The coming of a child to the world

Doesn’t happen spontaneously

But by what can be likened

To an invitation sent by parents

Through mating/intercourse

Or other modern methods of reproduction

No child can come to the world without parent(s)

The parent(s) who invited a child to the world

Suppose to have prepared or get ready

To take care of their child

Whenever the newborn arrives

Preparations done before childbirth

Give a newborn a good beginning

Parents must invest time and energy

To take care of their offspring

Nutritious food, good clothes, medical treatment,

Love, care and affection done by parents

Maintain and increase the child’s fitness

And in a situation whereby

There is no parent to take care of a child

Probably due to the death of parents

Or any unforeseen circumstances

Let those who are well-to-do,

The NGOs or organised body

Take up responsibilities

By providing necessary assistances

A child that grows up

Without proper care and monitoring

Without quality formal education

Or learning a trade

May become a hoodlum/gangster

Who would become a threat to the society

All the people in a community

Should feel concerned about

The welfare and future of every child

Because an untrained child

Who doesn’t have means to get their daily bread

Will definitely engage in illicit acts to survive

The whole society will pay for it

Providing quality education cum proper nurturance to a child

Build a brighter future for a society in the long run

Child abandonment decelerates

Social and economic development

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Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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