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A Soak In The Tub

Updated on September 29, 2012
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I took a soak in the tub today

A bath, you say?

Oh, this was no bath

No bubbles, no beads

No loofa, no sponge

Just water

Clear

Pure

Plain

Nothing added but me


I took a soak in the tub today

A bath, you say?

Oh, this was no bath

Nothing to be cleaned

No dirt to wash away

Just cares

Aches

Pains

Stress

Plagues of the day


I took a soak in the tub today

A bath, you say?

Oh, this was no bath

No candles lit

No music played

Just silence

Heat

Steam

Levity

Womb of comfort


I took a soak in the tub today

A bath, you say?

Oh, this was no bath

No bubbles, no beads

No dirt to wash away

Just a Tub

Water

Steam

Me

All cares soaked away


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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Oh if only it were that easy! :) Very nice, my dear. Voted up and more.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Ahhh.... Makes me feel like soaking myself, with nothing but water! Beautiful..... Get rid of those plagues of the day :)

      Voting up....

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      all cares soaked away, awesome

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      diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Excellent little poem...good imagery and a ring of truth. Like a swim in a spa...

      Bob

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Made me want to soak quietly in a tub.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I know this is weird....but I don't like taking baths.....never have, since I was a kid. Sitting in dirty water just isn't my thing. LOL However, you do make it sound very soothing, so wonderful job Dana!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I enjoyed how you opened each stanza with the same opening lines. You separated each bath experience into it's own and then combined them in the end. Well done. Jamie

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Enjoyed this poem. Soaking in a tub is a good way to relax, with or without bubbles:)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      TT - you need to get yourself some serious tub time chickie! *hugs*

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      LaThing - there is something very different, and nice, about just soaking in the water. nothing else. of course, i do love a good buble bath too! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      girishpuri - nice ot see you at another one of my hubs. glad you liked it!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      hi Bob! so happy you liked my little blurb... boy a swim in a spa would be nice! alas, i had to settle for a splash ina tub.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      carol7777 - this poem seems to have had that effect on a lot of folks. hope we don't all run out and do it at once. there will be a world wide water shortage!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Bill - you sound exactly like one of my friends... guess i did do a good job if i made tub time aound appealing to one of the rare anti-bath folk :) thanks!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Jamie - thank you so much for such a thoughtful comment. i see you noticed my writing process. i am glad you liked it. means a lot coming from you... i owe your hubs a visit now that i am back in hubland... see you around

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy48 - you are right. it is... glad you enjoyed this. it was just something that came to me in the tub of all places :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      I took a shower. Washed my pain down the drain so I could spend time with the sane on HP.

      Enjoyed the fun poem!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I prefer showers, but I could really just enjoy a good soak. You make it sounds so wonderful. I'm there in my mind. aaaahhhh!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      rcrumple - what a fun comment! i can always count on you for something witty! very glad you liked this.

      ps. when you find those sane people, let me know where they are. i would love to join them :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - hello!!! i love a good shower too! i really am giddy that i have made the tub so inviting. perhaps i should market my little poem to some tub retailers as an advertisement. :P

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      An interesting and enjoyable read..enjoyed this a lot. Voted up!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Valleypoet - glad you enjoyed it! thanks a bunch for the vote up :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I bet everyone who reads this hub considers a soak in the tub. Extra bubbles, please! :)

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      This was so clever! lol! and now I want to soak in a soap free bath with lots of hot water too!

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I wish I had time for that today. I guess a glass of wine will have to do instead:)

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Bath? No--maybe hot tub. Oh, how I wish we could afford one! Very clever and cute. voted up, funny, interesting and beautiful.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Dana,

      You really tempted me to go in for a bath a second time in the day. But I'm not going. Lots of other work to do today! LOL! Your poem is so beautiful-such a simple topic made very very interesting-this is called talent. Great hub. Sharing it at all places. Cheers, Rema.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Rema - A second bath? wow,I guess this is quite a poem... I know the feeling. That is when I just take a few moments of deep breaths and calm thoughts. Almost as good... Thank you so much for your compliments... Take care.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Yes, Linda. The desire to fill up the tub seems to be an effect of this poem. Funny how that happens. I better not read it, I already had mine today! ...Thanks for stopping by and shining a little sun on another one of my hubs

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Nell - this poem seems to have that effect. I highly recommend it. Tub filled right to the brim of course!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      jenbeach21 - I know those days! A glass of wine, a few deep breaths, a quiet moment. That could be as good.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      DzyMsLizzy - Ah, hot tub would be ideal! What a luxury! But I can make the most of the tub..... So glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for the votes!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dana, Dana, Dear, Dear, Dana - (Now that I have your attention,) you must listen to what I have to say. Your poem is wonderful! Yes it is. I love this line, "Womb of comfort"... ya' can't get more comfy than this. I've often longed to go back there and just rest:) Now, please excuse me while I go soak in the tub and into my womb of comfort. Hugs

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      vocalcoach - You got my attention. and held it.. What a ssweet compliment... Yes. Some days it would be nice to just crawl back into the womb, or anywhere warm and comfy. A hot bath is a nice treat. Worth making the time for.... So good to see you enjoyed this.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Love it! This is so cute and I love the added photos. It is my dream bath to be able to have a jacuzzi tub to soak away the aches and pains. Rated UP/Funny/Awesome.

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      Alfreta Sailor 4 years ago from Southern California

      Loved this. Now I've got to go and soak in the tub.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Oh, YES - me tooooo!

      sometimes - i can't get home fast enough to jump in a hot tub and just....SIT...

      Mmmmmmmm.....Ohmmmmmmm...

      my man was in a house with no bathtub and i couldn't stand it - he's now moved...lol..

      (don't tell anyone, but - often - i'll sneak a piece of chocolate cake and a cuppa hot coffee into the tub with me - absolute heaven - and total decadence)..

      (i'm NEVER dirty - other than my active little mind...haha)..

      sharing, D..

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Love it too! In my home, we just remodeled the master bathroom as well as my bathroom. The tub is exactly like this one. Calgon, take me away! Voted up awesome!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Denise - Thanks! I know what u mean about the dream tb. I am staying with my sister at the moment and she has a jacuzzi tub. I told her that I want ot live in her bathroom! She said no. Total bummer!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      fastfreta - Glad u like it. The combo of poem and pictures seems to have everyone aching for a soak. Myself included. I am afraid I might cause a widespread drought with all these tubs filling up!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ImKarn23 - LOL. I think all the baths in the world would never get that mind of your squeaky clean. I am in the same boat. And I consider that a good thing!:)

      I do the same thing u do! Tea in the tub. Chocolate. I tried ice cream once. I don't reccomend it - melted way too fast.

      Thanks for sharing. Means a lot to know you enjoyed it that much.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      lovedoctor926 - Oh boy! That sounds like a dream! The bathroom is my favorite room in a house, tied with the kitchen. :)

      Thanks for the votes!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Dana...i think we must be sistas from another motha..

      AND - anotha fatha...

      i 'feel' you - and - i like what i'm 'feelin'..

      lol

      somehow - that didn't come out right, but - you get it..

      have a great evening, sista'..

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Lesie - I get ya! :)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Relatable, rejuvenating, required...thank you, Dana, for this poem, which is like a tonic...

      Voted UP and AB ...Hugs, Maria

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      THANK YOU MARIA! :)

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love this poem. A soak is so relaxing, all we need now is a way to keep the water warm for longer :))

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Rosemay50 - i do love a good soak. lately i have been having htat unfortunate problem of cooling water... hmmm. time to find a friend with a hot tub!!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Very refreshing to read, Dana. A very relaxing time of the day.

      I enjoyed it. :-)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Lady_E - thank you for visiting. I really do love a good soak in the tub. One day I just had the ned to put the feeling into words. so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Rosemary Amrhein 3 years ago from Boston, MA

      Awesome! What a great hub and poem! Super , what a good reason for a bath- Just Because.

      Oh a daily bath is what was given me

      When I was two, or four, or three

      It seemed a chore

      Boy was it a bore

      But now that I'm older

      I couldn't wish for more!

      So friend, lover, husband, wife , friend

      Draw me a bath,

      And not just on my birthday or anniversary

      But draw me a bath at least once a week!

      Or before me make love

      So I will not only sigh but squeak!

      Thanks ....

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This is awesome, Dana. Sometimes we don't even need the water!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Ah!! You make me want to go take a quick soak!

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      BLONEDY - What a cute and creative response. I love it.

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Wayne - It is funny you should say that. I find that sometimes thinking about a nice long soak calms my mind and body almost as much. Almost. :)

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      AudreyHowitt - this poem seems to have that effect.... I make time for a bath at least once a week. I think I would fall apart if I didn't.... thanks for the visit to my tub... xxx

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