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Original Song Title:

"Time in a Bottle"

Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"Tight-Fitting Bodice"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

They write of tight-fitting bodices
That rip before you reach page two.
You could say every page--
Eternally exactly the same.
Foreplay--they never screw?

These pages--anything but clever,
The prose, always purple, not blue.
Always the same game--perpetually lame.
Why spend money on this lit poo?

This formulaic fluff, a waste of time--
Of dubious authorship, too--
Often by men.
Looked at these books enough to know
That no one took the time to go
Through, edit.

These books only fit to wrap fishes,
Still, huge reams of paper ensue.

The schlock prose empty
Lame attempt at poetry
How can readers stand?

Asks haiku.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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2Eagle - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Amen. Lit poo is a good name for it. So is turdworthy. I am learning a whole new vocabulary on this website.
Lit Poo Luvr - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
This is pretty funny, tho the Damsels of Orion series is actually pretty good.
Johnny D - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Man, maybe I should make some bucks writing that fluff.
Michael Pacholek - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
If you only knew how much money churches made by peddling old romance paperbacks in their rummage sales. This is known as a madness to their Methodism. Maybe somebody should call Joey the Rat -- I mean, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI -- and tell him. Maybe he can put a plague on both houses, that of worship and that of publishing.
Rick C - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant - April 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice. 5's.
AFW - April 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Sophistically hilarious, John...A novel idea..
alvin rhodes - April 24, 2005 - Report this comment
hardy-har-harlequin...i was girdled with laughter...5s

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