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Silly Sally sells books, this week there's a sale - New titles each Friday; I go without fail. This book took the do-it-yourselfers by storm: "How To File Your Own Taxes" by May Linda Form. If this one's available, I'm calling dibs: "Let's Cook in the Backyard " by Barbie Q. Dribs. If that one is sold out, this might fit the bill: "The Perfect Hamburger" by Patty O'Grill. If you don't have time for the whole book, just scan it: "Naming Your Newspaper" by Dale E. Planet. This one's selling out, be the first on your block: "You Must Bring My Daughter Home" by Ada Clock. One book I've been wanting I think really rocks: It's called "Spooner's Footwear". It's by Susan Shocks. You students may need this one for your next quiz: "It's All About Nature" by Ollie G. Whiz. And speaking of science, this one is debateable: "Decomposing Organisms" by O. deGradable. If you know a student, I'm sure they will love: "Better Test Taking" by Olive D. Above. At 70 cents, this old book is a cheapie: "Hypnosis Tricks" by U. R. Barry Sleepy. For those with a more Catholic upbringing: "Be On Time For Church" by Isabel Ringing. Need help thinking quicker? This one's on the button: "Reacting in Crises" by Olive O'Sudden. You could take this one on your longer vacations: "Destroyer Warfare" by Mandy Battlestations. To order this title, you may have to beg: "My Very Small Breakfast" by I. Ada Negg. I know of a fitness book you ought to buy: "I'm Living Forever" by Dawn Wanda Dye. This could be a best-seller, I have no doubt: "It's None of Your Business, You Twit!" by Bud Out. You may think these books are for real. If you do, there's a nice bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you!

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Date: 7/23/2020 3:17:00 AM
I see you have a witty side John, a fun piece of work ,I enjoyed it very much. Regards.
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John Watt
Date: 7/23/2020 7:53:00 PM
Thanks Rercy!
Date: 7/13/2020 8:13:00 PM
How did I miss this? To explain - when I was in junior high (many moons ago!) I wrote a short story called 'Silly Sally' (it was about a puppy that got into a LOT of trouble) so this brings back fond memories - and your titles are so creative and fun - I don't think I could come up with any if I tried :)
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John Watt
Date: 7/14/2020 12:22:00 AM
To be honest, I've been 'collecting' these book titles for many years; I keep them in a file. Some I thought up, some I heard, but I always write them down. Recently, the thought occurred to me that I should put them into a poem. Do you still have a copy of your story from Jr. High?
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Date: 7/13/2020 8:18:00 PM
I'll admit this brand of humor is an acquired taste, like cricket, or pork rinds. Glad you enjoyed it and found a common bond we share in Silly Sally writes! Thanks, My friend.
Date: 7/10/2020 4:07:00 PM
This is a hoot! Your imagination is on fire! Just be careful to not take it too close to all of these perishable books!
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Date: 7/10/2020 5:39:00 PM
LOL! I'll try to remember to bring a fire extinguisher with me next time I visit a book store! Thanks for the fun, Caren.
Date: 7/9/2020 10:43:00 PM
This is a howl, John. How did you come up with all these names?!! Love it!! Thanks, gw. (Soup mail, please)
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John Watt
Date: 7/10/2020 1:19:00 AM
Thanks for the comment (and soup mail), my friend!
Date: 7/9/2020 8:27:00 PM
hahaha, great ending on this very clever poem, my friend. Is this one meant for Brian?? I see Jo said it best. You did a QUIRKY one!
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Date: 7/9/2020 9:10:00 PM
Yes, I submitted this one to Brian against my better judgment and he honored me with a 1st! I guess he was feeling in a quirky mood that day, haha! Glad you liked the ending, I tacked it on at the last minute.
Date: 7/9/2020 5:09:00 AM
What an extremely humorous and excellent write, John, loved all your quirky titles with their strange authors, very creative:) it must have been difficult to write..
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John Watt
Date: 7/9/2020 12:08:00 PM
I am grateful for your generous comment, Jo. Glad I could bring a smile. Take care, my friend ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 4:39:00 PM
Very clever John adding a spoonerism in there as well. Loved it :) Hopefully this poem will find it's way into The Magnificent Poetry Book by Wanda Full. :)
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Date: 7/8/2020 5:27:00 PM
Ha ha! Loved your comment and glad you spot my coonerism, oops, I mean "caught my spoonerism"! Does Wanda Full collaborate with Marv O'Liss? Thanks, Gary ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 2:48:00 PM
john - i hope you had as much fun writing this as i had reading it (and i'm sure you did!). you have outdone yourself in this poem - absolutely delightful!
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John Watt
Date: 7/9/2020 9:46:00 AM
I had a blast writing this, ilene. I imagine you having some fun writing your daily treasures as well! Thanks for the lovely visit, my friend ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 12:13:00 PM
Picking daisies in the outfield, I see. So fun! A fav for me. Congratulations on your first place! Seems like this must have been written by Mid. E. Knight. Thanks for the smiles and giggles my friend! Like Paula, I love books especially those written P.O. Ems!
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Date: 7/8/2020 1:07:00 PM
Smiles upon smiles, my friend. I left one out because the rhythm wasn't quite right, but I thought you might like it: "The First Christmas" by Harold Angels and Mary Rhoda Nass. Thanks for the read and fun comment. I had a feeling you would be a book lover. ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 10:22:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. So cute and fun. I love old books and old book stores. A wonderful picture to go with your wonderful write. Enjoy your win and day.........
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John Watt
Date: 7/8/2020 11:37:00 AM
Thank you for the read and lovely thoughts, Paula. I'm afraid my bookshelves have become so full I've had to stop buying old books unless I unload some, which is so hard to do! Take care ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 8:12:00 AM
Extremely creative and quite humorous. John this an interesting and clever piece. Really enjoyed it.
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John Watt
Date: 7/8/2020 11:35:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed it, Kenneth. Appreciate you stopping by ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 7:52:00 AM
John congrats on your top win!;)
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John Watt
Date: 7/8/2020 11:35:00 AM
Thanks for the visit, Brenda. Congrats to you as well ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 7:27:00 AM
This is so clever, John, I love it. A great fun way to start the day. Well done my friend. John
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John Watt
Date: 7/8/2020 11:34:00 AM
Alway grateful for your kind words, fellow poet. Take care ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 6:55:00 AM
Such a fun and witty journey through the book sale John! The referred titles are brilliant. Congratulations on your win my friend. Loved reading this humorous muse. Blessings :)
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John Watt
Date: 7/8/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thanks for finding this witty, my friend! Blessings ~ John
Date: 7/8/2020 3:42:00 AM
Haha brilliant John, love the humour. Now about that bridge lol Good luck in the contest Tom
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John Watt
Date: 7/8/2020 11:33:00 AM
Thanks, Tom. Buy now, there's only one left!