Tsegaye Hailesilassie

Rookie (November 30,1989 / Dangla, Ethiopia)

Fear Fears - Poem by Tsegaye Hailesilassie

Though the streams dry
And the wind blows so hard
Though our neighbors die
Our birds forget to sing
And terribly cry

Though there are no clouds in the sky
And no drops of rain touch our earth
‘Fear shall fail’ to frighten us
‘Fear shall fail’ to shake our house
For fear fears our shelter
For fears our father.

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Comments about Fear Fears by Tsegaye Hailesilassie

  • Saadat Tahir (7/9/2011 6:53:00 AM)

    yes fear is the greatest enemy
    very nice lines

    your lines like selam habtoums clarinet...!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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