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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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OneGodForever32 said...
Dec. 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm
This is awesome! I've read the book, and this poem is amazing!
 
peachy37 said...
Dec. 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm
I just read this book for my English class at school. I absolutely love this poem! :)
 
Runner This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I'm really happy that you shared this with the community. I'm reading the book right now and loved your selection of phrases. Furthermore, i had never heard of a found poem. I would like to try it myself.

 

Thanks!

 
Anonymous01 said...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm
 had to read this book in 9th grade and i didnt really enjoy it, but this poem made from the books words was amazing! Awsome Job :DD
 
lovescolorguard said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm
i think this poem describes like the book does and takes little things that jem, scout, and dill through out the book
 
bruce said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 12:56 am
how this poem related to to kill a mocking bird?
 
love2run 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.
 
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!
 
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 :)
 
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 »)
 
cretalakaira 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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