Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

Gold Star - 6,882 Points (Addis Ababa)

Which One Is The Saint? - Poem by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

Is it the pompous pope
That blessed off tanks
And hailed fighter Jets
Bombs to drop,
On modestly armed patriots
Marching for a fair battle
Entertaining hope,
Not suspecting
A non-stop
Rain of
Banned poisonous gas,
Lethal as Nazis'
Mass destructive soap?

What is more
Is it
The self seeking pope
That sacrificed
An independent
Country, a push over,
Expecting a reward handsome
- an earthly kingdom?


Is it the martyr monk
Who warned(cursed) the people
And land
To fascist colonizers
Not to give a hand?

What is more
Is it the
Selfless monk
Who was atrociously
By atavists
Gunned down
Scanning the sky for
A heavenly crown!

Topic(s) of this poem: holy

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Up on seeing the monument of abune(monk) Petros

Comments about Which One Is The Saint? by Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, December 4, 2015

[Report Error]