The Irony of Non-Violence…

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“This hurts me worse than it hurts you,”
Said she, grabbing his little arm.

“But this is something I must do,
To prevent you from doing harm.”

“Never resort to violence.
There is always a better way,”
Mother said with great vehemence.
“For those who do must always pay.”

“Child, never ever hit someone.
No kicking, biting or pinching.
Lest you wind up in a dungeon ~
It could even end with lynching!”

Then she laid him across her lap,
As with her right hand, she did whack
With a loud and thunderous clap!
“Son, vow never again to smack!”

 © 2014
Cheryl A. Showers

Image Credit: Velvet Verbosity

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Velvet Verbosity

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4 responses to “The Irony of Non-Violence…

  1. Painful, necessary or both depending on the person. Always a difficult decision no matter what.

    • Amen Deb. You’re exactly right… As a parent, we just do the best we can, and pray, pray, pray for wisdom and lots of grace. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

      God bless you,
      Cheryl

    • Yes – some of the things we parents and grandparents do are utterly ridiculous. I’m not against corporal punishment, provided someone doesn’t hit a child when he/she is still angry. And, if you’re truly trying to teach your children not to hit, bite, shout, etc., then make sure you’re setting the example for them to follow. Sadly, we all fall short of being the perfect parents. Perhaps that’s why we need God’s grace when raising children. Otherwise, we could really mess them up for life… What do you think?

      Thanks for reading and commenting. It really blesses me to hear how others feel about what I’ve written.

      God bless you,
      Cheryl

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