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Sweet Innocence

August 25, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

You could never find so much innocence
In a town that presents so much racism
In a town that presents so much hatred
A town where little girls and maturing boys
Learn the truth beyond and before present generation
Learn the truth about themselves and those surrounding.

Where could so much innocence be found
In a place that passes prejudices and judgements?
A place so biased with no equality

Just where could something so precious be found
Take a look into a house that has been
Closed up tight for more than thirty years
The house that has been harboring the
Mysterious, unpredictable, Boo Radley
There you find innocence

You could even look into a county court house
Where a colored man (with mind and manners)
Is tried and proven guilty so unjustly
Against the superior white nationality
Not even given the right of equality
There is sweet innocence

But little do they know
With the case of a colored man
Convicted of a crime never committed
With the case of the mysterious man
Being bothered and tormented

As the wise, yet mellow Atticus states:
"It's a sin to kill a mockingbird".

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem for a project I had to do recently in my Lit/Comp class. I wrote it to cover a theme or characters in the famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. This was a great book!

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This article has 3 comments.

Sarah said...
on Jul. 21 2010 at 5:31 pm
Good! Keep it up!

on Jan. 11 2010 at 8:19 pm
bookhugger14 SILVER, Delta, Ohio
7 articles 1 photo 32 comments
LOVE IT!! well done here! the emotion and descriptions were perfection!

tbkeleli said...
on Jan. 1 2010 at 5:14 pm
great work.