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In A Hotel Room

Barbara Gorelick Avatar Barbara Gorelick - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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In A Hotel Room

She's always cleaning up someone's mess
Scrubbing the toilet and changing the bed
Working hard to keep her dear family fed
What happened in there she can only guess

Without a thought towels thrown on the floor
Empty boxes and bottles from a big bash
Unmentionable things in the bathroom trash
Sometimes reluctant to even open the door

Perhaps someday she'll be a hotel guest
If so she'll  thank the maid every day
To help to make up for minimum pay
And leave the room at its sparkling best






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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 1:51:00 AM
    Many Congratulations on your win Barbara, sorry i am a bit late xx

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 1:30:00 AM
    Good job! - Your hotel is 7 star! - Congratulations! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 8:29:00 PM
    wow, barbara this is SO nice, seeing it from the side of the worker. This was so unique and interesting. I loved it. congrats for a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:52:00 PM
    What a nice turn around on the theme. Congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:13:00 PM
    Barbara, CONGRATULATIONS :-) ~ love your awesome winning poem in Susan's contest.. take care.. PD

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Nice angle on the contest theme, Barbara. I like poems from the working class view. Something to be explored more fully, perhaps. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:28:00 PM
    well done! i can relate to this because i did once work as a chambermaid for a few weeks and i, too, always leave a hotel room very clean and leave a nice tip.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Barbara, so so true, my wife's first job was doing this--she's a very successful executive now--we always leave the room clean and with a generous tip for the maids.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Barbara congrats on your big win. Well deserved. on nice

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 3:45:00 AM
    this is amazing Barbara, it really is,, and says so much about the poet,, loving, caring, and writter of wonderful poetry...

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 3:14:00 PM
    my business man cousin would call that "job security"

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:21:00 PM
    Very well written, Barbara. - "You should not clean here" said my husband. - But I never leave the hotel room without cleaning, hanging up towels, empty the garbage and make the beds ..... lol ...... something I have to do. - Have a lovely day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 2/13/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Luck in contest ! <3
  1. Date: 2/13/2013 11:40:00 AM
    What a horrible job that must be, and there's no way to imagine what they come across in those rooms. J

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 11:27:00 AM
    A very thoughtful poem