When I Was A Child

When I was a child

I used to believe

In the goodness

Of humanity

And man.

 

 

I thought everyone

Was like me

Loving good

And hating evil

With a passion.

 

Then, along the way

as I grew up

I noticed that man was perverted – even kids

As they ganged up

And bullied the innocent.

I noticed that some kids

Derived pleasure in

Hurting their peers.

 

I used to believe

In purity

Until I saw wickedness

All around me

And men exploited each other

For ungodly gains

And pleasure.

They tore each other apart

Feeding on one another

Like voracious animals.

Then one hot afternoon

In July, I stared into the

Blazing sun and I said to myself

Surely,

‘Some men are wild animals in

Human skin?’

 

Then I decided to transform

Into the greatest beast of all

To destroy all my attackers

And erase the wicked.

 

Then I heard a soft gentle voice

Speak softly into my soul

‘Don’t do it my child,

You were created good

And pure,

And your good heart

Has been a snare to you.

However, you must remain

Pure and good

Leave judgement and revenge to me

Because,

I am the destroyer

Of the wicked.’

 

Then I resolved firmly within me

To keep believing in goodness

And purity

And never give up

Because there is

A God in Heaven

Who is the judge

Of all mankind.

He is also a rewarder

Of those who diligently seek Him.

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