But living his life was not so seamless
Ben only went to school for 1 whole year
But he wasn’t a fool and always would persevere.
From his brother’s work, he soon ran away
Learned to read, and wrote newspapers
He would soon meet Deborah, his future wife
He lived with her family and his love of his life.
Ben got curious and started inventing
His creations were unrelenting
From wood fins to lightning rods
He was not a fraud.
From a library for the public, to a fire department
He helped Philadelphia to thrive
Made bifocals for seeing close and far
Then Ben would sign the Declaration of Independence.
Look what Ben did, all by himself
Facing 2 big challenges, you couldn’t imagine yourself.
Central Middle School sixth grader Benjamin Hadley enjoys soccer and writing poetry.