Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

To Kill a Mockingbird Found Poem

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
This is a truth
that applies to the human race,
yet to no particular race of men:
You never really understand a person,
until you consider things from his point of view,
climb inside of his skin,
and walk around in it.
One thing that doesn't abide,
by majority rule;
a person's conscience.
It was times like these
When;
you rarely win,
only children weep,
the dead bury the dead,
one does not love breathing,
and there’s just one kind of folks:
folks.
I don't pretend to understand,
Why reasonable people,
go stark raving mad,
simply because they're still human;
that the one place,
where a man ought to get a square deal,
is in a courtroom,
be he any color of the rainbow.
It was times like these,
That,
food comes with death,
flowers with sickness,
and little things in between;
two soap dolls,
a broken watch and chain,
a pair of good-luck pennies,
and our lives.
It made me sad.
Yet delete the adjectives,
and I'd have the facts;
it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.



Join the Discussion

This article has 86 comments. Post your own now!

Deej6595 said...
Nov. 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm
I love this poem. I like how you took different quotes from the book and re-arranged them. That was smart and it makes sense still.
 
Madelineysdfg said...
Aug. 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm
great poem its awesome i love it
 
RachelEliza said...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm
haha I appreciate the critique , but I was in 8th grade when I wrote this , my writing has developed greatly since then , but thank you for the honesty , Ill keep that in mind if I write any more !
 
KristinC This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm
Great word choice!  I'm reading this book right now, and this is pitch perfect.
 
Nadds_67 said...
Sept. 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm
this is wonderful! i love how it expresses so much emotion:) keep up the great work; i would love to read some more!
 
subliminal96 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Fantastic poem- one of my favorite novels of all time.
 
MarieAntoinette2012 said...
Sept. 5, 2012 at 11:29 am
I've never read the book, but this is still a great poem.
 
MountEverest said...
Jul. 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm
I LOVE this poem ! Best I've ever read ! I've read To Kill A Mockingbird and this poem is like a summary of the book. Again I LOVE this poem !! :D
 
Aduke9 said...
Jul. 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm
I've just started reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" and I think this poem is beautiful.
 
Indilove said...
May 18, 2012 at 7:58 am
This is amazing!!!! Congrats on this!!!
 
garthgirl8888 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Honestly, I just don't understand this- and I've read the book. Sorry.
 
hippiechick99 said...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

I think this poem is good too. Maybe I'll read the book.

Check out my page please.

 
vazenitran98 said...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm
This was an amazing poem. Good job!
 
QuietChaos said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm
I showed this to my English teacher and she printed it out and used it for the whole class to look at ! Good job ! (:
 
leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm
I just finished reading the book, so it was cool reading this and recognizing the quotes :). And while the idea for this poem was cool, it could've been structured better. The flow was very, well, not flowy, and it just seemed like you were just stringing quotes from TKAM together. Also, please don't be offended by this post, because some people have before when I've given them my actually opinion. Honestly, I'm just trying to help by giving feedback other than "Wow, great poem!" like a lot o... (more »)
 
daniskate416 said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

This is GREAT! I adore To Kill a Mockingbird and I really enjoy writing found poems.

You really captured the novel's message well :)

 
kairi.kaylynThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 10:28 am
I just started reading this book. This Poem thing is really cool. I never herd about this before.
 
epicxdogcrusherx said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

what is the main idea of this poem 

RACISM,about the trail(etc..)

 
aurorairis said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Great poem! It really captures the essence of the book! One of the best books ever! Keep up the good work!

Please check out some of my poems...

 
subliminal96 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 11:44 am
Beautiful, love the book and this poem
 
Site Feedback