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


‘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


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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  1. oyide says:

    Lovely poem.

    Yes. God Himself will judge the wicked! It is Romans 12:19, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

    God bless you for this.

    • laurabon says:

      Thank you so much for the encouraging comment. So true, Romans 12.19 speaks clearly on the topic of vengeance. Vengeance is His. Blessings πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ˜Š.

  2. carlos SP says:

    Beautiful poem!
    Thank you, Laura, for opening for comments!

  3. mistimaan says:

    Very well written πŸ™‚

  4. Laura Bennet says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope you found something you liked there. This is a lovely poem. I’ve been learning this year that God is my defender and vindicator so I can rest in peace and allow people room to grow. God’s got us all covered by his blood and will handle those who choose to reject his loving sacrifice and grace.

    • laurabon says:

      Thanks for the lovely comment. I’m glad we are connected. You are so right. God is our defender and vindicator so we must rest in Him and allow people to grow. Blessings πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

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