Wallflower Guide

I’m a wallflower in disguise. What’s a wallflower? The word is old fashioned but lovely, I’ve always thought. A wallflower is a shy or unpopular woman who sits alone, by the wall, at social occasions and events. A flower on the wall. That’s me but you wouldn’t know it. I’ve learned all kinds of clever disguises.I pretend you see. I pretend I’m not intimidated by everyone. I pretend I’m just as normal as everyone else. But, I know I’m pretending. Now and then I forget, or I choose to forget. But then reality creeps in and I remember that I’m really just a wallflower, quite out of her natural element.

Someday this might make a good topic for Bewitching Vagabond. Not tonight though, I’ve got to be up early for work.

Wallflower Take a Chance on Me

There’s a wallflower song. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it. I like the words.

Wallflower, wallflower
Won’t you dance with me?
I’m sad and lonely too.
Wallflower, wallflower
Won’t you dance with me?
I’m fallin’ in love with you.

Just like you I’m wondrin’ what I’m doin’ here.
Just like you I’m wondrin’ what’s goin’ on.

Wallflower, wallflower
Won’t you dance with me?
The night will soon be gone.

I have seen you standing in the smoky haze
And I know that you’re gonna be mine one of these days,
Mine alone.

Wallflower, wallflower
Take a chance on me.
Please let me ride you home.

Bob Dylan

A Wallflower in Disguise

Added a new phrase to my Adult column. “A wallflower in disguise.” It’s so perfect. Cute even.

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