The sheriff stands before the court,
Which looks at him askance,
For clothing inmates at his jail
In pinkish underpants.
Such punishment, the court intones,
Without a legal cause,
As per the Panty Clause.
Now set in law, the Panty Clause,
Discovered by the courts,
Defines the color and the hue
Acceptable for shorts.
And in the circuit furthest West
The color just won’t do,
For underwear the jail can share
With men like Frank and Hugh.
The judgment handed down today,
To riotous applause,
May help the prison populace
Believe in Panty Clause.