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The Seedy Motel

The Seedy Motel

By Elton Camp

We were driving on an unfamiliar route
For a stopping place we began to scout
However, the search didn’t go very well
For many miles there wasn’t a nice motel 

Since it was getting dark and we were tired
Our standards lowered as to what’s required
Finally we spotted a place over to the right
A place to stay, although surely no delight

The lawn hadn’t been mowed of late
The exterior badly needed an update
“Vacancy” the neon sign read
So to shower and then to bed

But the desk clerk we warily eyed
Far too much make-up she’d applied
“How can I help ya, Chum?
As she whacked on her gum

“We need to stay just one night.”
“We rent by the hour, but all right.
One thing I want to make plain:
About bedbugs don’t complain.”

“We won’t be staying,” my wife said
In agreement, I nodded my head
If we had to drive on too far
We’d prefer to sleep in the car

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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 5:01:00 PM
    ewww... you made a good choice (good poem, too!)

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 9/28/2013 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading. Some years ago, my wife and I stopped at an attractive, neat brick motel set in tall pine trees. The desk clerk took at look at us and at the luxury car we thoughtlessly drove in those days and told us to go a few miles on down the road to a place he named. It does to show that you can't always judge a place by its appearance.