Mark T. Pascut | 10 years old
An adaptation of excerpts of the Book of Micah into Shakespearean dialogue.
The word of the Lord that cometh to Micah of Moresheth
In the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judath
Doom to those who hast devised iniquity and hast worked evil upon their beds!
By the light of morning they dost it, because in their power ‘tis.
Why dost ye covet fields and seize them?
Ye deprive men of their home and inheritance with filthy arrogance!
‘Tis no time for judgment, ye villager.
Mind thine own way and go back to where thou dost stay.
God himself proclaimeth: ‘Tis I myself art devising doom!
Ye will no longer be able to go about arrogantly, forth it will be an evil time for ye.
‘Tis I unchangeable in mine decree.
Do not preacheth! Nay! Ye mustn’t preacheth of such things!
We have no fear. Disgrace won’t appear.
Doth not Yahweh aideth those who aid themselves?
Nay, Sir! Thou hate the good and love the evil,
‘Tis for thou to know judgment. O brother, what doth the Lord require of ye?
Dost bring justice, dost love kindness.
Dost walk humbly with God.
Well, villager, people walk with many gods. Worship freely!
But we walk with the Almighty God who is like none other
Forever and ever, we shall walk.
Mark T. Pascut, 10 years old. Homeschooled. Brunswick ME.
Mark’s favorite subject in school is Latin.