To Kill a Mockingbird Found Poem

July 13, 2009
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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
you rarely win,
only children weep,
the dead bury the dead,
one does not love breathing,
and there’s just one kind of 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,
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.

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M-najera666 said...
Jun. 3, 2016 at 12:58 pm
Can someone briefly explain this poem
TLA_87Eclipse said...
Jun. 1, 2016 at 10:53 am
Nicccccee :)
Nathan said...
Mar. 21, 2016 at 11:53 am
Rap Poem To Kill A Mockingbird They live in Maycomb County No they didn't start out frowny There's Jem, Dill, and Scout One day they went out Late at night When they were out of sight There was a lynch Defeated by Mr. Finch There was Calpurnia the maid That taught Scout many things like not to fade When the Robinson case broke out The Finch's had hope but their was no doubt That they would lose This was something even they couldn't choose The killing of a mockingbird Would not be heard For it wa... (more »)
Snowflake14 replied...
Nov. 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm
Wow can I use this for my English homework pz
Shanniece said...
Mar. 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm
love it!!!!!! so amazing and so original as well
Prosper said...
Feb. 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm
This helps me a lot thank you Eliza life saver had to do it for homework
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

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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 ! (:
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