Poetry

January 23, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Alem Hailu G/Kristos

 

 

 

From sucking blood to soaking with blood

 

 

Corrupt, we were

Sucking citizens’ blood dry

Devoid a conscience

That asks us “Why?”

 

As they have

Unseated us

From power,

When democracy is mentioned

Since it is our bent to cower,

As a retaliatory measure,

Atavists, we shall make

Them take with their blood

A shower.

 

We shall shift

From sucking blood

To soaking our hands

With blood,

Which we love to see

Flowing like a flood.

 

 

 

 

 

Alem Hailu G/Kristos

A published poet, novelist, editor, translator of masterpieces, literary critic, playwright and journalist from Ethiopia. M.A holder in literature, Addis Ababa University.

Looking for a traditional publisher of a collection of poems. My novel: ‘Hope from the debris of hopelessness’.

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