Linda Bella Wassermeister

Gold Star - 26,497 Points (1957-2020 died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada / born in Alamosa, Colorado, U. S. A.)

Skinny-Dipping - Poem by Linda Bella Wassermeister

We walked along the dusty trail,
no shoes upon our feet.

Hot summer day.

The river was not far away,
and we could hardly wait.

No sign of rain.

My sister Sue and cousin Beth,
Rosanna Dunn, and I.

The best of friends.

We saw a snake, but had no fear;
just stayed out of its way.

Left it alone!

We started taking off our clothes
before we reached our spot.

Hang up that bra!

Our clothes were strung along the trail,
hung up where they'd stay dry,

and here's our pool!

The others went to skinny-dip,
one thing I couldn't do.

I chunky-dunked.

Topic(s) of this poem: humor, humorous, humour, nakedness, nostalgia, summer, summer time , swimming


Poet's Notes about The Poem

September 23,2019

I was always much larger than my friends, even at a very young age.

Comments about Skinny-Dipping by Linda Bella Wassermeister

  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (2/16/2020 6:07:00 PM)

    A very humorous poem and I wonder what 'chunky-dunked' means. (Report)Reply

    Kim BarneyKim Barney(2/20/2020 10:28:00 PM)

    Oh, come on, Michael! Surely it's not that hard to figure out!
    A skinny person skinny-dips, and a chunky person...

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  • Grace JessenGrace Jessen (10/21/2019 1:07:00 PM)

    Very funny ending! Good imagery. We get the picture. (Report)Reply

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  • Sankhajit BhattacharjeeSankhajit Bhattacharjee (10/7/2019 3:22:00 AM)

    The imagery is absolutely nice. (Report)Reply

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  • James MclainJames Mclain (9/30/2019 8:41:00 PM)

    Great write reminds me of my
    Long ago childhood.

    James McLain 🎸
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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (9/29/2019 2:29:00 PM)

    Nicely done, Belle. The last line is truly comedic. I loved it. Thanks for sharing. I've written this reply twice, so don't know if you; ll get to see it. : -) (Report)Reply

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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (9/29/2019 2:24:00 PM)

    Nicely done You ended with a great comedic line. I loved the poem. Thanks for sharing. : -) (Report)Reply

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  • Maxim Muyu (9/29/2019 4:48:00 AM)

    nice write, I like it. (Report)Reply

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  • Laurie Van Der HartLaurie Van Der Hart (9/29/2019 3:34:00 AM)

    Cool poem! I really like it. Did you coin that word “chunky-dunked”? It needs no explanation. This brings back childhood for me too. Something magical about swimming naked. (Report)Reply

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  • Tirupathi ChandrupatlaTirupathi Chandrupatla (9/28/2019 11:01:00 AM)

    We saw a snake, but had no fear;
    just stayed out of its way.
    Left it alone!
    That's the way to treat nature... Beautiful poem.
    (Report)Reply

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  • Bryan NortonBryan Norton (9/28/2019 6:46:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your poem a lot. You kept my attention throughout. Thank you, and good luck. (Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (9/27/2019 9:08:00 PM)

    A beautiful experience. Kingsley Egbukole (Report)Reply

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  • Zywa ZywaZywa Zywa (9/27/2019 11:29:00 AM)

    The humor deserves a cheerful reading aloud. Unfortunately, PoemHunter does not deliver that. Never stop with funny adventures on a summer day with friends! (Report)Reply

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  • Mark WaltersMark Walters (9/26/2019 6:02:00 AM)

    Very good! , I never skinny dipped either. my body wouldn't work for that either (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (9/26/2019 2:27:00 AM)

    At least water was there to have a dip for bath! Nice experience! (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (9/26/2019 1:21:00 AM)

    Whether you went skinny dipping or chunky dunk, I am sure you enjoyed your time in the water! This has brought a train of childhood memories into me....! Relish the humour! (Report)Reply

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  • Carl RoussellCarl Roussell (9/25/2019 7:36:00 AM)

    This is one of your most humorous one to date - thanks for posting! (Report)Reply

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  • Aqua FlowerAqua Flower (9/25/2019 5:12:00 AM)

    The river sounds delightful whether skinny dippping or chunky dunking. I can relate to this as I used to be very close to my family and cousins growing up and have fond memories too. I love how you presented the poem and your humor in it is refreshing and delightful. I shall try to find time to do more reading and check out your poetry when I am able. Thank you for reading and commenting on mine as well. :) Aqua (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (9/24/2019 4:57:00 PM)

    this is your most recent submission according to dates on PH. and it has the same last line as it did last time i was here.

    :)

    bri

    i see your readership has 'picked up'.
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  • Tom Allport (9/24/2019 4:14:00 PM)

    Those were the days? Well penned. (Report)Reply

    Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister(9/25/2019 7:52:00 PM)

    Those really were the days! Thanks for the comment, Tom!

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  • Leeann Azzopardi (9/24/2019 1:16:00 PM)

    also a fellow fat person i would do the same Take care (Report)Reply

    Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister(9/25/2019 7:51:00 PM)

    Thank you for the comment, LeeAnn. I bet my splash is bigger than yours!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 23, 2019

Poem Edited: Monday, September 23, 2019


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