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January 6th, 2012

Filed under: Literature Corner — Lissan Magazine @ 13:12

Visions of Unity
From Tadaji Youth
By: Summra Akale
6th grade Duluth Middle, GA U.S.A

I listen Unity …
From religious leaders to community leaders
From Parents, Big Brothers, and Big Sisters
Here are my remarks of Unity
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

I was born in Toronto, DC, Atlanta, LA, and Detroit…
And somewhere
Let us talk freely with love and respect
As you teach others our culture and heritage
I apologize if I touch you inner feelings
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Learn my challenges
Inside and out my house
At school and at the park
Read with me, Play with me, Watch with me, and Chat with me
This is Love to me
This is Care to me
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
I see you drunk; don’t tell me not to drink
I see you smoking; don’t tell me not to smoke
I see you gambling; don’t tell me not to gamble
I hear you cussing; don’t tell me not to cuss
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
I show you my love; as you show me yours
I show you my manner; as you show me yours
I show you my respect; as you show me yours
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Teach me love, respect, responsibility, survival
To love my country; as you love
To respect my country; as you respect
To be responsible; as you are responsible for
To survive; as you survive:
In Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan, Greek or elsewhere
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
You told me that
You went together with your parents, Big Brothers and Sisters
To Churches, mosques, wedding, and rock climbing
You told me that
You fought for what you believe in
I share your pain, you sacrifice for me
Take me; where ever you go
Share with me; whatever is in your mind
To learn and be proud each other
To be with you in good and bad times
Let us be the 1st to carry the light of Unity
We can shine together as a shooting star
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
I understand my heritage, even if I was born elsewhere
I am proud of our precious resources and uniqueness
As Lucy, Walya, and Nile are just to name a few
I feel what you feel, to our great country
The green, yellow, and red flag of unique Ethiopian identity
Let us unite and be a role model
Don’t forget; I am a mirror of yours

Parents, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Provide me Vision of Unity as a gift of reality
For generations to come
Let us unite as a family…
Let us unite as an Ethiopian Community…
Let us unite as children of our great country, Ethiopia

God Bless Ethiopia
God Bless the US
By Tadaji SA (Summra Akale)

1 Comment »

  1. Summra, keep up the good work, I like the energy in your writing big it up little girl. you are so mature for your age. God bless.

    Comment by Tadele Degefu — 12. January 2012 @ 22:51

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