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Heartbreak hotel

Peter Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan - LIFETIME Premium Member Peter Duggan - Premium MemberPremium Member  Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Heartbreak hotel

Heartbreak hotel

There’s a little place I know
Where heartbreak people go
You can stay there for just thirty bucks a day
There people down on luck
They be treated like they’re muck
It’s not the place where winners choose to stay.

The man who runs this place
Ain’t no smile upon his face
He’s just out to make a lot of money
And the guys that work for him
Their faces all set grim
They make sure that this lodge don’t seem too sunny

They kick folk all around
Tread their faces in the ground
They have no pity in their hearts so cold
The head man he’s like Hitler
His manner very bitter
He has no guts, and yet he acts so bold

If you’re ever down on luck
And you’re very short on bucks
Avoid this place its owner calls a lodge
You’d best sleep on the streets
Laid out on those wooden seats
But this heartbreak hotel it’s best to dodge.

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:04:00 PM
    I will do my very best to avoid places like this!...Thankfully, I don't know of any places like this around here!....A very interesting and informative poem, Peter. Very well done!....Thank you for the kind visit to my poems. I appreciate it very much!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/9/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too Kelly, one year in that place is an experience indeed, one can't sink no lower lol thanks for your comments ....Peter
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 3:33:00 PM
    Such places like these exist and they are hideous. I like your poems dealing with social issues.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/9/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, I lived in that place for a year when I went troppo, and left my life behind, always appreciate your comments....Peter
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 3:06:00 PM
    A little different than Elvis's. Unique rhyme pattern. Enjoyed. Tis a shame when people take advantage of the unfortunate. Good on ya mate. :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/9/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your comments Robert....Peter