Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

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Truth Has More Risk - Poem by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

'As telling lies
Is dangerous,
To it, you
Have to be averse! '

Parents, teachers
And society
Made me, cherish
This mentality.

Along the age road
The hardest way a new
Lesson I did upload.

Awaits those,
More risk
The truth
Who opt to speak!

For reporting strife,
Beating to
An inch of their life,
Or hacking them with a knife
Detaining the innocent
Has become rife.

Yet come what may
Speaking the truth,
Is what I choose!

Topic(s) of this poem: truth


Poet's Notes about The Poem

For journalists round the world languishing behind bars for speaking the truth

Comments about Truth Has More Risk by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (12/14/2015 2:39:00 AM)


    Thanks I am happy you liked it.Yes integrity is needed. (Report) Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/14/2015 1:19:00 AM)


    This is beautiful poem. One should always choose the path of truth to live a life of peace. Loved it.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015



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