The goat mate


Let’s discuss this cause
of parental hatred that
dismantles these mantles
of love from a child like hay thread.

It’s not good to spare the rod,
but when we have a spare rod,
the rod becomes a spear;
piercing them away
From their parents to their peers
out of pierced pressure.

Chiding a child is essential;
for if her father were farther
to the rod and no chide in place,
the child shall soon raise an arm
against her father’s will to shake spear.

Ye African Parents!
Wheel thy child’s arm,
come forth with the rod
and comfort them thereafter.

Don’t take chiding too serious
such that you charm her
with fear like a charmer.

All that kills isn’t death,
but all death kills.
You won’t kill the ill;
you’ll only be a killer that killed her.

Hence, choose the right rods for chiding.
Nonetheless, fail to abuse the rod!

Albeit, let them know that which is necessary.
Maturity begins with clarity
and Adulthood from childhood.

Ye African Bishops of the rod!
Let not thine house be a bee shop
that stingeth and leaves stigma thereafter,
but if thou must sting,
sting and let thy venom heal them.

The goat mate
About Flourish Joshua 29 Articles
*BIOGRAPHY* Flourish Joshua, a.k.a FJSpeaks, an African Writer and Poet, was born on the 24th day of August in the late 19s. He hails from Adavi Local Government, in Kogi State, but was born in Kaduna and bred in Lagos. His hands founded Poetry at age 12 and he had been doing it with all his might. He bagged his School Cert. from Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun State. Where he was a page Poetry god and Lord of Literature. He has written over 500 reasonably professional Poems, (published and Unpublished) 10 Novels and 100s of short stories. On the 23rd day of Sept., He won the 3rd Prize at the 7th NGOZI AGBO Essay Competition hosted by the Prestigious University of Lagos. He is presently a writer for the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide. Most of his Poems, published and unpublished, cuts across real life happenings, satirizes Governmental eerieness and deals with real life trends. His award winning Poems *"CHIDE ABUSE"* and *"ADISA'S JEWEL"* are spreading like wildfire, recently being published in the Yaba College of Technology's Anniversary Magazine. His Poems are currently being read by over five thousand people weekly in the Weekly publication of an International Organization. His works has been highly recognised by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and other National and International dignitaries... He was recently appointed as one of the short story writers for TVC children show aired twice every week. Flourish Joshua is single as as the time this Biography was written. He is also a Singer, playwright, Dramatist, Song Writer and an Acoustic Lead Guitarist. The multi-talented young man aims for the mastery of his pen and to be widely read across the globe; changing and transforming lives through his writings as a life wire. 🍃 You can find Flourish Joshua on FB: IG: Twitter:

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