Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

Gold Star - 7,104 Points (Addis Ababa)

Attention To Its Grotesque Faces - Poem by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

A ship sustaining
A tiny crack or thick
Is destined to sink,
Awaits the same story
A pilferers-leached country!

All the grotesque
Faces of corruption—
Embezzlement, bribery, red-tape
Nepotism
Task procrastination
What is more inefficient
Resource utilization—
Must not go out of
A developing
Nation's radar,
Expected corruption to bar
In its bid to spur
The ship of development far!

Needs no less attention
Fighting the new faces of corruption
Such as post placement
By political affiliation
Divorced from talent,
Which should enjoy
A greater weight! //

Whether petty or grand corruption which has ugly faces has to be averted.Political corruption is one of the emerging faces of corruption
#countries #corruption developing

Topic(s) of this poem: corruption


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Corruption has many faces, post assignment by political affiliation is one of its emerging face

Comments about Attention To Its Grotesque Faces by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

  • (9/2/2015 10:50:00 AM)


    Yes, corruption does have many faces, and it seems our politicians have the ugliest faces! Stealing from the people to line their own coffers and causing rampant poverty throughout the country. We must all keep exposing the corruption and graft in our governments, along with voting them out of office, and studying every person running for office with a fine tooth comb. Beware of those who are devils in disguise, like obama, who has tried to ruin the United States. Everyone must fight the destruction of their countries in order to save their people. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 5, 2016


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