Thursday, September 29, 2011

Life in a jiffy


Our past can fill our souls with anguish for what we should or should not have done or it can be filled with gratitude for the very fact that we tried our best of our abilities. And life is not always about the card game neither is choosing the right card is not in our hand but the will of the unchangeable fate. This is the look of life that makes me look at how I live and how I value the moments and the opportunities that had made me the architect of my own life.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Would you change?

If you knew that you would die today,
Saw the face of God and love,
Would you change?

If you knew that love can break your heart
When you're down so low you cannot fall
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses? How much regret?
What chain reaction would cause an effect?
Makes you turn around,
Makes you try to explain,
Makes you forgive and forget,
Makes you change?

If you knew that you would be alone,
Knowing right, being wrong,
Would you change?

If you knew that you would find a truth
That brings up pain that can't be soothed
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses? How much regret?
What chain reaction would cause an effect?
Makes you turn around,
Makes you try to explain,
Makes you forgive and forget,
Makes you change?

Are you so upright you can't be bent?
If it comes to blows are you so sure you won't be crawling?
If not for the good, why risk falling?
Why risk falling?

If everything you think you know,
Makes your life unbearable,
Would you change?

If you'd broken every rule and vow,
And hard times come to bring you down,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that you would die today,
If you saw the face of God and love,
Would you change?

If you saw the face of God and love
If you saw the face of God and love
Would you change?






~Tracy Chapman

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


የዩጋንዳ መንግስት በጉንም ፍየሉንም ሰብሰቦ ሰብሰቦ ። የክበበው ፌደራል አይነት ነገር ሆነ

ፌደራሉ(ለሊት ሰከም ሰከም እያለ የሚሄድ ጎረምሳን): አንታ!!! ወዴት ኖ የምትሂዶ
ልጁ (በመበርበትበት): ወወወወደ ቤት
ፌደራሉ: ሎምሆኑ ስምህ ማኖ ? ማስታወቂያ አምጣ
... ልጁ (በመቀጥቀጥ መታወቂያውያውን እየሰጠ): ደስአለኝ
ፌደራሉ: ደስአለኝ ? ለምንዱኖ ደስ ያለህ ሎዚ ሎቡጡቡጥ ሎጫጫታ?
ፌደሩሉ (መታወቂያው ላይ ያለውን ሰም እየሰረዘ): ጉዳዩ እስኪጣራ ድረስ ስምህ ደስአላለኝም ሆኗል




Sunday, September 11, 2011

New hope for New Year

I was struggling to get myself out of the daunting mood from the retrospect filled with so many undone tasks and unattained goals to get myself into the vibe of a new year spirit because looking back at 2003 was not that much entertaining rather overwhelming. I don’t mean this in a negative way rather that each day had added a value and experience to my little and not really exciting life. In the midst of this the sight of the mourning faces of former US presidents in one of the memorial service of the 9/11 victims – Flight 93, which was being shown on TV, caught my attention; putting into my incompleteness to be precise.

President Bush, President Clinton and many other officials, one after the other poured their hearts with their tearful eyes in front the families of the victims. I have seen leaders speak to their people about people’s lives lost in tragic moments but not in such a manner. This is so different to the set up I am used to as an Ethiopian. My mind and conscience was made to accept the excuse of lack of tear gas as the justification for the death of civilians. A tear from the eyes of my leaders or moments where they embrace and honor humanity with the people they lead is something that I have never seen.

This is not a political remark but where my moral dilemma lies, as a person with feet in two worlds and having a mind with so many voids but living in the collective dream of others who thrive to achieve their own void. Will my incompleteness ever end or my voids go away? I shall wait and see. But no matter what everything I see tells me that it is a New Year, a new spirit but the same old problem I won’t refrain from hoping for hope because I believe that fear, distress and hope are the only courage that keeps us going and one day that courage will summon for the good.

Moving forward with hope and good wishes is not an optional pursuit but a necessity so here is mine.

Let the New Year be when our common human principles prevail, where our wealth comes from our hard work, our pleasure preserved with our conscience ,our knowledge with character, our businesses led with morality ,our beliefs and religion vested with sacrifice and our Politics with positive principles.

Happy New year Every one

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reasons why I like a Tiger





A low key:                                                                     Tigers live in solitary ,they are not of the crowd and obviously not attentions seekers unlike a lion,which all its entire life would struggle to live up to meet the expectation of its clan and always struggle to kept that leader title to himself by all means necessary that including killing his own cubs. 

Brave but modest: 
Lions are smaller but strong yet are known to be the king of the jungle because of its bravery .A Tiger is bigger and stronger yet most likely would back out from a fight with a lion just to avoid injury and dispute .But if the Lion insists it is most likely that the Tiger would win the fight.


Humble:
A Tiger reminds me of a humble person with honesty at heart not afraid to make mistakes,not afraid to show its scares and sins and not afraid to lose


Thursday, September 1, 2011

In a world where act of humanity is inhuman


To Shewaye who was horrendously tortured for refusing to beat a toddler and the voiceless that she , in effect, represents


I came to live, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
 I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise     
to shine

I wish today it will rain all day
maybe that will kinda make the pain go away
trying to forgive you for abandoning me
praying but I think I’m still an angel away
angel away, yeah strange in a way
maybe that is why I chase strangers away
they got their guns out aiming at me
but I become near when they aiming at me
me, me, me against them
me against enemies, me against friends
somehow they both seem to become one
A sea full of sharks and they all see blood
they start coming and I start rising
must be surprising, I’m just summising
win, thrive, soar, higher, higher, higher
more fire

I came to live, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
to shine

Everybody wanna try to box me in
Suffocating everytime it locks me in
paint they own pictures than they crop me in
but I will remain where the top begins
cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can every be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation
I hear the criticism loud and clear
that is how I know that the time is near
so we become alive in a time of fear
and I aint got no time to spare
cry my eyes out for days upon days
such a heavy burden placed upon me
but when you go hard your nay’s become yay’s

Fly - Lyrics