Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday Teaser, Part 2

So even though I finished my book yesterday morning and made a recommendation, I started another one. I just didn't have time to get to a computer and share my "teaser" bit.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I stared Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums yesterday.

"He don't see you, Vena Mae. He's got his highfalutin mask on," said my grandmother. "Call him Arlene and you might get an answer out of him."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Teaser

I was going to do my first Tuesday Teaser today, but I just finished my book. _Supreme Courtship_, which I tore through in basically three days. Good humor, quick read. I got it on clearance at B&N. Look it up.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I Watched a Woman Tear Her Clothes Today

I watched a woman tear her clothes today,
As she saw her now-dead husband's body.
"Why, oh God, why? Mitch*, I miss you!
So close to going home!"
Pressing her face to his neck,
Rubbing his hand against her cheek.
Shoes off, kneeling on the floor,
Covering his body with tears.

"You're with Jesus now,
There is no more suffering there."
I stood silently as emotional support.
This isn't real life.
People don't tear their clothes from grief.
Not in real life.
This is something you read about.
That could be me in tears on the floor.

He survived this procedure many times before.
But his lungs just couldn't take it.
"Guess I'll have to call a funeral home.
He worked so hard and was doing so good."
Pray our daughters' hearts aren't hardened.
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
We commend Mitch to you.
I watched a woman tear her clothes today.