In today’s day, slapping a child is unacceptable and in certain parts of the world your child has the power to complain to the police against you for physical abuse. Luckily, back when i was a kid, the mentality was more that of “spare the rod and spoil the child” and i can safely say, it was that way for generations before me.
She was less than 10 years old,
She was up to some mischief that particular day
What did not help was that she always carried
A mischievous grin on her face.
That’s just the expression she carried
Her personality was nothing like it
She was calm & demure at 10.
She was also a stubborn kid, bullish in her ways
If she couldn’t be convinced with logic
She wouldn’t be convinced at all.
This was just one of those days
Her mother, couldn’t fight the logic battle
She sought he husband’s help
In getting this obstinate little girl
To mend her ways.
For the first time,
her father decided to give her one tight slap.
The little girl couldn’t fathom
What called for a punishment of this sort.
Once again, her logical self
This time, demanded an explanation
The father, thought about it
and realized he had no reason to have used force on the little one
She crawled under the table to weep silently
He on the other hand
Sat on the couch
Dealing with his own conscience punishing him
For slapping his little daughter with little forethought
This post has been inspired by: The Daily Prompt: Punishment