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ክሰርሓልካ’የ ሓወልቲ

ክሰርሓልካ’የ ሓወልቲ፤ ሓወልቲ ዘይንዝኽሪ ንምስክር፡ ርቡጽ ተስፋኻ ጽልሙት ጕዕዞኻ ፈራሕ ፍርሕኻ ሞት ሕልምኻ ዝነግር። ክሰርሓልካየ ሓወልቲ፤ ስፍሓቱ፡ ካብ ምድረ-ሓበሻ ክሳብ ላምፓዱሳ ጨንፈሩ ንምብራቕ ሲናይ ምድረ-በዳ፡ እምነ መሰረቱ ዓረ ኣብ ዓደ’ቦ ኣንቢረ ቀጸላ መንደቑ ድዉን ጽባቐኡ ብምድሪ ኑባ ኣቢለ፡ እንክሃንጾ፡ ሕልሚ ጸዋር ተጸባዪ እዋን፡ ዝጦመመ ኣእዛን ዝዓረቐ ክሳድ ዝተዓድየት ስድራ ኣብ ከርሱ ዝሓቝፎ። ኣሰር ጸሓይ ዘቋምታ […]

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Eritrean refugee children waiting in a que for food
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Refugee

Refugee A poem by Tesfaldet Gheberehiwet   Not free, No Glee I Flee, then plea Roam in Search of safety plus merry I Beg to quench my thirst, desire and secure my vitality. But I was only Camped, Rationed Then Ignored, Insulted, left desperate and disturbed, I was trafficked, smuggled, tortured, and abused Till this […]

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Reesom-Haile reading a poem
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ሓብትኻ

poem: Habtka by Reesom Haile ሓብትኻ                ጓል ኣደኻ                ጓል ኣቦኻ              ጓል ሓትነኻ              ጓል ሓወቦኻ                ጓል ኣሞኻ             […]

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ተረፍ

ሓጻር ዛንታ ብኣኸድር ኣሕመዲን* እቲ ዲቕ ዝበለ መሪር ኲናት ዝግ ምስ በለ፡ ነታ ንኽልተ ዓመታት ዝተፈለኹዋ ኣደይ፤ “እንታይ መሲለን ሒዘን ክኣትዋ እየ?” ዝብል ሓሳብ ክትል ክብለኒ ጀመረ። ኣብ ከምኡ ዝበለ ዘራእቲ ሓሳብ እንከለኹ፡ ጸላኢ ከይትርግኦ ኣብ ዘፍርሕ መጻብብ ዋርድያ ሓዲርና፡ ናብቲ መውዓሊና ዝተባህለ ቦታ፡ ነታ ዓዲ ንድሕረና ሓዲግና፡ ኣብ እግሪቲ ሰንሰለታዊ ታባታት ኣብ እንምለሰሉ ዝነበርና […]

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ከም ቆሎ መሸላ

መጋቢት 5–2021 ኣሎ እዋን ኣሎ ግዜ ቢልካ ቢልካ ሓሸውየ ወትሩ ቁዛም ወትሩ ወየ እዋን ኣሎ ወርሓት ኣሎ ዝወድቀካ ሓሳብሎ ኣልቦ መዓት ነይተልዕሎ መሲእካ ፈቲግካ ኩሉ ይዝረገካ ሓሲብካ ዘቚቕካ ከቶ ነይሰልጠካ ንስኻ ትነድቕ ደድሕሬኻ ይወድቕ። እንታይ ዶ ይግበር’ዩ … እናተበራረዩ … ኢድካ ተኣሲሩ ኩርንኩሪት “ህህ!” ‘ተበሉኻ ብኹርንዒት?! እንተ መኸሩልካ ለይትን ቀትርን እንተ ደርበዩልካ እምንን በትርን?! ኣይበልካ […]

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ኣቲ ብርዒ

ለካቲት 7 2021 ኣቲ ብርዒ እስከ ስምዒ መወልዒ’ዶ ኣለኪ መወልዒ? መወልዒ ሽምዓ መድለይ ሓቂ ክንዲ መርፍእ ክንዲ ዕንቊ ጠፊኣትኒ ኣብቲ ሓሰር ሓሰር ኣፍሪቃ ገለን ብምጥምየት ገለን ብሕማም ብምዅስታር ገለን ብምሳር ብምምታር ገለም ብምእሳር ገለን ብምሕሳር ክንዲ ደቃ ምስርሳር ኣቲ ብርዒ እስከ ስምዒ መወልዒ’ዶ ኣለኪ መወልዒ?   ዶ/ር ርእሶም ሃይለ ምንጪ–ዕንክሊል (2002)

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The Scourge of War

Oct. 14th, 2020 Something growled Something boomed Invading the calm It echoed. … Stuck Where two brothers pass each other by Where two brothers meet Where two brothers join In the piazza of life and death In the gulf between calamity and culture In the valley of anxiety and peace Something boomed. While the chia and seraw acacias […]

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The Secret Needs of Emojis

Yohannes A. Tesfamichael* Oct. 11, 2020 [Setting: Messenger chatroom as observed on Filimon’s laptop screen. As a tribute to their friendship, Filimon, a writer, has written a story from an actual experience with his friends a few years back. He clears his throat before reading it to them for feedback. His maximized face dominates the […]

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ኣንቲ ሕንጢት ማማይ

ኣንቲ ማማይ ኣንቲ ማማይ ማማይ ማማማይ ማማይ ንስኺ ትፈልጥዮ ጥራይ ማይ ጥራይ ማይ   “ኣበይ ተወለድኪ ኣንቲ ማማይ?” “ኣብ ባሕሪሪ እምበር ባሕሪ ዝገያሻይ “ኣብ ባሕሪ እምበር ባሕሪ ዝገያሻይ”   ኣንቲ ማማማይ ሕንጢት ማማማይ ካብ ኮነልኪ ጕዕዞ ካብ ማይ ናብ ማይ ማይ ማይ ማማይ ማይ ማ   “ሕንጢት ማማይ ሓቛፊኺ መኔ?” “ጨው ባሕሪ እምበር መን ነበረ […]

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