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In a Hotel Room

Another day, another town
Another hotel room.
I’m thinking of my beloved home,
With roses all in bloom.

My wife is waiting for me there,
My children and my dog,
While I sit in this lonely room
Engaged in monolog.

There was a time I thought I would
Enjoy the traveling life,
But that was before I had acquired
My children, dog and wife.

The plumber and electrician,
The teacher, doctor, farmer
Will all be heading after work
To where home fires burn warmer.

Pity the traveling salesman,
Butt of too many jokes.
He longs to be in his own home,
The same as other working folks.


Written for contest "In A Hotel Room"

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:27:00 AM
    congrats on your winning poem, this is a different angle on the theme, it's interesting to read all the varied occupants of these hotel rooms :)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 1:54:00 AM
    Many Congratulations on your win Joyce, sorry i am a bit late xx

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 1:32:00 AM
    Good job! - Your hotel is 7 star! - Congratulations! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 8:32:00 PM
    I remember yours and how sympathetic it was to this type of person. congrats on a win with your fine poem, Joyce.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Joyce, CONGRATULATIONS :-) ~ love your awesome winning poem in Susan's contest.. take care.. PD

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. Light & love

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Joyce, this is also true of the poor trucker, but unlike the salesman, he is in a cold or uncomfortable truck.VERY good entry for the contest, dear.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:53:00 PM
    Travelling sales do lead a hard life. I tried it once. I can relate to this.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:29:00 PM
    beautifully written!

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:42:00 PM
    Loved it Joyce, .........Seren