Masereka Amos


A Child Is Born


A CHILD is born, a robber is born, a destroyer
Where shall we shelter him
What shall we put out of sight from him
What shall we instruct him
Man is what he chooses to be
A child should train good morals
Children will learn by mitigation
Use good words in their presence
Practice love
Let him watch and learn
A child born is trained good morals
And when he is a man he makes a choice
What he says he has heard it home
As you do for your ancestors
Your children will do for you
Give child wisdom
Use good words in their presence
Give them what they ought to have
Teach them love
Demonstrate to them love
Put into practice love
A child should train good morals
A child brought up where there is always dancing
Cannot fail to dance

Submitted: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 12,184 Points Ramesh Rai (7/23/2013 2:47:00 AM)

    A child should train good morals
    A child brought up where there is always dancing
    Cannot fail to dance
    beautiful write (Report) Reply

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