National Poetry Month (7/30): To Kill a Mockingbird in 5-7-5

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This book is about
Scout  and Jem learning that good
Can beat evil’s ass.


Don’t ever dress up
As a ham in your school play.
You can’t see bad guys!

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(Participate in National Poetry Month! Add your own haiku in the comments, and I’ll post my favorite reader contributions in May!)

6 Responses to “National Poetry Month (7/30): To Kill a Mockingbird in 5-7-5”

  1. RogerBW Says:

    Good lawyer, smart kids,
    Integrity. No wonder
    So many hate it.

  2. Jessie Says:

    I want to name a
    boy Atticus Finch [Last Name].
    Some big shoes to fill.

  3. megwood Says:

    I always wanted
    A daughter I could name Scout.
    She’d be a tom-boy.

  4. Kerri Says:

    The scene with Boo at
    the end always makes me cry;
    Tom in jail, even more.

    • Kerri Says:

      Apparently I can’t count syllables in the wee hours of the morning. Change that last line to “jail scene: even more.”

  5. Liz Says:

    A wonderful book!
    Why did Lee only write one?
    Truman Capote????

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