Chico, the Good Samaritan - Larry Nickel

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Chico, the good Samaritan - he took the road to Jericho

under his big sombrero

riding on his little donkey, San Pedro.


Chico was a victim of racial hatred

no-one from the countryside liked him at all

Yet he was kind and gentle, forgiving of his neighbor;

he showed mercy -

he knew the way to love his fellow man.


Meanwhile, farther down the road

a poor man, with a heavy load

was ambushed by some bad banditos

who beat him and kicked him and took all he had.

Then they left him for dead

in the middle of Jericho Road.


Along came a priest, a holy Joe -

he saw the broken man - lie groaning on the road.

“Get out of my way because I’m going to pray!”

What wrong with this picture?

He passed on by the other side.


Doesn’t anyone know how to live by the golden rule?

“Do unto your neighbor as you would have him do to you.”


Along came a guy from the local tribe

who took a lot of pride in doing everything right.

He shielded his eyes from the unbearable sight.

What wrong with this picture?

He passed on by the other side.


Doesn’t anyone know how to live by the golden rule?

“Do unto your neighbor as you would have him do to you.”


Circling up in the heaven, vultures spotted carrion.

“Oh fellas, it’s time for din-din!”

Chico saw the birds and knew that something was wrong!


Flailing, poor donkey, Pedro

quickly to the rescue, Chico did go

He fell down by the poor amigo

“What happened? You’re bleeding! Who did this to you?

I will bind up your wound. I will find you a room.

You can stay until you’re feeling much better.”


Doesn’t anyone know how to live by the golden rule?

“Do unto your neighbor as you would have him do to you.”


Chico was a victim of racial hatred

no-one from the countryside liked him at all

Yet he was kind and gentle, forgiving of his neighbor;

he showed mercy -

he knew the way to love his fellow man.


cha cha


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