(A parade of words and phrases eligible for retirement.)
Prom King (note the irony)
So “a virgin on prom night”—a saying I’ve heard
Means a number of things (or so I have inferred).
It can mean basic innocence—naïveté.
Can describe someone who just does not know The Way.
But I think of myself at my very first prom
When I borrowed the car from my dad and my mom.
And so off I then drove in mysterious night,
Where I found I could not do a single thing right.
Oh, now don’t get all filthy—or picture the worst:
I was just a dumb kid—and this prom was my first.
I could not dance too well—nor converse worth a hoot;
I was awkward and foolish and clueless to boot.
And so I remained (a forgettable date!)
A sad teen—with no hope for true love on his plate.