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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
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.



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bruce said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 12:56 am:
how this poem related to to kill a mocking bird?
 
love2runThis 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. replied...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 7:57 pm :
it's a found poem... which means she took a paragraph or such from the book, and then turned it into poetry.
 
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Jennaaa This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm:
I love To Kill A Mockingbird... it's one of my favorite books, with all of my favorite quotes. This is very well done!
 
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Hay_Wire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2009 at 1:59 am:
wow .that was really, really good. i looked and thats all your work i could find.. please post more :)
 
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SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2009 at 12:09 am:
Love it. That is my favorite book, and I have the "majority rule" quote up on my bedroom wall. I'll have to try one of these.
 
nathan s replied...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm :
need to write this for a class. Comments and suggestions would be appreciated. * is quote key because my keyboard is broken.

The was a sound when I walked in the woods,
A mockingbird singing as best as it could.

I had been told it was a sin to kill one,
So I killed it to prove what I did could be done.

Another bird swooped down and spoke to me,
It said *How could you kill such a creature with glee?

All that bird did was make music for yo... (more »)
 
cretalakairaThis 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. replied...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm :
i really like it. just remember that you don't need to rhyme to write a beautiful poem. good one though!
 
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