On my way to work, Whenever I pass through The Holy Trinity church, After a brief prayer, The tombstone of a martyr My eyes never fail to search As his eulogies sensitive cords Are sure to touch!
I admire The tombstone’s design A flickering torch, Whose tongue Is the martyr ’s statue, That talks loud his virtue!
“Holy Trinity Till I crossed the river of death Allegedly, striped of my health, Poisoned by evil doers, Who hanker By unfair means To amass wealth, I had been A public servant Adherent to my faith! ”
“Holy Trinity To abide by Your commandment- Don’t steal- Was my desire Also to pull out millions From poverty’s quagmire.
Across the board development, Working better than one’s best, Efficient resource utilization Also drew my attention! ”
“Holy Trinity A generation To corruption averse Is all-out The bad scenario In my country To reverse. A generation for A developmental thrust That has lust.
I have come to understand The coming up of Many a lass and lad, Whose rights that demand I need no more reward, When in front of you This way I stand Justice to demand! ”
Children of Oromia, Ethiopia’s elephantine branch, You have to detach Your state, your country From the impudent And the corrupt That still exercise The outmoded Colonizers’ Divide and rule As a fool .
A corruption fighter Development’s workforce Is also a hero Like Ethiopia’s Valorous and dear sons Balcha Abanefso Geresu Duke,Abdisa Aga And Jagama Kelo.
Children of Oromia Giving to divisive guys A deaf ear, You should hold your Country Ethiopia, A cradle of mankind And civilization, dear Do not forget Adding up Is the current road map
Evil doers Killing a hero Could not bring The change drive To zero.
As a poet what I can say “Evil doers Stop to opt for Devilish way! But if you Keeping going astray You will go To the grave in Ignominious way!”//
About the authorAlem Hailu G/Kristos is a published author from Ethiopia. He is a poet, novelist, translator, editor, critic and journalist. He has an M.A. in Literature from Addis Ababa University. Most of his works have been featured in the arts and culture columns of different newspapers. He has contributed to poetry anthologies worldwide. He has award-winning poems and short stories.He is an emerging Ethiopian poet, translator, and author in all literary genres in the English language.He is penetrating the global book market and stamping a footprint on the firmament of literature.If you peruse his work, you might note a local touch and national sentiment, such as in “Come to Ethiopia” and “Great Tidings.” He plays an ambassadorial role in several international poetry blogs representing countries from Australia to America. His poems have proved popular.He has achieved a global presence via www.poemhunter.comwww.writeoutloud.com www.poetrypoems.com www.allpoetry.com www.novelcollective.com / Australia www.highonpoems.com www.poemabout.com www.poemlist.com www.hellopoetryHis books and blog posts showcase the talent of an Ethiopian author and have been warmly received by publishers from Europe to America, including www.united -p.c.eu, (Austria), www.lulu.com (America), and www.trafford.com (America).From these publishers and Amazon, you can order his books, which aim to be entertaining, edifying, and style-showing and to seek an outlet for the east African voice, find a niche for Ethiopian authors in the global literary scene, and teach the English language through literature. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, bookstores, and the cultural departments of different embassies could benefit from making his works available on their shelves.To foreigners, his work could serve as a window into another culture.His works include 1) Poetry contributions1.1 Remembering Spring, A Poem Anthology, www.allpoetry, CrateSpace ISBN9781539883760 1.2 www.united.pc.eu 8th publication 1.3 A Poem Anthology Poets Unite Worldwide Contributed poems to over six poetry anthologies representing Ethiopia2) In the Vortex of Passion's WindA poetic drama on the wrong turns of life, HIV, and AIDS crosscut with issues concerning youth. It is also meant to serve as a language teaching material for higher learning institutions and preparatory schools. A useful resource for performing artists.ISBN: 978-3-7103-2109-2 www.united-p.c.eu Austria3) A Boon of Classic Poems(Translation in Amharic) A collection of selected classic poems By Alem Hailu G/Kristos ISBN: 978-1-312-94998-0 www.lulu.com America4) A Vent to Stifled Emotion A debut collection of poems By Alem Hailu ISBN: 978-1-4907-5675-2(sc) 978-1-4907-5674-5(e) www.traffordpublishing.comAmerica5) The Truth and Dawn and Other Palatable Short Stories of Both Mix: Art for Art's Sake and Life's Sake By Alem Hailu G/Kristos IBN 978-1-329-43915-390000 www.lulu.com America6) Pupil's poems (Full Color)Rhyming poems for pupils and learners of the English language. Systematically selected words and expressions to upgrade the language proficiency of pupils. Inspires pupils to read as well as write poems. Lulu.com, America ISBN: 58001110904727) Hope from the Debris of HopelessnessA novel in the pipeline with the theme "Disability is not inability."8) Blue Sister River Vilija in the Lens of New and Marxist Criticism. ISBN 978-3-330-06561-1.pdf Lap Academic Publication,Germany
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