gulbet

"hayleNa IyehEde yasgebral yetm,

merEt yehulu nec balebEt yelatm."

Iroro (1944 eth)

kebede mikael

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yh meseretawi Iwnet new,

alem ketejemere yalteTase;

yefTur metedaderiya,

wededem alwedede.

Indih tefalso yemayawq hg,

begizE yetefetene;

yesne-fTret hulu meseret new,

yetekebere yetamene.

and Ina and hulet mehonu,

alemeTasu Inj alemefalesu;

kezih yeTeleqe Iwnetnet yelewm,

hulentenawi yehone,

alem stalf yemayalf,

yeneTere yetefeSeme.

slezih lalenbet alem,

yeIwnet melekiyacn,

alemefales alemeTas new,

yeyigbaN maqomiyacn.

lalemacn, lemnawqw, gulbet,

meseretu new yeIwnet;

slewededn yemananegsew,

sleTelan yemanareksew;

Tntm yeneber,ahunm yale,

yalteTase new, yaltegesese.

wb neger mndn new?

yemiwesnew memeriya,

gulbeteNa beamsalu;

wb ybalal, wb yhonal,

kziyam ayalf negeru.

dEmokrasis?

yemiferaru sewoc,

yemiyadergut smmnet,

yemifaq new yemiserez,

mizanu yagadele let.

yegulbet mesferiyaw siyadela,

siyazenebl wedandu,

tefeTrom Ikultawn yiqeyral,

mekeber alebetna hgu;

yemizanu.

Tru meTfo,kfu bego,

yemibal neger yelm,

yemaydeneggew gulbet keto.

slezih,

gulbet yenante sthon,

Iwnetn stSfu,

stacenfu beca sayhon,

stasgebru stgezu,

Cqonaw sikebdachu,

stanebu staleqsu,

yanEm!

yanEm yhnn hg astawsu;

yhnn hg Indatresu.

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Amha Asfaw

8/4/95

Columbia, MO