Just a little motherless girl
living in a simpler time
running to keep up with a brother whose-
and iron will
filled her with frustration and admiration.
loved unconditionally by a father whose-
and deep wisdom
grounded and sustained her.
taught by a "different" neighbor
what it means
to "walk a mile
in another's shoes"
one dark night,
rescued her from evil.
I am Scout*
*"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.