The following poem was my favorite, not theirs (theirs was the one about the king whose mouth got stuck shut on a peanut butter sandwich!)
Outside or Underneath?
Bob bought a hundred-dollar suit
But couldn't afford any underwear.
Says he, "If your outside looks real good
No one will know what's under there."
Jack bought some hundred-dollar shorts
But wore a suit with rips and tears.
Says he, "It won't matter what people see
As long as I know what's under there."
Tom bought a flute and a box of crayons,
Some bread and cheese and a golden pear.
And as for his suit or his underwear
He doesn't think about them much . . . or care.
Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic(sending out a reiterated Christmas thanks to Mimi for a much coveted 1987 gift.)