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A Caged Mockingjay

Poem by: Eliza Herin

Summary

This is a poem based on the book Mockingjay in The Hunger Games trilogy.
SPOILER ALERT!(kind of): I wanted to capture Katniss' confusion and despair in the beginning to middle of the book as she grapples with her role as a mockingjay and feels trapped and hopeless as to how she can help.

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Submitted: May 20, 2012

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Submitted: May 20, 2012

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Happiness. A luxury of the wealthy.

Hope. A delusion. A wisp of smoke.

Heartache. A plague. A disease I spread.

I bring death with arrows and fire.

I bring pain to the arms who held me strong.

Hoping for happiness, aching for justice

but flames cannot burn on a bed of Snow.

Mockingjay trapped in a magic act

only living to return to its cage.

On display, igniting the fire

which burns both those I love and hate.

Will this end? Or will the tragedy consume me

For games played with fire and ice

are deadly just the same.

 

 


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A Caged Mockingjay A Caged Mockingjay

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Status: Finished

Genre: Poetry

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Summary

This is a poem based on the book Mockingjay in The Hunger Games trilogy.
SPOILER ALERT!(kind of): I wanted to capture Katniss' confusion and despair in the beginning to middle of the book as she grapples with her role as a mockingjay and feels trapped and hopeless as to how she can help.

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