Bathtime Slips – A Poem

I have begun to feel quite afraid

Which I never used to, at all!

My bath has become very slippy

So I’m afraid I will slip, trip or fall!

 

I came by a “firm-hold” bath mat,

Though it makes me feel rather old.

‘Twas on a cut-out aimed at the elderly

And I couldn’t resist its resistance to mould!

 

It has a spongy exterior,

With special, secure suction caps.

This should relieve my anxiety

When I bend to reach for the taps!

 

I chose the transparent option

It’s subtle and will blend in more.

Rushing to put it in place,

I prepare for rubber duck galore!

 

Deciding to play it safe

I first try it sitting down,

I wiggle my buttocks from side to side,

Though my smile turns into a frown.

 

Something here is very wrong –

I quickly get to my feet.

Looking over my shoulders, I find

It didn’t make a very good seat!

 

The suckers are glued to my bum –

I’d placed the mat upside down

Vigorous tugging won’t even release them

I must look like a right clown!

3 thoughts on “Bathtime Slips – A Poem

  1. Haha! That reminds me of when our girls were babies, back in the 1980’s. My husband (& many more dads, apparently) put a suction toy, meant for high chairs etc, onto his forehead to make the baby laugh. When he tried to pull it away, it didn’t want to move. Eventually, after a few pulls, it did, but left a lovely red blotch, right in the middle of his forehead, like a huge love bite! Needless to say, he never did it again! 😂

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