Take with a Grain of Salt

Take with a Grain of Salt

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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His name was Ryan ~

he went by Ry ~

he was the county’s

baking guy

until one day, in mid-July

his dough mixer went quite awry,

twisting up his bread supply

and now no righteous man will buy

a gnarled loaf of Ry’s wry rye

© 2014 Rita L. Sev


Author's Note

Rita L. Sev
After learning that a synonym for "wry" is "twisted", a student asked, "Is that why that bread is called wry bread? You know, that twisty bread?" His question inspired a quick vocabulary lesson... and this silly pun poem. :)

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Lol What a lot of Wryness

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

;) This was a fun one to write! Glad you enjoyed!
Ha! Love it. And how it came to life is awesome. :-)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

5 Years Ago

That is one of my favorite "behind the poem" stories. :) Thanks, Ance!
Matching Socks

5 Years Ago

It's a pretty great story, I laughed when I read it, and let out a big awwwww!
Absolutely adorable...and the fact this all came about because a student asked you a question makes it more special to me. Hmm..."twisty bread" would be more challah if you ask me! :) Great rhyming. Lydi**

Posted 5 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

5 Years Ago

Ha! You know, it took me a moment to figure out which "twisty bread" he was talking about! Thanks, .. read more
LOL.... thats a really fun piece... I liked it allot !! :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

5 Years Ago

The kids are really a great resource for fun poems! Thanks, Debbie!
A piece of fun. However, there may be enough hungry unrighteous folk to empty his shelves. Mid-July too eh? Really bad luck.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

5 Years Ago

Ha! Yes, you are right - I'm sure Ryan will have plenty of business after all... ;) Thanks for sto.. read more
That is hilarious -- I wont' ask how old the kid was, nothing would surprise me.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

5 Years Ago

Lol! Actually, he was a pretty sharp kid (7th grade, incidentally). The word was just outside his .. read more
A marvelous witty poem with a twist. Bravo..................

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

Thanks, Sami! :)
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

You are welcome....:)......
hahahaha, love the ending. Great poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

:) Thanks, Tim. Glad you enjoyed!
Haha Smart kid...I concur with Frieda, this is quintessential you all they way...nicely done Rita :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

Ha! Thanks, Steve! Hmmm... me all the way - I must be goofy to the core! :)
Only you Rita, only you ;) I was hoping it was about margaritas....funny stuff, kids....

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

Ha! Yes, they always make me smile! I'll have to put some thought into a margarita poem... ;)
Frieda P

6 Years Ago

Can't wait...cheers ;)

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