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The Sin of Innocence

November 30, 2014
By maelstrom14 GOLD, Oak Habor, Washington
maelstrom14 GOLD, Oak Habor, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments...etc

He sees his son about to shoot
And takes the gun from his hands
Placing it gently on the ground
He inhales a deep breathe looking around


The father places a hand on his boy’s shoulder
And looks him in the eye
He adjusts his glasses remembering the last time he cried
Wishing the boy’s mother was by his side


“Son,” he pauses gathering his thoughts
“Look there”
He points towards the sky
At a blue jay floating by


“Blue jays you can kill, kill them all you would like.
But see the mocking bird
So frail and thin
To kill a mocking bird is a sin.”


“Why?” The young boy questions
Looking at his father
He is young and confused
Unable to see that the mocking bird is being used


“You see my son,
The mocking bird is different
Than the blue jay
It doesn’t need to get its way”


“But father, they both fly the same.”
“Yes they do son.” The father turns away
Leaving a confused look on his boy’s face
The boy doesn’t understand the difference between innocence and grace

The author's comments:

To Kill a Mockingbird

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-Mavis- BRONZE said...
on Dec. 6 2014 at 12:43 am
-Mavis- BRONZE, Hilo, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"pretty words are worth being cynical over, for they are just baits to be caught in the moment." -mavi

"What exactly would change if I cried, wanted revenge, was consumed by hatred, or went insane with rage?" -Yoshino

"I am your shadow. Worry not for if your light is dim, I will become darker so that you can become more defined.“ -mavi

"We create beautiful things to mask what we destroyed in order to create such.” -mavi

I dont get it :c