This is a poem that I written for one of my writing classes. I wrote this about a Christmas party that my friends & I had. We danced, ate candy, & played charades. At one point, when we danced to the song Come On Eileen (featured in Perks of Being a Wallflower), I looked over to my friend who was dancing across from me & she had the biggest smile on her face. I realized that I was smiling too; I had been dancing how I wanted to, not caring if I was good or not (I'm not, just to clarify). I then thought to myself: "This is going to be one of those nights that I look back on, & remember as one of the best nights of my life." I had never felt so free. The thing is - what I'm realizing as I type this - there was a reason why I felt so free; I was around people I loved, dancing to music I enjoyed, & I finally allowed myself to dance the way I wanted to. Usually when I hit the peak of my embarrassment, I stop dancing. But instead, I pushed aside the self-conscious thoughts, & I just had fun.

So, that is my little background story as to why I titled this poem what is. 

Completely Uninhibited

Before it began, 

we set up the room 

with some balloons 

and streamers draping; 

all for a celebration 

of the birth 

of someone worth 


We danced like the friends 

in that wallflower


Because when we danced, 

we danced without a care, 

even though dancing is so

unlike me. 

Minutes in, a voice said

I’m making myself a fool.

Yes, I have two left

feet, but I chose not to

listen. So we danced 

together and out of sync 

to our favorite music.

We’re bad dancers with

good jokes,

rhythmless comedians.

But in the end, although 


that night,

it was memorable. 

It was perfect. 

It was when I felt

completely uninhibited.