Menelik Remembered!

Poems

(By Belay Ambelay) – 

At a time the world attention is elsewhere,
An evil that refuses to relinquish power;
When Democracy is threaten by cabals
And peace loving Americans fighting tooth and nails;  To restore rule and order!

At a time COVID is inflicting in unision
Untold untold melee and distraction
That not being suffice enough;
Tigrains fighting desert locust invasion!

At a time farmers were about to harvest, in distress,
The products of their yearlong arduous labour
Dictators right and left declared war
For no apparent causes.
But to wipe out the entire the Tigrian race,
From the Earth’s face!

No one was spared.
Young, old, pregnant women
Besieged in a biblical abattoir
They are being slaughtered
Just like what did their predecessors;
Who sold the Tigrains to a colonial power
In return of cash and arquebus!!

Surprise, surprise, the world is watching in silence;  As if a grand wedding is taking place.
Only this time blood is offered in demijohns,
Shivoo to brighten!!

We are not asking for your pietistic generosity.
If only you stop your duplicities.
And the provision of weapons
That are pointing to existential  threats!

 

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