Party of One

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 19, 2018

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Music blares outside my window,

The bass so loud it shakes the glass.

Strobe lights flash out in the darkness,

People dance in a writhing mass.

 

The RA told me: This party’s so much fun!

You’re crazy if you think it’s not.

So I step out the door and into the revelry

As my stomach ties itself in knots.

 

People jab and elbow me

As they dance, then start to sing

The music screams from speakers tall

And I can’t hear a thing.

 

I walk around the party floor

As my palms begin to sweat,

Everyone else seems to be having fun–

Is there something I don’t get?

 

Prior rain makes the air thick and humid

And with this crowd, it’s hot.

I weave through the throng and around the grass

But I can’t find a quiet spot.

 

There are people crowding all around,

Packed so tightly I can’t breathe

My head is aching from the noise

I think it’s time I took my leave.

 

I escape back to my dorm room

As my ears still pound and ring

I climb up on my bed and sigh

I’m not made for such loud things.

 

I can still hear the music,

But it’s much quieter in here.

My heartbeat calms, my panic lessens

There is nothing I need to fear.

 

My roommate won’t be back 'til later

So the room is mine for a bit.

I put on a movie and make iced tea

And popcorn– that’s more like it!

 

As people party on outside,

I have a party by myself.

Mine is just as fun as theirs is–

And much better for my mental health!

 

I’m proud that at least I tried their party–

Stepped outside my comfort zone.

And now I’m glad to be away from it–

It’s not bad to be alone!


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