December 31, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Alem Hailu G/Kristos




What a mishap



What happened in the conference recently organized on a University’s compound with Arena opposition member, Amdom Gebreselassie



“Let us put

Our hands together for you

Go ahead

Your view we second,

For ideas grow in a mind fecund!”

A support it was reckoned.


Contrariwise, recently

As it may sound sad

By a phony party

It turned out a fad

“Let us not stop to clap

Your freedom of speech

In the face to slap!”


What a mishap

What a mishap

Childish and selfish

Politicians are being seen

Wearing more than one cap–

Sometimes the constitution

On the back they tap

But, often they misconstrue,

Trample on it

Or use it as a trap–

Pursuant of evil ends

With the federal government

They adore to create

A rift or a gap!


A university  gets  off track

If it allows party members

Infest it

Freedom of speech to attack.






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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