Trailer Life

Trailer Life
Trailer Life

Trailer Life


I walk by a trailer park

one of the many around

my neighborhood where I live

enjoy tended yard


This is familiar life

my home has a foundation

but for many years did not

memories of trailers


Most of my journey through life

spent in small cinder block rooms

a closet and a dresser

maybe a bathroom


Sometimes I rented a space

in either a single wide

or a double wide lifestyle

better then cinder


Days of well kept single wide

on spread out lots in the woods

where one could set camping chairs

sit as if not there


Listen to loud “Pink Floyd” tunes

while drinking a nightly mix

of Seagram Seven and Sprite

to sit in the here




Or the joys of park living

at Mr. Burns Trailer Park

with laundry mat, bar, and store

within an arms reach


A crumbling double wide

with holes where you could see ground

my cat would sneak through and scare

with sudden surprise


No environmental controls

so hot in the summertime

wrapped in blankets in winter

just me and a wreck


Every morning head outside

to tinker with my used car

to function enough to drive

back and forth from work


made sure to tell all visitors

to watch their step in living

room where the hole is a foot

wide and open space


Though falling apart still stood

lifted a good three feet up

from soft Louisiana soil

broken steps to door




To drive down a country lane

attend trailer gathering

beer with “Proud Mary” blasting

from some truck speakers


Trailer park neighborhood nights

to chat while walking the dog

in sweats and t-shirt attire

to relax at home


Possibly foreign lifestyle

for lifetime suburbanite

whose never left the suburbs

or their ordered parks


Single, Double, or R.V.

share one thing with apartment

rentals or luxury homes

house simple families


Lucky to have lived in all

spent time in all these cultures

our local communities

those around the block


So many memories of rooms

either cinder block or wood

or live in aluminum

with insulation

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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

4 thoughts on “Trailer Life

  • August 11, 2020 at 2:19 AM

    This is a nice write Jamie. I can relate, though I haven’t actiually lived in a trailer park. I have stopped in them for a few nights occasionally in our covervted bus/motor home, and my sons lived in a trailer/caravan while they were going studying a PT course at University. My wife and I lived in a shed off-grid on a 40 acre property for around fiver years. Good work.


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