It's a different kind of bondage, a different mindset
and if what you see is what you get
Then Lord have mercy on my daughters and sons
'Cause I'll tell my child quick - he ain't the one!
You look like a toddler with a diaper load
You were meant to be a prince and not a toad
Pull up those pants, please, get a grip
pants were made to cover your hips
You are way too smart and way too fine
To walk all around exposing behind
Aretha said R.E.S. P. E. C. T. and I say Amen
Don't ever drop those pants - not ever again!

To my daughters - cootchie, cootchie Coo

Cootchie, cootchie coo was once cute for you, but did you hear me wrong, misinterpret my song?
from cootchie to hootchie was never my intent
If that's what you thought, the wrong message was sent
And who are you listening to anyway, who inspires your dress or the words that you say?
Is is someone who doesn't him or herself have a clue
Is it someone who really cares about you?
Have you considered their values, and let me holla'
The only thing they see in you is gaining another dollar
It doesn't add up... you're so much more than breast, hips and thighs
The way you dress just makes me want to cry
So listen my daughters, don't say you haven't been told
Your value is more precious than silver or gold
Wake up little sister, there's more than what you show
I pray that you will value yourself and in Godly wisdom grow

With Love,

Minister Judy Mays

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Reviewed by Regis Schilken 7/28/2013
Sounds like you have healthy, normal kids. Were we ever like that?
Reviewed by josephat webbo (Reader) 9/15/2011
You are write Judy,young men and ladies have the biggest problem,but do you know what...They are looking for an identity,they are empty and it should be clear when someone is empty will need something to fill them and that's why others will go for drugs,some for illicit relations etc just to feel the emptiness in them,so whats readily available will be the stuff to be taken and the world has all around the and this is why the Christians will have to work even more harder.

200 belts were bought by some politician to help sensitise the people who sag,that a lie,its all about values,they need the real thing its not only the west its serious here,the African culture never allowed such but its now here with us.

I am afraid about the next fashion,because what is there at the moment is serious so am like if this what is there where shall we look when the next one arrives,they are about to walk necked,but do they have parents-its about values not belts,in any case the have enough money to buy belts.

We have to rise up and find something readily available for the empty ones we say-Values(Heart position).
Reviewed by Melvia Miller 7/12/2011
Right on, Judy! PANTS ON THE GROUND...makes you look foolish. Judy is telling it right ! It is not the way to present yourself if you want to be successful in society. If you want to send a message -- How about wearing some "African black cultural garb" -- like a daishiki or coofi hat. A lot of young people don't know the origins of this droopy-pants style: It started in PRISON...which was a way to indicate..."available for sex." When I was young, my parents told me not to deal with the guys who looked tacky and kept doo-rags on the hair. Appearance reflects what's on your mind.

~Melvia Miller (educator/author)

Reviewed by tammy hutchinson (Reader) 6/22/2011
Deep and too true.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 10/18/2007
Love this, very creative indeed. :) Good poetic messages here.
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