by Daniel B. , Grade 12, The Lawrenceville School, Plainsboro, NJ USA
Teacher: Ms. Ray

Recklessness … the Mischievous Demon of the Soul

The Darkness of the Light

The Yang to the Yin

The Chaos to the Peace

The Insanity to the Sanity

The Wild Blatant Disorder to the Order

It calls to me

It speaks to me

Its Spawns of Temptation creep up from the hidden corners of my pure soul

It taints my blood

It oozes along through my veins

I feel it now

Circling back to the center of my brain

The oozing recklessness reminds me to act on my first intent

To think less

The oozing recklessness seeps out the pores of my skin

It reappears as more than just ooze

It’s a fragrant fuel

The tantalizing smell of the recklessness

Cries for freedom of the impulses

I breathe it now

The fuel ignited by my inhale

Envelops me in a bright flame

The Flame of Desire

And it burns

Oh it burns

And I can’t extinguish these flames of desire with a sense of right and wrong

Because deep down inside I admire the flames

I bathe in them

 Comforted from the warmth of impulse

Excited to explore the fiery joy of doing things with no thought

And no care in the world

My eyes light up with a sinister flame

I see it now

In this endeavor, the burning rites of passage

I’ve turned into the fiery, inconsiderate beast, the reckless savage

Haters’ and peoples’ opinions burned, reduced to ashes

From ashes to dust, bring out the dustpans and trashes

Be careful, because if you tempt me with your disrespectful habits

I might burn you down

And in that case you might need a casket

I would offer my apologies, my condolences for the deaths but I’m compromised

By the fiery reckless savage and the reckless savage doesn’t apologize

I’m a fiery storm. A hail of fire through the streets. I’m on a rampage

The flames are so raw and uncontrollable, watch what you say because I might burn into rage

Because I’m reckless

I ride solo, no guest list

 I put people in check, check that off the savage’s checklist

 I’m reckless

By any means necessary, I pass my tests

For desired success

 Shooting anything down in my way, tell people to start wearing bulletproof vests

Because Im reckless

No laws, No rules, A matter of fact whats text

I live by visuals, Whatever I see I get next

Because I’m reckless

Disobedient, inadherent to the ideals of world order

On the contrary, I value world order

Because I take what I want in the world in my own order

Because I’m reckless

Sometimes I’m mean, cocky, belligerent, selective

Your actions are ineffective

Because I only care about my own perspective

Because I’m reckless




Sometimes Furious

My tactics and strategies are so called delirious

I’m Thoughtless

Like to think that my Actions are Flawless

Never Cautious

And if I was that would make me kind of nauseous

I’m reckless

Respect less

Act more, and talk less

Blissfully clueless

I’m a wild boy

Hated more, admired less

Because I’m reckless

Totally reckless

Inappropriately Reckless

Completely, dishonorably reckless

No shame in my game, the best of the reckless

I’m reckless

Joyously Reckless

Happily Reckless

Prideful and Boastfully Reckless





Because sometimes there is nothing wrong with coloring outside the lines

In order to illustrate a good point

Nothing wrong with acting outside the rules for pleasure

Unfavorable, Satisfying Pleasure

But here Fear lingers

Fear of the Dissipating Recklessness

Fear of the inevitable Consequences

Fear of the Punishments and Repercussions etched in Stone

Fear of The End

It’s a risky, dangerous tool recklessness

It can overcome you

 It can overpower you

Will it?

Or will the reckless fire of desire be extinguished

Time after time again by the inherited powers of wisdom

If it does take out the flames

I bet I’ll still feel it as I rock in my rocking chair

The drops of recklessness flowing in my system

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