PANCAKES AND GHEE


Sambo bullied by controversy
His name appropriated by a culture to destroy history
To shame our ancestor's genealogy
Why use a child's name to create shame

Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with Bhenji
Free to be everything even family

 

Sambo bullied by history
Another culture steels his story
Blamed for the generations pain
His story never told the same way again
  Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with Bhaeeji
Free to be everything even community

Sambo bullied by society
So offended they grabbed pancakes for the mouths of children
Now this is where education ends and ignorance begins
Hate starts to spreads, even between friends

Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with Mataji
She is so much wiser than me

Sambo bullied by a stereotype
Worked so hard for the things he liked
A green umbrella, red shirt, blue pants with shoes to match
All the way home he would dance

Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with Dadaji
Knowing the inner strength is the way to be free

Sambo bullied from the left and right
Four tigers with black and orange strips come out to fight
He gave them all he had so he could hide
So they had a parade to show who is most fashionable

Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with khaas dost
Sharing is what life is all about

Sambo bullied by the things he felt
The Tigers fight over their own pride
As everyone fooled by their own lies
No longer is freedom yours or mine

Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with me
So many pancakes I only have three

Sambo no longer bullied by life
Turn off the outside to see the inner light
No material things can take the place of peace, love, and purity
Freedom should never be a dream

©Copyright Thomas Dooley 2018
 

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