(By Temesgn Kebede, 24 May 2021) –
Barbarians at the Gate!
Give me a good reason,
Why a kid has to burn alive
Her shelter burn down and pulverized;
Farm animals shot as criminals
As if labouring for humans is not enough!
You devour their carcasses;
Barbarians that you are
You do not let people live in peace;
You gouged eyes;
You tear eardrums;
You chop arms;
Still not satisfied:
You pour poisonous on
As if they are weeds!
What more an evil is left,
That you still want to execute?
To rob autochthonous lands;
To salience their voices;
Proselytize them to your beliefs;
And even if they succumb to your fists
You are unhappy for them to exist!
And even if they are let to subsist
It is only to suck up their sweat,
For you to live in comfort.
You barbarians at the gate!