Below is the poem entitled TRAIN UP A CHILD which was written by poet
lwele. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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If you think physical toil is bizarre
and out of fashion,
Who will train your child?
Moses instructed the israelites to train
their children to be industrious,
and it was regarded as sin to allow youth
to grow up,unconscious of physical labour.
If a child was to be educated for holy office,
also a knowledge of practical life was neccessary!
Every youth whether his parents were rich or poor,
was allowed to learn a particular job.
If you are a parent who neglects to provide physical training,
and only concentrates on mental and spiritual training,
You have departed from the instruction of the LORD!
Proverbs 22:6;Says`Train up child in the way he should go
and when he is old,he will not depart from it.`
*special dedication to my father and mother
[mr & mrs pensulo lwele]