The Visitor Poem by Elena Plotkin

The Visitor

Rating: 4.5

Sit a while and have a cup of tea,
From whence have you come? What did you see?
Tell me something that will interest me.
Are you hungry? Have you had any dinner?
I'd hate to have you leave my table thinner.
Are you thirsty? Would you like something stronger than tea?
There's nothing like talking over a good Brandy.
Oh are you tired already? Have we really been talking for so long?
No, no you can't leave this late it would just be wrong.
No need to worry I know just the thing to do,
I'll make up a nice comfortable bed just for you.
And in the morning when you've rested your tired head,
We'll have a breakfast with tea and sweet bread.
Oh, you're up already. How did you sleep?
Like a baby ha ha surely not the kind that weep.
How about some coffee? Do you like yours strong?
Some milk and sugar sure I'll bring along.
You need to take a shower before you can go.
Of course I understand use any towel in that row.
You need some slippers and a robe.
Of course I understand you must disrobe.
Your clothes need to be washed and pressed.
Of course I understand we can't have you undressed.
You'd like bacon, pancakes, and scrambled egg.
Of course I understand you never eat sweet bread.
You'd like a tour of the house before you leave.
Of course I understand it's hard to just leave.
Let's start the tour with the front door.
Do me a favor don't come back here no more!

(C) 2013 Copyright Elena Plotkin

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Topic(s) of this poem: welcome
A poem about overstaying one's welcome.
Anil Kumar Panda 17 August 2013

aawwww..this is beautifully wriiten.loved its rhyme and flow.keep inking.

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Bri Edwards 11 July 2017

ok, now i've read it again, enjoyed it again, and read my comment from almost four years ago; i'd forgotten the poem. some added comment (to previous one) : you rhymed leave with leave and it bothered me until i realized it may well have been on purpose to EMPHASIZE your desire to have the person LEAVE! ! ! ! are you SURE you didn't make the guest TOO COMFORTABLE? ! bri :)

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Bri Edwards 04 September 2013

well, well, well. well done! you managed an amusing and surprise ending. i think i even chuckled a bit! and i was beginning to think YOURS is the home i want to visit. ok, i still want to visit. what's the address? ? i have sent this to MyPoemList though i'm not sure it is the one poem you reminded me to read.....the visitor vegan? ? ? ok, i give an 80-90% grade on the rhyming this time, and i did NOT mind the long lines. honestly. : o bri

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Khairul Ahsan 27 August 2013

A well rhymed poem with good humor.

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Patricia Grantham 26 August 2013

A visit from someone can be a very enlightening experience. Gives a person a chance to show how hospitable and caring they are. As a mater of fact the visitor can be made to feel so at home that they may want to come back again. Hope that it won't be anytime soon. Very good

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Pradip Chattopadhyay 20 August 2013

a flowing humor with splendid rhymes!

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