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Spare the Rod and Fail the Child.
by NORMAN N TEWARIE

Sunday, January 14, 2007
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Discipline is necessary at home and in schools.




SPARE the ROD and FAIL the CHILD


When I was growing up

Although maybe I hadn't enough love

I think I grew up straight

Studied and prayed to the one above

And I turned out ok, mate


When I was growing up

There was a real community spirit

You could be thrashed by your elders

If you swear or misbehave you get it

And you respect all your teachers


And as l was grew up

After hours I did not stray

I had to be at home at a certain time

And my parents had the say

For my upbringing, prose and rhyme


As a student I had home-work

And it was done every night

Not for the teacher or class

But because it was alright

And all my exams I did pass


At home if I did wrong

I was punished, not brutally

But I knew my place respectfully

I had to obey all the laws


At school it was the same

The rod or cane was always there

To keep you in line for what you did

The rod was not spared but feared

And everything worked out splendid


Today kids are spared of the rod

There are so many regulations and rules

And what we have, drugs, condoms, guns

Violence and sex amidst all schedules

An atmosphere I donít want for my sons


I became a better citizen

l respect other people's property

I know the integral pride of worth

Developed morals, ethics and decency

For hard work, and I donít feel hurt

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Reviewed by J M 1/14/2007
These are ways that are good. Thanks for sharing yes the youth now have very little respect. Good meter and flow in your verses.

light & peace,
Joselyn
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