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Beautiful Visit Terrible Stay

Updated on April 12, 2017

Stay For A Visit

A boy once compared me to the state of Alaska.

And not for the reason you may think.

He said I was a "beautiful place to visit, but a terrible place to stay."

Meaning that I am no more than a three star hotel that will do for the night.

I am no more than a stepping stone to get across the pond.

I am no more than a rental car to get from Point A to Point B.

I am nothing more than temporary.

That is all I could ever be viewed as.

But I view people as the motto "leave it better than you found it."

I will throw your worry in the washer and dryer and fold it into hope before I put it into your closet.

I will wash the anger from your dishes and leave your newfound joy to dry on the rack.

I will sweep up all of your fear with a trail of nothing but trust left behind.

I will dust away any doubt you have and place euphoria on your mantel.

I will fill your car with elation as fuel for your next journey.

And when you are ready to leave, I will help you pack your bags with genuine gratefulness for the time we spent together.

Because that is all someone so temporary can do.

I will be the hotel, the stepping stone, and the rental car.

And you will have enjoyed your visit, but never enough to stay.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 months ago from Reno NV

      Brilliant and beautiful poetry. Jamie