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Having a Guest

We do not have a guest room,
Though we’re waiting for a guest;
And even if we had one,
I don’t think she’d be impressed.

Our visitor’s low-maintenance;
She has no strong demands.
The lack of guest-room privacy
We know she understands.

What’s utmost in importance
Is the chance for her to schmooze.*
She could have stayed in a hotel,
But that’s not what she’d choose.
We try to make it comfortable,
Despite our lack of space.
A sofa bed is where she’ll sleep,
But here’s the saving grace:

At least she knows she’s welcome here.
Our arms are open wide;
And everything she really needs
We’re happy to provide.

It’s not the Ritz, so luxury
Is what we surely lack,
But somehow it must be okay,
‘Cause she keeps coming back!

*to converse, chat, catch up

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Taking in a guest can be a daunting proposition... But if you're lucky enough to find one as accommodating and grateful as she, then it will be an enjoyable experience. BRAVO Ilene!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Wow, you have such a wonderful gift. I adore all your poems. I don't get on the soup much anymore but when I do I have to stop and read one of your wonderful poems before I log off. I wish I were as prolific as you.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Another gem written in your own unique and warm style...Your guest is a very lucky lady - Tim

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:43:00 PM
    I can feel the warmth... and the fragrance of love!

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Beautiful read, we haven't much either, but the vibrations in out house are worth coming for, thanks for a lovely read...Peter

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Accomodations will suffice when invitors treat you so nice. A lonely room with fancy trimmings. Just can't compare to heart filled brimmings. :)