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I Never Take a Bath

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I Never Take a Bath

I never ever take a bath;
The thought is quite revolting.
If somebody suggested one,
My answer would be jolting.

For soaking in some stagnant water
Seems to me repulsive;
But don’t conclude I’m dirty – 
‘Bout my showers I’m compulsive.

I know that many find a soak
Quite soothing and relaxing.
Why, there are poets who find baths
Worth wondrous words of waxing!

Yet I am not a fan at all
And bubbles won’t entice me.
A steaming, streaming shower spigot
Seems to paradise me.

I’ll never ever take a bath
If it is in my power,
But I can write a paean
To the glories of a shower!

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  1. Date: 10/21/2012 3:27:00 PM
    Hmmm. :) If I have time, it's quite sublime to slip into a bath. To soak away what's in my way that causes such a rath. Time's short on library comp. Hope to come back with more. Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 11:08:00 PM
    very cute. But I insist a bath is what I can't resist!!!

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 5:49:00 PM
    I just had to read this one. I'm with you. I too don't take baths, I use to, but we had the bath con verted into a shower with a built in bench to sit down on. Thanks for sharing this one. Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 4:43:00 PM
    I too prefer showers! It's like... well with the water... it's just touch and go... the drops come clean and splash away dirty... I stand there dirty and come away clean... and when it's cold... I love the warmth... the drops come warm and splash away cool... I stand there cool and come away warm... Terry (good poem... BTW... Thanks for your kind comments... What did it 'mean'? It is a 'fantasy'... and means anything you choose it to mean... if you see what I mean...)

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 11:36:00 AM
    Cute ...Got a chuckle..I had a cousin who said that taking a bath was taking a bath in one's own filth..I still enjoy the warm soothing water to help my aches and pains..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 9:14:00 AM
    Fun, funny, and exactly my own point of view...perhaps for different reasons. I find, as I grow older, getting into and out of bathtubs both dangerous and difficult....I much prefer the shower! Well-written, as always.

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 8:45:00 AM
    I enjoyed your light hearted look at bathing. I do love to soak in warm water, but I usually wash first, as the Japanese method.