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Turning Africa’s Horn to its arm


A gigantic dam is born

In the backwater Africa’s horn

For long that was war-torn.


A grand dam is born

In the avenue of

Affluence, steps, pushing,

The shunned Africans ahead

To penetrate the global market

Hot red,  “The only we!”

For long that fed.


Of course, GERD heralded

Equitable utilization of resource

On hypocrites debarring a chance

In favor of colonial pets

To tip the power balance.


Women’s  cooking drudgery

And factories, students

Power hunger have become

Behind Ethiopians back left history.


Thanks to those who genuinely

Espouse all-embracing growth.

On the development scene

Left behind, lagging, Africans

Are coming forth.


By the covetous,

Perceptually sick,

This and that trick

That reached its peak

To turn Ethiopia weak

Have gone up in smoke

‘Cause Ethiopia

Beefing up its muscle

Now is hard & black rock.


Unleashing natural wealth

Ethiopia is

Tturning Africa’s horn

To Africa’s arm

On lower riparian countries

With no significant harm;

The anxious could watch

The unfolding calm.

Hereafter, when it comes

To self-growth

Ethiopia to the marginalized

Is trendsetter.



◄ A crack on the chameleon’s mask


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