I am from doll of dough,
From play of dust to never ending soccer.
I am from the heat of burning wood and sound of running water
From smell of natural flowers and scents.
I am from teachings of lord Buddha.
Which gave new meaning to life
I am from the gift of New Year and 10 rupees from relatives
From love of mother and teasing of uncle.
I am from generosity and honesty
And from compassionate and hardworking family.
I am from please have some more and respect your elders
And care for youngster
I am from never give up, cause everything going to be alright.
I am from snow and one who lost his country to some other.
Softness of barely and warmth of butter tea.
From the sacrifices and hard work of my beloved father.
The invasion of fatherland.
I am from stories of my parents struggle as refuge.
I am from the memories and kind gestures of my mom, “did you eat something?”
To the heartfelt stories from my grandpa that lie within me.
By Tenzin Yangser