Thomas J. Dooley

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 culter steels his story

Blamed for the generations paine

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

 

 

Comments1

  • Poetic Dan

    Wow and wow again, even had to turn down the music as I got sucked in! Ending with a blow that I am my dream, thank you Mr in between.

    Much peace and respect



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