After watching the latest "True Grit" movie, I felt moved to write the poem below.
“I’ll avenge my father,”
teenage Mattie vowed.
And in face of danger
she never cowed.
She wanted a gunman
to help her find
the dastardly killer
she had in mind.
reluctant and wary,
could not refuse
Mattie’s stubborn query.
As the two set out
across treacherous land
they’re joined by a lawman,
who lends a hand.
Pity the villains in the film TRUE GRIT.
But not the viewers,
who are in for a hit.
Thanks to Coen brothers Ethan and Joel
for a special gift during this Noel.
(Released by Paramount Pictures and rated “PG-13” for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images.)
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|Well, Betty Jo, I don't think the poem will become a classic, no insult intended. However, it does make me want to see this new movie. I love the old movie with John Wayne. Can't see how someone else could make Rooster Cogburn come to life the way he does. And Mattie is just Great in it, along with Attorney Dagget.
Anyhow, thanks for the heads-up about the new version!
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