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A Poem: The Reluctant Debutant

Jeffrey Pipes Guice

I told my parents no

They said I was a beauty

I didn't want the attention

They said it was my duty

I cried and cried and cried

I was full of apprehension

They said it was important

I didn't want the attention

I didn't like the limelight

The concept of being presented

It made me want to vomit

I felt nothing but tormented

To be introduced into society

In such a ridiculous way

It's something I’ve always regretted

Still embarrassing to this very day


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