Moral Transformation

by Ben Samuels, age 12
Moral Transformation Ben Samuels is an avid reader, obsessive writer, and history buff. In his free time, he has been known to enjoy a wide variety of books, ranging from Game of Thrones to The Catcher in the Rye. Known throughout his grade as a human dictionary and quiz extraordinaire, his most predominant hope is to one day open a bookstore of his own.

“He was no longer lost in space / His childhood gone at life’s behest / As he grew, a change in pace / To grow, to make money, to beat out the rest”

 

He was no longer lost in space

His childhood gone at life’s behest

As he grew, a change in pace

To grow, to make money, to beat out the rest

 

And so the chuckling cherubim

Fluffed their wings and smirked

Persevered, or so it seemed

And refused to slack, refused to shirk

 

And soon he reached the shining heights

And the suited angels stopped and stared

He had achieved his goals and reached the lights

And taken all that he once shared

 

For a fight was raging, hard and long

And a moral split between

Who is to say which one was wrong?

Simple white against alluring sheen?

 

But the fiery one emerged aloft

Blood-red trident reached overhead

Plunging into snow white wings, soft

But draining, now, and dead

 

And as the man revealed himself

Tentatively, unsure, uncertain

Locked the loser in a shelf

Hid behind sanguine curtains

 

But the cherubim all simply smiled

Luscious wings began to shrink, gnarly horns began to rise

Anger rubbed off caution, corrupted and wild

All had made the transformation, and each one dropped their guise

 

1 Comment

  • Sandra Samuels says:

    Poetry engages one’s aesthetic appreciation
    And exercises the agility of ones mind, and
    When it is really tops it makes one think
    About justice.
    Ben has written a most beautiful
    Poem, which makes the reader think about
    The meaning of life. I will read it many
    Times and look forward to more soon!

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