January 7, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Alem Hailu G/Kristos




For a Front that sees democracy as an affront



We shall make

A recourse to the gun,

If for election we run

Devoid of ideas,

Sell which we can,

We could hardly win

The heart of a single fan.


Also labelled

“Corrupts, atavists and narrow nationalists”

They can

Put on us a ban

So that sinks on us

The Sun.


Climb into

A political ivory tower

Is not for us,

Let us beat

The drum of war

To garner

And to monger to power.






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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