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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    Death Of The Salesman

    by David Knape

    They used to sell wares
    going 'round door to door,
    now they've gone by the wayside
    can't be seen anymore

    The country has changed
    not the same as before,
    the door to door salesman
    passed on into lore

    Wal-Mart put an end to
    the friendly corner store,
    and customer service
    isn't the same anymore

    Then slowly the Internet
    came in the back door,
    and on-line buying
    replaced a real store

    So salesmen went the way
    of Model T Fords,
    and buying and selling
    isn't fun anymore

    The thing that is missing
    that gets to the core,
    there's no conversation
    like there was before

    And the traveling salesman
    won't be seen evermore,
    for friendliness died
    at our bolted front doors.

    © d.knape

    July 28, 2013
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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