Saturday, June 12, 2010

Poems

In my poems I chose to relate all of them to the theme of racism and individualism. I chose to do this because the book I read, To Kill a Mockingbird, had both of these themes in it. For instance when Scout is constantly told to be more "lady like", she doesn't listen and continues acting as a kid having a good time. For the theme of racism when Tom Robinson is convicted even though is clear he's innocent, but because he's black he won't be proved innocent.

Bio Poem

Atticus…
Old, wise, caring, protective.
Father of Jem and Scout, Brother of Alexandra and Jack, Lawyer of Tom Robinson.
He loves reading, his children, and protecting those who are in need.
Happiness, loss, responsibility, and sadness.
His children being harmed, not being able to defend for his client, and the fear of letting his children down.
He made his children proud, stood up for what he believed in despite resistance, and showed his children to be themselves no matter what.
Racial equality, justice for the innocent.
Maycomb, Alabama
…Finch

Ballad

Small southern towns have their share of dark secrets,
On the outside peaceful living is all that can be seen,
Boo Radley shuts his door and his life to all in the town,
Atticus hides behind his smiling face and reputation,

Jean Louise should be wearing dresses and acting like a lady,
But Scout loves her life as a “tomboy”,
Aunt Alexandra wants Atticus to show her what it means to be a young lady,
But Atticus loves his little girl and her spunk,

Scout is introduced into the ranks of school,
Although she loves to read she is told to wait for the class to catch up,
With these reins on her,
School is the last place she wants to be,

Mockingbirds bring sweet music and smiles to its audience,
Killing a mockingbird is akin to shooting a close friend,
Boo Radley is the unheard and unseen mockingbird,
He lives to be alone but desires to help the wounded,

Tom Robinson is wrongly accused of a terrible deed,
This quiet small town is starting to show its secrets,
Innocent like the mockingbird,
He is hunted with no defense,

When the mockingbird is caged he will do anything to sing its song of freedom,
Tom tried to run and sing his song of innocence,
While he freed his cage,
The mockingbird is killed but the secrets live on.

Ode

The Dying Tree

Its knot mysterious,
Its contents desirable,
It fills with gifts for my taking,
First with chewing gum,
Its last with a watch,
My letter to my tree never delivered,
For when I decide to show my appreciation,
My mysterious knot is gone,
Cemented over to keep my tree alive,
My tree has been taken away,
Its gifts my only memories,
Its mystery never solved,
My desire never quenched,
My dying tree will always live inside me.

Free Poem

Man versus morals
Only a few know their secrets
Choosing the truth is seldom easy
Knowing the truth can be a burden
Individualism at any age is a struggle
Nothing is worth more than being you
Good is always supposed to conquer evil
But in life evil is seldom defeated
Indifference can be a death sentence
Right or wrong ignoring the truth can kill
Death of the mockingbird brings no joy

Found Poem
p. 100 paragraph 2

Boo Radley, mad dogs and other terrors have been survived. To stop at Miss Rachael’s was cowardly Jem concluded. The post office corner was where we must run each evening to meet Atticus; going by Mrs. Dubose each time Jem decreed. Countless times Jem could be found furious at her remarks.

40 comments:

  1. the people who wrote these need to move out of ther moms house and get a life

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    1. Umh whoever you are, this person is a great poet and you're the one that needs to get a life. These people can go a long way writing like this and who are you to be talking? You're just having this lame ignorant comment and if you didn't like these poems then you could have just got off the page. Cheers to making yourself look like a fool.

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  2. really great.. ure really artistic... i applaud u...

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    1. Such spelling
      Much grammar

      Wow!

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  3. how embarrasing

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  4. This is comparable to the works of Edgar Allan Poe! I am so disappointed how little exposure and appreciation these poems have received. No wonder people are leaving bad comments, these are far too intellectually advanced and creative for ignorant people who would read something unsuited to their tastes just to comment negatively and pointlessly on it.

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  5. THAT ACROSTIC POEM IS AMAZING!!!

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  6. Whoever wrote "the people who wrote these need to move out of ther moms house and get a life" is a real jerk because these poems are awesome. And how do you know they live with their mom? These are awesome. Good job.

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    1. go fuck yourself in the ass you pussy

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    2. My Name is Parker Frietag if you want to talk about this you can contact me at 801-598-4226

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  7. well a some these comments are harsh- the people who said them are probably just jealous cause they can barely string a sentence together

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  8. person who said its like edgar allan poe is just and idiot who thinnk there an artist or somthing and smart these poems are ok but not anywhere near edgar allan poe so shutup

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    1. Says the person with the grammar of a 5th grader.

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  9. Man versus morals
    Only a few know their secrets
    Choosing the truth is seldom easy
    Knowing the truth can be a burden
    Individualism at any age is a struggle
    Nothing is worth more than being you
    Good is always supposed to conquer evil
    But in life evil is seldom defeated
    Indifference can be a death sentence
    Right or wrong ignoring the truth can kill
    Death of the mockingbird brings no joy

    WHat does this poem Mean exactly?

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  10. It's talking about the trial Of Tom Robinson who in the book is used as the figure of the symbol The Mockingbird. Both are innoncent creatures who have done nothing but create beautiful music or work for us to enjoy, hence Atticus saying "It is a sin to kill a Mockingbird."

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  11. Very good poems! Really helped me on how to write mine. (:

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  12. Whoever wrote "the people who wrote these need to move out of ther moms house and get a life" is a real jerk because these poems are awesome. And how do you know they live with their mom? These are awesome. Good job.

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  13. u all are way to much into this

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  14. Get a job and stop giving blow jobs

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    1. aww im getting wet after seeing this comment ;P

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  15. fuck all of you all 666 all hail Satan bitches

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  16. Whoever said "fuck all of you 666 all hail Satan bitches" probably gets laid once a day

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  17. guys chill you sniffers

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  18. wow people are pathetic. are you seriously saying for these people who made poems to get a job? you know how much poetry is? its a priceless work of art that you dont know jack shit about. and really? all hail satan? i think someone is emo... thats giving humanity a disgrace to its name.

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  19. LOLOLOLLLLLL I am worshipping whoever said : fuck all of you all hail satan bitches HAAAHAHAHAA

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  20. You're a great poet and your work has helped me a lot on mine. Don't listen to these dumb asses that wouldn't know poetry if it slapped them in the face.

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  21. Don't you guys have something better to do?

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  22. wasnt such a bad poem. It was pretty good though... i could do much much better :) whooo

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  23. seriously you guys need to stop saying stupid ass shit about this guys poetry! i totally agree with the guy who said that all hail satin is a disgrace, really that is a disgrace to all of human nature and everything everyone is as a human being i mean who the hell says that kind of shit??? great job keep doing what you are doing with these poems. it is entertaning to see you guys throw lame ass punches at eachother though. hahahahaha

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  24. why say bad silly word to state a point. say Holly cow fish, stick poop a noodle, or fudge nuggets instead.

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    1. what the fuck? stick a poop a noodle in your asshole

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  25. FUCK BITCHES GET MONEY

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    1. i bet you're in 6th grade

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  26. Well i think quote unquote " these people need to get a life and move out of there basements" i really agree with this

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  27. I'm actually surprised that anyone reads the comments before their own.

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    1. i love the poem dying tree because its my favorite and it talks about the tree in to kill a mockingbird

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