Floating for Life – Amanuel Biedemariam

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Floating for Life

In memory of Yonas Andebrhan and all that perished


Should I die in mourning?

Die with the dead and dying

Perish with the perished

Stop breathing and lay rested

Should I live with the living…

Live for the rested, perished

Am I alive or dead…

Like the rose bud

Yanked from its root

To temporarily stay afloat

Yet, dead yanked from its root

Like the roses, flower

Clipped for décor, glitter or, honor

 Yet dead, but fooled to life by water

Alive in a picture, yet alive

Yes alive, living and will live

For we must!


Amanuel Biedemariam

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