(who came to Tanzania and “roughed it” with her daughter’s family, much like the journey she made 45 years ago to Colombia)
Off you go in the big blue jets
Back to the land of the clean toi-lets!
Here in Arusha, I will stay
With Kili, Meru and the Serenget-ay
To be sure, Mama & Daddy you helped so much
With cooking, dishes, backseat driving and such
But let’s not forget the good times we had
And how you came to
You kept me company on the bumpy roads we did travel
To market, on safari, the cafes – it was always a battle!
Many an hour you spent reading books and playing solitaire -
On computer or by hand - you didn’t care.
And we can’t forget the gigantic avocados on which we did feast
But, oy vey, you’ll have to avoid them for the next few weeks!
I’m onto you Nana, that hearing thing is just a ruse
So Mama & Daddy would let you snooze
Through all my crying, grunting & passing gas
You would only hear me when I smile or laugh.
In only 6 weeks, many a person you did endear
And meeting so many nice families you learned there was nothing to fear
About life in Arusha and how we’ll cope
You can rest assure that we’ll stay afloat.
So, Shikamoo Nana and
Come back to Arusha, dontcha wanna?