Saturday, 10 December 2016

OK, let’s be exiled! - Alemayehu Gebrehiwot

Yes, let’s be exiled,
far from our families,
our beloved country,
our villages, our rivers.

Let’s go! let’s rush!
yes, let’s be exiled,
Mary did it, trudging
over the deserts
with Jesus in her arms.

Then
let’s forget refuge forever
and start thinking of going back!
Let’s build imaginary houses
for our hearts to settle in advance
and fill them with wealth and blessings,
until the cows come home.

Yes, let’s return!
Let’s never get too comfortable!

Alemayehu Gebrehiwot (born 1962) Ethiopia
Translated by Getatchew Haile
Source: The Missing Slate

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