Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Little Girl

Little Girl

Just a little motherless girl
living in a simpler time

running to keep up with a brother whose-
brilliance
courage
unflinching loyalty
and iron will
filled her with frustration and admiration.

loved unconditionally by a father whose-
gentleness
humility
absolute integrity
and deep wisdom
grounded and sustained her.

taught by a "different" neighbor
what it means
to "walk a mile
in another's shoes"
and who,
one dark night,
rescued her from evil.

I am Scout*


Blessings,
Linda

*"To Kill A Mockingbird" Harper Lee

This is my contribution to the R.A.P. at L.L. Barkat's blog.

Random Acts of Poetry Prompt:
Choose a character from a book— children's, grownup's, matters not. Write a poem to, from, or just about the character.

14 comments:

  1. Great poem Linda
    made me want to read the book again
    it has been soooo long
    How can I expect to win on Pioneer Woman (thousands of comments)
    when I couldn't even get picked here with a decent amount of comments (o:

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  2. I love it. I too must read it again.

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  3. i like the poem, even though i have not read the book.

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  4. This left me breathless, Linda.

    I think it was this part:

    taught by a "different" neighbor

    but mostly this part:

    Just a little motherless girl

    because I felt Scout's lack of mother in both.

    So very lovely.

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  5. Thank you Linda! I am blessed to call you friend.

    hugs,
    Teena

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  6. beautiful Linda !
    I was so surprised by the different voice.

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  7. Wow! What an amazing poem! "absolute integrity" I saw my dad right there.

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  8. Poetry is such a wonderful gift...
    wrapped in words~
    Thank you for the treat, Linda~

    take care dear ♥
    ~Maria

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  9. Amazing, Linda! Truly... your gift for words astounds (and blesses) me. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us!

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  10. Love the idea of this. And that character. And that book!

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  11. "and who, one dark night"

    those are the kind of words that always set up my soul, ready for a rescue or a loss.

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  12. What an amazing poem! You write so beautifully. I loved this book, and the movie was one of the best I've ever seen. It's a timeless, beautiful story.

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  13. Your poems are always beautiful, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Love & peace,
    Iris

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