Shanika marini Paul


Spare He Rod - Poem by Shanika marini Paul

Spare The Rod O Advice!

He stole a thousand rupees one day,
Just at nine and hid in bay,
His father who was soon warned,
Saved the rod to void no storm

The only words he said In vein;
Was is my son alright?
Ah! But tis the father to blame
For he had a light to stop the strain!

He grew up now stealing a game!
Lying, deceit all a gain,
Tis but a waste for he did frown,
And pondered upon the circus clown.

Ay! Tis but a fools shame
Never will he learn the pain,
OF another man’s drain of fortune’s loss
Nai! Nai! He’s not to blame, ,
For he was just a part of the game









Copy rights: Teacher Shanika Paul
Grad ALLI U/graduate BA English(OUSL) , ADIE(UK) , ACIE(OUSL) , DIP; AMI/PSY(CAMBRIDGE) Trained Teacher(IMSD)

Topic(s) of this poem: lessons of life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The folly of parenting

Comments about Spare He Rod by Shanika marini Paul

  • Aliyyu Umar Abubakar (11/14/2015 1:23:00 PM)


    Truly, '.. He was just a part of the game.' If only parents, especially ours, can heed your words of wisdom. Shanika thanks for sharing your invaluable thoughts. (Report) Reply

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  • Shanika Paul Paul (11/3/2015 12:48:00 PM)


    i do not applaud physical or mental punishment but for parents to guide their young ones through example.I am a mother and teacher (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/3/2015 10:14:00 AM)


    Wonderful advice to every single parent, who would want bring up the child not waning to go off the track. Nicely worded and rhymed too. Thank you Shanika for the inspiring poem. (Report) Reply

    Shanika Paul Paul Shanika Paul Paul (11/3/2015 12:45:00 PM)

    Thank you poet jayatissa fr your comment please read my other poem when free

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015



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