The Nightmare Before Prom

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’Twas six weeks before prom and all through the school
Reacting to the word with an “Ugh” was the rule.
With college applications still fresh in our minds
Now its a date we still had to find.

One Thursday morning we woke up with a fright
A prom dress group on Facebook had appeared overnight.
“They’re going to run out of dresses!” we all swore up and down.
“These all look the same” we soon realized with a frown.

And if dresses are stressful that doesn’t even compare
To the struggle to create a date out of midair.
It would be easy to envy boys with the power to choose
But really, with prom, one can only lose.

Now that promposals have started there is no place to hide
The Disney channel movies, they shouldn’t have lied.
Looking for a knight in shining armor is far from realistic
But c’mon, promposing while skydiving, what the fuck?

Clearly this whole process is anything but calm
By the way, have you seen my ticket for after prom?
Speaking of after prom we still need to find a Hamptons house
At this point all we can afford is one big enough for a mouse.

I still haven’t bought my actual ticket for prom
Class government’s reminders are starting to sound like my mom.
We might be blowing this out of proportion
There’s really no need for all the commotion.

Prom is just a time to have fun with friends
Where we can dance and laugh before high school ends
We should all just —
Wait, he asked who?

Screw this.

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5 thoughts on “The Nightmare Before Prom

    Anonymous said:
    April 21, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Yes

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    Anonymous said:
    April 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    awesome poem! i took dena to my senior prom. i’m definitely not a dress up and certainly not a formal kinda guy, then, now or ever. i hated the stiffness and pomp and circumstance of the entire event. dena was a soph when i was a senior. my off/on girlfriend, kathy, was prom queen. she wasn’t allowed to go with me cause i’m jewish. dena and i ended up marrying 8 yrs later, so screw you, kathy, prom queen! funny thing. tho major rivals back then, over the yrs kathy and dena have become good friends.
    hope you get a date and have a good time. much more importantly, great going getting into haverford! much luck there!!
    love

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    anonymous said:
    April 21, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    amazing, ur super talented

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    Anonymous said:
    April 22, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    you are very talented!!! keep blogging!!!

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    Rachel H said:
    April 26, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    I can see this is really what prom season is like for all the seniors. I am so sad you are leaving Rachel, but lets try not to think about that quite yet and of course I will come and visit 🙂 I love how real this poem is- so my sense of humor! Haha I love both you and your writing so much- you are so talented!!! See you soon 😉

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