Tom Robinson

June 6, 2009
By Joy Lee BRONZE, Aurora, Illinois
Joy Lee BRONZE, Aurora, Illinois
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Tom Robinson
I am a man like all others,
I have the same features as all my brothers and sisters.
Then one day I just had to help;
I helped a girl with a different skin color.
The whole situation was oh so blurry,
But I knew the journey to my nightmare had begun.
Someone is guilty in the trial,
And another one is innocent.
But because of one thing,
The actual facts won’t make a difference,
And the winner is already clear before the battle.
This isn’t fair.
My whole life, my family, and my dignity are all gone,
Just because I’m black.


The author's comments:
This poem was based on a character in To Kill A Mockingbird named Tom Robinson. This poem is in his perspective on his trial and his experience as a black man.

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Snowflake14 said...
on Nov. 1 2016 at 1:13 pm
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Favorite Quote:
When your happy u enjoy the music,but when your sad u understand the lyrics

Soo cool and u Deffinately have skill




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