Cynthia BuhainBaello

Gold Star - 10,428 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

Teach Them Well - Poem by Cynthia BuhainBaello

Wealth never guarantees
Good character is bred
It takes much time for these
Where Discipline is led.

The young don't grow up Good
Respect implanted there
We teach them as we should
What's honest and what's fair.

We teach them Gratitude
And how to say 'thank you'
We teach them attitudes
That bless in all they do.

The young can never gain
Whatever is not taught
At Home and so attain
The virtues that we sought.

'Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will depart from it.'


A friend of mine gave his rich grandson a birthday gift in cash, the grandson did not bother to say thank you and kept watching his hockey game. Such are the young people we dread will be the adults of tomorrow.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2012

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