Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

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What A Turn Of Fate! - Poem by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

While waiting
For a taxi
By a roadside
A young and
An energetic lad
Came and
Without courtesy
Pushed me aside
To take a ride
Hopping on
A minibus taxi,
Only for one
A place had.

Before ebbs out
My vexation
Another taxi
Drew my attention.

I hopped in
Condemning a grave sin
The lad's action-
'Where is
his sense
of decorum,
Preached on
Religious and
Cultural forum? '

Fast, the second taxi
Almost caught up
With the first,
Which got out of sight
To be stopped
By a traffic light.

Out of a sudden
I heard a deafening blast
That accompanied
Orange tongues of light
While the first taxi
Soared up like a kite.

With no need
To ask why
Such a thing
Happen out of
A clear blue sky
Occupants and I
Out of our taxi
Managed to fly,
For we were
TV sensitized
To keep an open eye
Of terrorist that vowed
To operate on the sly.

Though sad
That cursed lad
Snatched death
From my hand!

Topic(s) of this poem: death, fate

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Original story got from the experience of my close friend.It happened two years back.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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