Derartu, Haile, Tirunesh Kenenisa, Meseret, and all With a similar footfall!
Displaying a superb Long-distance athletic feat When many superstars Awe inspiringly you beat And as a result of it When your sought-for Fought-for And nation- prayed-for Dream proves a hit And also with kudos A stadium full of people opt You to greet And when spectators Accord you a high five It is for your country's flag You immediately dive! Also on the podium while Ethiopia's row-wise Green,Yellow and Red Emblazoned flag, Shoulder high, Soars above You express Your umbilical cord-tight National love With tears that Trickle down each of Your cheek,quick.
Is it because Reminiscent of Each living hero With a life sacrifice That brought colonial Aggression to zero?
Is it because The bounty of the land You grew up Seeing first hand?
Is it because The cherished corner You cut in the heart of The poor but prideful Ethiopian neighbour?
Is it because The unity in diversity That showcases Ethiopia's identity Or citizens hospitality?
Is it because At heart strings a tug Or ,among others Gratefulness to Your iron-strong lung When you hear Ethiopian anthem sung?
Is it because a secret another Deep down you harbour?
Is it because the Fertility Hope and Sovereignty ideals The flag advance, Also Ethiopia's being A beacon of independence What is more The nation's renaissance Which in a curtain of mist Before your eyes dance?
A poem I prepared this time in connection with the celebration of the flag day,Ethiopia