! ! Something To Smile About `_;
You tell me I've changed,
I can see you are right.
Your tongue do restrain,
I do not want to fight.
Keep quiet and let me think!
Trying to figure out who I am.
Brown, blue, green, purple or pink,
Oh no, thank you mam.
Those alien words fill my ears with doubt,
Trying to find something to smile about.
Travelling wore out my shoes,
Wore out my sole.
But mother it's you I'll choose,
To save my soul.
Are you hungry?
Oh I didn't cook.
So you're angry,
Or is that how you always look?
Stop for minute and breathe,
It would make your breath more bearable.
We are of the same breed, indeed,
So I couldn't be that terrible!
Just relax and let me be,
The change that is within me.
You see me roaming in and out
Looking, and ever seeking, Ma;
A little something to smile about.
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