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-
unflinching loyalty
and iron will
filled her with frustration and admiration.

loved unconditionally by a father whose-
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*


*"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.


grammy said...

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:

Dawn said...

I love it. I too must read it again.

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

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.

Teena said...

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


Unknown said...

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

Deidra said...

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

Maria said...

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

take care dear ♥

Heather said...

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

Bev said...

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

L.L. Barkat said...

"and who, one dark night"

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

S. Etole said...

really, really like this ...

Kerri said...

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.

eph2810 said...

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

Love & peace,