The mystery of the Cane……….!!!!

The mystery of the Cane……….!!!!

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I have a fine bamboo cane

Mounted on my window pane

Even as a five months old babe

Kaka my daughter knows its name

 

Correction is essential for upbringing

Just like the young sprouting yam tendrils

Entwined on a stake in the farm of my granny

To ensure they survive and do not stray

 

Teach a child the way in which to go

And when he grows from it would not go

This the holy book to us made known

From Him to whom all mysteries know

 

The Igbo saying is always repeated

Correct the child with the right hand

Console the child with the left hand

A saying that I always hold dear to heart

by

Lotanna Nnoli

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