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He Throws it Away

Updated on April 16, 2020
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The child goes to

His mother where she

Was cooking and sets

His eyes on knife


He went to where

The knife was placed

And take it wanted

To be playing with it


His mother looked at

His direction, shouted at

Him to drop the

Knife when he was


Pussyfooting to drop it

His mother left what

She was doing, patiently

Collected the knife from him


Then started educating him

This is an example

Of what is called

A sharp object


Sharp objects are dangerous

Children should not play

With sharp objects because

They can be injured


By it. She asked

To know if she

Understands what she said

He nodded his head


But his mother would

Not take that for

An answer as she asks

Him to repeat what she said


In his own language,

How he understands it

The child with his

Tiny voice started saying


Sharp objects like knives

Blades, pins are dangerous

And children should not

Play with any of them


For they can be

Injured by playing with

Them. He ostentatiously re-echoed

What he has been taught


By his teachers in

The school for that

Was not how his mother

Puts it to him


His mother did not

Bother to say anything

Other than saying “that

Is my little son”.


Took the son by

The arm and left the

Kitchen for the living

Room. Tuning television to carton station


For his child to

Be watching, as she

Returns to kitchen to

Tidy up the place.

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After tidying up the

Place she entered her

Room to clean the

Place and before she’s back


The child has returned

To the kitchen again

Took the knife and

Started playing with it


While she was yet

On what she was

Doing she heard a

Sharp noise followed by his cry


She rushed out of

The room to see

What has happened to

Her little son


She could not see

Him in the living

Room and she headed

For the kitchen


Where she saw him

Crying and his index

Finger bleeding and has

Thrown the knife away


But I have told

You before that sharp

Objects are dangerous for

Children, they shouldn’t play with it


Took the knife from

The ground where he

Has thrown it and

Pulled him along


Going to the first aid

Box where she brought

Out cotton wool, spirit

And iodine to clean the wound surface


When she was applying

Those he cried loud

And hard for the pain

Then she continued talking to him


But I warned you

Before that sharp objects

Should not be played with

By children but you did not listen


Now that you have

Learnt by experience you

Know better. Will you

Go there the next time?


She asks him and

He replied by shaking

His head, “I will

Not go there again”


You should learn to

Trust your mother always

Listen to your mother

Always obey your mother


The woman said to

Him as she continues

To clean the index

Finger applying plaster and bandage


To the finger as

He continues to sob

After she finished with

The dressing of the


Finger she took him

To a couch to

Lie down while she

Go to kitchen


To do what she

Should have done before

Taken the knife and

Other sharp objects out


Of the reach of

Her son. It is

Good to educate children

But it is better to be proactive


Children will always nod

Their heads that they understand

What their parents are saying

But being on safer side is better


By taken such sharp

Objects and other dangerous

Things out of the

Reach of the children


This will save the

Parent a lot of

Things and would ensure

The safety of the children

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    • OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile imageAUTHOR

      OLUSEGUN 

      12 months ago from NIGERIA

      Eric Dierker, Thanks for reading

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great lesson in a story. Thanks.

    • OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile imageAUTHOR

      OLUSEGUN 

      12 months ago from NIGERIA

      Jamie Lee Hamann thanks for reading.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      12 months ago from Reno NV

      Why do we always forget that the knife is sharp once we become teenagers? Nice poem thank you for sharing. Jamir

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