Unpolished manners do not suit
when invited to a formal ball.
And they are not considered cute,
for elegance is the first call.
Unpolished shoes not either fitting.
The host will hate to find some dirt
on polished flooring slowly gritting
or leave some muddy clods that squirt.
So polishing seems necessary
when your appearance has to shine.
Otherwise people will be wary
of someone who steps out of line.