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Friday, March 1, 2013

Poetry Friday: M*A*S*H



Remembering the last episode of M*A*S*H to air on February 28, 1983, thirty years ago, and the ebook release of Loose Threads, here is the opening poem of my novel. Happy Poetry Friday!


M*A*S*H

Our living room
is cozied up with laughter.
Great Gran Eula smiles at the colonel
and sips her iced tea.
Grandma Margie snickers at Radar
over her knitting
Mom laughs at Hot Lips
and doesn't finish paying the bills.
I laugh so hard at Hawkeye
my beanbag chair
squishes under me.
We finally stop laughing
during the commercial,
and Grandma Margie says,
"I found a lump
in my breast."


Loose Threads
Lorie Ann Grover
Simon & Schuster, ebook, 2013

4 comments:

Julie Larios said...

Oh, my goodness, Lori - such a tender, sorrowful and unexpected ending. It took my breath away.

Tabatha said...

That is certainly a poem that grabs you and pulls you in! You do a great job of setting the scene.

Karrie Zylstra said...

I loved that image in your book with M.A.S.H. - a T.V. show that was such a part of my life.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you, everyone!