Mother Ethiopia

pic by courregesg

Look at her smile
under the rosy veil
Isn’t she beautiful?
That is my mother,
my dear Ethiopia
Her colors
so diverse ..
Green Yellow Red
Black Brown Gold
She is Muslim
She is Christian
She is Jewish
She is Pagan
She is that
She is this
She has always
stretched out
her hands to gods

She has never
been godless,
even under
the influence
of the Soviets Β ..
Can Ethiopia change her skin
or a leopard its spots?

Never! She only smiles, prays,
even as she suffers,
bleeds internally!
Oh, dearest Mommy!
My lovely!

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8 thoughts on “Mother Ethiopia

    1. So they have Ethiopian restaurant in Mombasa?? Awesome!! πŸ™‚ Ive always wanted to see Mombasa even more than Nairobi for some reason. lol Now, since I know you are there, Inshalah, I will visit some day! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the lovely comment!

  1. Oops I meant here Kenya. Habesha is in Nairobi, I go out there with my Ethiopians and Sudanese pals.That food… πŸ™‚ You are so welcome to visit. You are right Mombasa is the place to be. Holla when you come πŸ™‚

    1. That is so nice! … You make me miss my East African buddies. πŸ™‚ One of my best Kenyan friends is from Kisumu! … And Mombasa, I guess because the name sounds so cool, I’ve always been interested in it, and also since it’s close to the ocean! I love the ocean! πŸ™‚ I will def holla when am around!! Thanks for the offer!! πŸ˜€ Kampala and Zanzibar two other places I am romantically attracted to in that area! πŸ˜‰ … Glad you enjoy the food lol my mouth is already watering, today I think am gonna order Injera! πŸ˜€

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