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Traveling Salesman

Look at you standing there,
intent on getting a foot in the door,
to be let in from the street.
Ardent solicitor, gentleman of the road.
Alas! But you are no gentleman!
Refreshed and confident,
returning from your summertime retreat.
Much to your dismay,
as you studiously scan my face,
you find no sign of exaltation,
not so much as a trace.
Gazing at your melancholy smile,
I listen to your skillfull disguised lies,
as you conceal selfish motives
all the while.
The merchandise you are promoting
I simply will not buy.
The emotional cash flow 
is in very depleted supply.
So gather the sales pitch 
and your promotions,
move on to your next client,
seller of dreams, canvasser of lust.
This heart will save it's passions 
for a product it can trust.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2009 6:03:00 PM
    interesting poem, hope you find the right product.

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 7:24:00 AM
    Dear Patricia,A very Hearty Welcome to the SOUP YOUR POEMS are very strong and full of Emotions Like DANE I think this is A free Verse A word of advice YOU should refrain from using " I do not know?" as a form Two of YOUr other POEMS could have the form "Rhyme" have to go to work I will comment this Evening after Work YOUR Talent shines Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious comment on "LOVE A Letter of Intent" Again Welcome YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 6:21:00 PM
    Wow, Pat. The finished product of this poem is excellent. (Note: This poetry form might either a free verse poem or a lyric poem. Scroll to the top, click on poetry forms and see if either one of those forms fit this poem.... just trying to help a little here.) You really handled the subject of this poem with expertise. Great job! Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 6/30/2009 3:46:00 AM
    What an amazing write Patricia. I truly enjoyed this poem. Now get that pen flowing so we can read more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 10:41:00 AM
    Wow, are there still traveling salemen, nice poem Patricia, a warm welcome to the soup>>James