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For the Smooth Challenge

By Babs IversonPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Photo by Usen Parmanov on Unsplash

Gossamer skies stray.

Nimbus clouds turned gray.

Soft gentle rain.

therapy relieves pain.

Aromatherapy oil

soothes stress and turmoil.

Smooth hand rotates.

Muscle agony abates.

Warm smooth stones

placed on shoulder bones.

Like pink peaches before a frost,

skin made smooth and soft.

Smooth as a baby's butt

softer than a long-haired mutt

Smooth music notes,

a tranquil mind floats.

Calms a temporal lobe

in a silky bathrobe.

Minutes later,

felt greater.

Massage therapy's smooth stroke.

Lessens pain, that's no joke.

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About the Creator

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  • Darkos3 months ago

    Such a qool spa oil therapy day 😊❀️just today was thinking how much really it helps for all and the senses beautiful poem ☺️love how you compose words πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’ž

  • Real Poetic3 months ago

    β€œWarm smooth stones placed on shoulder bones” I need this treatment! Great poem Babs!

  • Leslie Writes3 months ago

    That sounds so good right about now. Great entry.

  • Denise E Lindquist3 months ago

    Great! Very smooth!! Loved the rhyming Babs!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’–

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    Wow, this is so wonderful. Your words totally had me feel. Thank you for sharing.

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    Very mediatative, loved the flow and rhyming of this one. 🀍

  • Ah!!! Beautiful and calming!!!

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    Sign me up!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Sid Aaron Hirji3 months ago

    Wow that was a calm relaxing read

  • Ah, Babs, I felt this deeply--literally! And it felt so good.

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    Well, this sounds a lot more fun than the chiropractor! Great entry, Babs!

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Fabulous work! Superbly-written; simply Top-notch! BRAVO my friend!!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)3 months ago

    Although I personally hate massages, the way you narrated this was still very relaxing and enticing! I might consider trying one out again since it's been over 10 years and it might actually help!

  • Gerard DiLeo3 months ago

    Limber already.

  • The Dani Writer3 months ago

    Oooooh, I FELT that! Expertly crafted and executed Babs. A stunner of a poem!

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    Smooth flow, love it

  • Oh wow this was so vivid as if I was really there! It was so relaxing! I enjoyed this poem so much!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    I would love a spa day anytime. It is a luxury of life for sure.

  • Phil Flannery3 months ago

    You make it sound like something I should do. Lovely poem.

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    Ooh, very soothing.

  • Clyde E. Dawkins3 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful poem!!

  • JBaz3 months ago

    I will have to agree, yes I did pamper myself once and loved it.

  • E.K. Daniels3 months ago

    This poem felt like a warm bath. And for someone who has been without a soak, left with only a shower as respite, i am grateful. πŸ˜ƒ great job, Babs, as always! πŸ’ž

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Wonderful job on this. Well done.

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Terrific smooth poem Babs. Great tactile language. I’ve only has a neck massage once! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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