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Doers and Pretenders

[This is the source the transcript of Negarit 73, published by Negarit Youtube channel]

Most of the time we consider cartoon movies fictional and made for entertaining children. We seldom remember the cartoon stories are ancient legends that originate from religious beliefs. Those of you studying business, marketing and finance may know the sources of today’s brand names. Their origin is also legends. For instance, Amazon, Atlas, Apollo,  Ajax, Echo, Delphi, Mars, Nike, Hercules, Oracle, Orion, Olympus, Phoenix, Pandora, and many others that are names of legendary deities, mythologies, mostly Greek, but also Egyptian and Babylonian.

The Tale of Two Brothers is an ancient Egyptian legend. The two brothers are Anpu, who was married, and the younger Bata who was not. Anpu’s wife attempts to seduce Bata, he rejects her advances. She was angry and tells her husband that Bata attempted to seduce her and beat her up for rejecting him. Anpu was furious and wanted to kill Bata who seeks protection from Reharakhti, a deity who creates a lake infested with crocodiles, to prevent Anpu from getting to Bata. From across the lake, Bata tells his brother his side of the story. He also tells him  he will wander around and leave his heart on a sapling of a tree. He asks Anpu to look for him when he sees a sign: a foaming jar of beer. Anpu returns home and kills his wife.

Bata meets Khnum, a deity who shapes a wife for him, from clay. But soon a king likes the wife and snatches her to his palace.

Years later Anpu goes out to find his brother Bata and finds his heart on the tree. He puts it in cold water and Bata is resurrected. Then Bata turns himself into a bull and goes to the king’s palace to see his wife who tells the king to kill the bull (Bata), and she eats the bull’s liver. A drop of blood falls on the ground and grows into a tree (Bata’s spirit). Later the wife tells the king to cut the tree and make tables and chairs out of it. The king cut the tree and a splintered wood ends up in the wife’s mouth. It becomes an embryo, again, Bata’s reincarnation.  Eventually she gives birth to a son who ultimately became crown prince. When the Pharaoh dies, the crown prince (the reincarnated Bata) becomes king. He appoints his elder brother Anpu as crown prince. The story ends happily, with the brothers at peace with one another and in control of their country. They made up and as we say traditionally, “if you forget this story, may death forget you!”

Many versions of the story were inspired by the original story. For instance, Charles Dicken’s novel, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Lion King.

Today let’s focus on  the Lion King, another offshoot of the Egyptian legend which was made in a book by Alex Simmons, adopted by Disney and made into a cartoon movie. Children love the story about Mufasa and Scara, two brothers whose father, the king, favored Mufasa and Scara was jealous. And that created a gap between the two brothers.

Remember the above stories when you hear what I will tell you in this episode:

A few days ago I watched a video clip that included the story of Wedi-Major, a veteran of the Eritrean armed struggle. Watching that clip, I couldn’t help remembering Sophia Tesfamariam. That’s when I started to compare the situation of Wedi-Major and Asmara Rose… and the unfairness that is spread around us. The difference between the two symbols represents the divide among Eritreans. Wedi-Major did what was expected of a citizen and more, but now he is neglected. He represents the majority of Eritreans, particularly the oppressed section. Sophia represents the pretentious, opportunist elements who are empowering the regime and elongating the suffering of Eritreans. They are the “We are him, he is us” crowd.

Wedi-Major was wounded 31 times during the armed struggle era, meaning, he was killed and was resurrected 31 time. As a result, his face is deformed with scars, his eye is gone, and the children run scared away when they see him. And that is happening in the supposedly free Eritrea! It is the fate of Wedi-Major, the hero gave his life away 31 times to free Eritreans and establish peace in the country. Sadly, how he and his colleagues were paid for their services is evident on his face, his sad voice ,and his overall situation. Just observe his clothes—I am not sure if he gets enough food. I heard, like most of his colleagues, he is living in the barracks of the old Kagnew Station, and he’s not even provided with a comfortable house, 30 years after “Independence Day” in 1991.

If he has children, maybe they are selling chewing gums and cigarettes in the cold Eritrean streets under darkness. Maybe his children are forcefully taken to labor camps. Maybe they couldn’t stand it and were killed while attempting to escape through the borders. Maybe they died on the Sahara, or became victims of human traffickers and organ harvesters. Maybe they became food for the sharks of the Mediterranean Sea.

And you can listen to what Asmara Rose has to say about those who died in the Mediterranean Sea, the victims of Lampedusa. In fact, she is less of my concern, but I just wanted to illustrate the glaring difference between the doers and pretenders in Isaias Afwerki’s Eritrea. It is my aim to expose once more, the pretenders who have no friend but their bellies, their selfish goals, and their opportunistic  nature.

Since 1961, many fell down pursuing the struggle to make Eritrea a stable and prosperous country. On the opposite side, there were many who jumped from the lap of one oppressor to the next… all in pursuit of their narrow interests. While the “patriot of today, was presenting Haile Selassie, the killer of Eritreans, with a bouquet of flowers, the village of Ona and Besekdira were eradicated–over 800 people killed and their villages torched.  The cruel campaign spread all over Eritrea and reached the town of UmHajer, and villages like Weki-Dba and She’eb, and many places.

Our history has sad moments when Eritreans collaborated with the oppressors and committed grave crimes. Ironically, after independence, many of them were embraced by Isaias. The sad part is, brave people who paid with blood and flesh, people like Wedi-Major, Bitweded, Aster, Mranet, Senaiet, and many others, the list is too long, were brutally killed or jailed. Many are still living in dungeons while pretenders like Sophia own the country. Still worse, they have the temerity to call the likes of Sheriffo and Derou’e, the leaders of the struggle, traitors! This is the reality of Isaias’ Eritrea.

For instance, the architects and commanders of the Feqil operation, and the brave combatants who faced the fires, are silent, humble, while those who had no role, or no part in the inferno are pretending they made the Fenqil day real.  The brave Berakhi is in a dungeon while Yemane Gebremeskel is a minister on top of Forto. When the brave Mesfin Hagos  is living in exile, the guy whose role was nil, is controlling Eritrea’s wealth for the benefit of his boss. When the brave Bitweded is aging in a dungeon, the pretentious Yemane Gebreab is making national decisions. When Derou’e is thrown in a dungeon, whiskey inspired ‘ambassadors” like Bruno are gloatingly composing childish and embarrassing tweets. When the children of those who liberated Asmara sleep in its streets, the pretenders have made the city their tourist destination that they remember during summers only. In short, Eritrea is going through a very ironic, and contradictory reality.

Many people ask: why do dictators embrace nobodies while ignoring those who paid dearly? The answer to that is simple: dictators do not like anyone telling them their decision is wrong and they must revise it. They do not like anyone who criticizes them. Instead, they prefer greedy individuals who can be controlled by their selfish interests. They like people who are self-centered and do not care about the general affairs affecting the entire population.  They like those who have no noble history, but shame, because these are easy to blackmail and manipulate. And that is why heroines like Aster and Senait are in dungeons while the Asmara Roses are representing Eritrea.

But the good thing is, all of that will end. There will be a beautiful daybreak, and a sunrise. And it’s not going to be too long…soon enough. The monster tormenting Eritrea will be discarded—in the near future. Then we will have a chance to ask those whose slogan is “We are Him, he is us” That their slogan will be applied in the future trials, if you are an extension of him and he is an extension of you, then there is a good reason to try the “we and the him” together, as one entity.

Until then, we will keep reminding people what ails us because that is what we “the writer and speaker” lots do. Anyone who can do something else, should go ahead and do whatever needs to be done.

Finally, all those officers and officials and common citizens who are so cordoned they lack a private space, and have to meet inside cars, away from the ears and eyes of the regime, will soon walk proudly. We will all laugh and joke about our past and present predicament. We will remember our sad history with a sense of responsibility to avoid repeating it. Eritreans will live happily in their country. Mothers and fathers will embrace and kiss their children, friends will enjoy their time together. The longing will soon end. Justice and rule of law will prevail. Never doubt that, I never do. We and our tormentors are in for a pleasant surprise, but different surprises—one will be surprised by ululations and cheers, while the other will be surprised with the gravity of shame they carried for years. We will all be free. Just be prepared for the day when Eritreans reclaim their freedom.

About Saleh "Gadi" Johar

Born and raised in Keren, Eritrea, now a US citizen residing in California, Mr. Saleh “Gadi” Johar is founder and publisher of awate.com. Author of Miriam was Here, Of Kings and Bandits, and Simply Echoes. Saleh is acclaimed for his wealth of experience and knowledge in the history and politics of the Horn of Africa. A prominent public speaker and a researcher specializing on the Horn of Africa, he has given many distinguished lectures and participated in numerous seminars and conferences around the world. Activism Awate.com was founded by Saleh “Gadi” Johar and is administered by the Awate Team and a group of volunteers who serve as the website’s advisory committee. The mission of awate.com is to provide Eritreans and friends of Eritrea with information that is hidden by the Eritrean regime and its surrogates; to provide a platform for information dissemination and opinion sharing; to inspire Eritreans, to embolden them into taking action, and finally, to lay the groundwork for reconciliation whose pillars are the truth. Miriam Was Here This book that was launched on August 16, 2013, is based on true stories; in writing it, Saleh has interviewed dozens of victims and eye-witnesses of Human trafficking, Eritrea, human rights, forced labor.and researched hundreds of pages of materials. The novel describes the ordeal of a nation, its youth, women and parents. It focuses on violation of human rights of the citizens and a country whose youth have become victims of slave labor, human trafficking, hostage taking, and human organ harvesting--all a result of bad governance. The main character of the story is Miriam, a young Eritrean woman; her father Zerom Bahta Hadgembes, a veteran of the struggle who resides in America and her childhood friend Senay who wanted to marry her but ended up being conscripted. Kings and Bandits Saleh “Gadi” Johar tells a powerful story that is never told: that many "child warriors" to whom we are asked to offer sympathies befitting helpless victims and hostages are actually premature adults who have made a conscious decision to stand up against brutality and oppression, and actually deserve our admiration. And that many of those whom we instinctively feel sympathetic towards, like the Ethiopian king Emperor Haile Sellassie, were actually world-class tyrants whose transgressions would normally be cases in the World Court. Simply Echoes A collection of romantic, political observations and travel poems; a reflection of the euphoric years that followed Eritrean Independence in 1991.

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  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት ሰብ ዓዋተ!

    ጃኬተይ ንግምጥልሽ ተስፍያ
    ሻርኔራይ ኣበይ ከምዘላ ክደልያ
    ሓቂ ሓይሽ መጀመርታ
    ነታ ጸጋመይቲ ዓይነይ ሓምየያ
    ደሓር ግን ዝክር ተበልኩስ
    ወዲ መጀር ዝሓተትኩስ ሂቦምኒ ሶፍያ

    ሽዑኡ ተረደኣኒ
    ክልቲኤን ከምዘይዕረያ
    ——ንዝሰንከለ
    ——ምእንቲ ሃገር ዝበለ
    ደርቢኻዮ ኣብ ዓረብያ
    ብዘይ መሃያ

    በዓል መውደኽደኽቲ
    ንሕና ኢና ክብላ ተራእያ
    ካን! ድምስስ
    ታሪኽ ሰራሕቲ ቅያ
    ቀንፈዘው ኮነ ኣብ ጽርግያ

    ሰውራ ‘ንታይ ምዃኑ ዘይፈልጡ
    ተመረጹ ብሕርያ
    ን ሃገር ዘይኮኑስ
    ከገልግሉ ነቲ ሓደ ኣያ
    ኣንታ ናበይ ተሸርቡ ሰብ ድብያ???
    እምበኣር ዓለምሲ ከምዚ ‘ያ
    ርኢናያ!

  • Sultan M.G.

    Hi All:
    This is of its kind of penetrating and persuasive short message.
    The AT can do better in this kind of approach by boldly exposing the facts so as to remind those of us hibernating coz it has all the accurate details and facts at its finger tips.
    Just giving few examples is not enough but exposing things in a well coordinated and organized figurative ways.
    Like detailing all the evil acts against a strong army, economy,education, and other institutions and departments etc…in particular and of the over all infrastructure in general.

    Simple ex:
    -Banning and suspending the Private Sectors of the Economy specially the Tourism and Fishing industries in particular and banning of exploiting our marine resources in general(1500 km long Red Sea Coastline
    -Messing up the education System and keeping the Youth dumb and illiterate as Tamrat Neghera said it.
    Assenna did a very good follow up commentary last week, on similar issues which went viral .

    Those of us saying that what we need is action,not a propaganda or talk are those you precisely called PRETENDERS.

    They don’t know that EXPOSING the facts the way SGJ did is ACTING.
    There is nothing new about how dictators survive:

    1)Directly and systematically ELIMINATING all the potential opponents and Influential figures including their history and names and rather replacing them with NEW COMERS and new faces with no clue about the past and how the crooked Regimes has worked and 100%Obedient clients is one of the most successful ways used by the regime….

    2)Spreading Fear and creating mistrust among Eritreans including among family members .
    3)Corruption thru Power,$$$,Women, and nepotism
    4) Creating havoc and made up stories to create conflicts and excuses to keep the people in general and the youth in particular to stay confused and preoccupied

    5)Creating a conducive environment to keep the nation emptying!
    “ Kid aytibello kemzikheid ghin ghiberro“!
    The prolonged and abusive national service and avoiding creation of productive jobs and Education System.,..
    -Keeping old enemies and new creating new ones/enemies
    Etc….
    We have known all the above for 30 yrs….

    But we have failed to intervene !

    Why and how come?

    -We have a formidable enemy with 50 yrs of experience in brutal organizational security among others
    -We have a weak opposition and weak leadership and disunited People

    The major dilemma is as to why we don’t get united in a coordinated and organized way…
    Hope the EriSat style approach for a United Eri Media and the reunification of the opposition parties in Germany recently will pave the way provided it is not done the old way , the EDA way under the TPLF .

    If eridigest.com,from which I am BANNED permanently and the awate.com recompile the Archives and reorganize them and air them the way SGJ is doing,specially in a Documentary way In English,Tigrinya and Arabic, we do believe it might help to expedite the past due change we have longed for a long time.

    Speaking of the home based struggle,Assenna disclosed that the cells actively working to target the major security network targets have been identified after the regime ordered his security led by Gen Simon Ghebre-Dinghil to crack down the movement and to take a swift measure, which it did successfully recently per reliable sources from home.
    Allegedly,PIA was so scared from those Cells and their movements that he was using taxis and Lorries /different cars to escape the hunting !

    This is why the cells started to meet inside cars and secured places, which has made their movement so difficult.
    What should be our share and role to the homebased movement besides disorganized talks?

    I still believe that if the YeAkil Movement is exclusively owned,organized,run and sponsored by Eritreans and is an ALL INCLUSIVE MOVEMENT where all the Civic Societies,Activists,Intellectuals,Youth and Student and Women Associations, all Professionals and their organizations ,Politicians ,the Opposition Parties,Inter-Faith Groups and all Eritreans from all walks of life are involved and actively participate, thru a well coordinated and organized Leadership Committees, I think we can achieve things overnight.
    All the Eri websites and Social Media should work in a neutral and independent but unified way !

    An Indepedent,Transparent and Accountable Fundraising Committee should be created to fund all the pending and ongoing activities so as to avoid and BANNING all external interference like the TPLF and NDE since we Eritreans do NOT NEED ANY OUTSIDE HELP OR INTERFERENCE of any type.
    We CAN DO it by our own.

    We can raise $500 million, not just $50k…provided we create an UMBRELLA of a formidable, Neutral and Independent National Cause/United Front!

    • Sultan M.G.

      FYI:
      “Canada’s Supreme Court says workers’ lawsuit against Nevsun Resources can go ahead“!
      Source: Reuter’s Business News.

    • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

      Selam
      $500 million? ከምዚ ን 500 ኪሎ ሓጺን ብሓደ ኢደይ ክስፍስፋ ይኽእል’የ, ግን ምጅሃር ከይምስል ኢለ ገዲፈዮ ዝብል ዘለኹ ይመስል።

    • Sultan M.G.

      Selam Engineer:
      In the Eritrean Just cause and history, there has NEVER been jahra or timkihti but Practicality(ACTION), Reality and TRUTH!
      Hint:
      It was a well documented fact that Eritreans were wiring $300- $400 million per annum to home voluntarily in the first decade post Independence!
      It was claimed that Eritreans were spending close to $300 million per annum to smuggle their loved ones and still spending millions for same “insane” cause .

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        Selamat Sultan M.G.
        Let’s not forget we are same ordinary people as others. Let’s not exaggerate. One of the cause we are behind is that we think we are smarter than anyone else on earth. We are NOT.
        Not sure if you live in the USA or not but we have many young Eritreans as Uber/LYFT drivers rather than going to college. Yes, they ARE Eritreans.
        Eritrea is one of the backward countries on Earth. The truth.
        You seem to be highly educated but you can’t see this. How is that possible?
        The problem lays with HGDF not the opposition, as you usually try to blame.
        As an educated person, I would expect you to think globally and teach our youth. At least teach what’s real, on the ground.
        You can’t tell us what happened during the revolution time. Yes, we know. Yes, we were there. ዝጠፈሸ ነጋዳይስ ሲ ናይ ቀደም ደብተሩ ገንጺሉ ይዝክር።
        Were is not is, unless you have flanked math. Or pretends to NOT know.
        Did you say you are permanently banned from Eritreadigest.com? Hmmm..what could be the reason?

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          Selam Mehandsay?

          “ Let’s not forget we are same ordinary people as others. Let’s not exaggerate. One of the cause we are behind is that we think we are smarter than anyone else on earth. We are NOT.”

          This is a good message, and it is a good reminder to him and like him,

      • Sultan M.G.

        Selam Engineer:
        You completely misread me and out of context .
        That was my point though that we are not special but victims .
        What I said has nothing to do with what you appealed for.
        My sole message is that we don’t need any help since we can help ourselves by proving historically that we can do so,not coz we are unique people … but victims , who have overcome challenges , which most others did not go thru.
        That is what makes us SPECIAL and UNIQUE!

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    Gentlemen,
    Since it is a fundraising time, if each of you pledge $50, I will match it. If anyone of you is retired, you are excused (since you have limited income). If you had already donated, it doesn’t count (this is new). My limit is $300 and I nominated these lucky brothers:
    Dr. Hashela
    Pro. Hailat
    Brother Berhe
    Gen. Nitrikay
    Brother Mokie
    Brother Sultan M.G.

    Let’s make መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ a little poorer! Who is in?

    • sara

      selamat mahandis
      you missed very important forumers, i am sure it is Disqus stupid.
      Dr. Paul
      Dr, amanuel H
      Mr. desbele
      Mr. semere
      and many more////

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        Selamat Sara,
        No, I didn’t miss it. It just my bank account betrayed me when it reaches $300 🙂

      • Saleh Johar

        Hi sara,
        the silent readers are a hundred fold of the names we see. I know a lot of them but they are screen-shy (copyright) as in camera shy.

    • Haile S.

      Selam Mehandsha & the picked Cherries,

      Your cherry picking among the TPLF-cautious is interesting though፡
      ከተዛርበና ድኣ ደሊኻ?
      ዕየት ኣርእዮም የህድኑኻ
      ድዩ ዘለ ኣያ ድቡስ ራኻ?

      Lets empty Mehadis’s pocket, guys!

      • Hashela

        Selam Haile

        I am traveling and have a limited internet access. So you are our frontman.
        I agree, lets the Engineer get rid of his wealth and make him retreat to Debre Bzen for contemplation. He badly needs it.

        I pledge $150

        • Haile S.

          Wow Hashela,
          Great pledge! Since I already sent my donation, I am staying at the Mehandis’s bet 50. With pledges like yours, we are going to fleece him. Hopefully, the TPLF-softs will come to his rescue.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

          Dr. Hashela
          Debre Bzen sounds good. Is there any term limit or this is for good? 🙂

          • Hashela

            Does our brother Mehandis have a wife and children?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Yes, to both.

          • Hashela

            Is the name of our brother’s wife

            Lete-Christina or Letezghi?

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            That’s very funny 🙂
            Unfortunately, no prefix at all 🙂

          • Hashela

            Brother!
            please answer the question. It is important for the determination of your stay in Debre Bzen

          • Hashela

            a disclosure: “Lete-Christina” is a genius invention of Haile S.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Did Suzunino borrow it from Hailat?

          • Hashela

            I don’t know. It makes always laugh?

          • Haile S.

            Selam to both,

            ወሪዱኒ! Hashela, the weekend following the day I brought Letechristina here, I had linked the video for you, but I think you left Awate for a long time and didn’t see it.

          • Hashela

            Selam Haile

            That is true.

      • Hashela

        Haile

        Please help Sara to complete the list she started. I am missing the names of our neighbors from North and Central Ethiopia. Here are few names

        Solomon
        Samuel
        Horizon
        Abi

        • Haile S.

          Selam Hashela.

          It will not be easy. Lets make it easy. When it comes to Awate, we are all Awate’s citizens. Lets contribute for its subsistence now and do everything to build its university around Keren in the future, to be open for all like it is now.

        • Sultan M.G.

          Prof Hashela:

          I would rather invite more the likes of Fanti Ghana,Eyob ,Kim Hanna and Amde to debate with civility and integrity ,the Fanti and Amde style,provided that they accept and respect the Independence,Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Eritrea UNEQUIVOCALLY with no strings attached and thru a Peaceful coexistence of both nations and thru a mutual economic integration …

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        Selamat Prof. Hailat!
        You said it so….this is the only reasonable phrase I have learned from the legal system 🙂

    • Nitricc

      Okay you got a deal.

  • Amanuel Hidrat

    Selam Saleh,

    Magnificent!! You explained the two divided Eritrean world – the “doers” world and the “pretenders”world. No one can explain the “world of pretenders” like you. Ah….the pretenders…..

    Great YouTube – that remind our forgotten heroes and heroines.

    • Saleh Johar

      Emma,
      Sometimes we undervalue the human sufferings because our struggle era culture doesn’t encourage us to celebrate individuals. But that tells us a lot about the bigger picture. Two individuals explain our problems. This is the first time I termed up listening to wedi major. Imagine how many are agonizing alone, away from the limelight.

      • Amanuel Hidrat

        Selam Abu Salah,

        Unfortunately, we create a nation that doesn’t respect its heroes and it’s heroines. We have a nation that celebrate “shidas” and “camels”. This reminds me the retort of Abu Sheneb (rip) “the camel is in the owner is out” when he was interviewed by Wedi Ammar.

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        ሰላማት ሳልሕ
        First, I second to brother Prof. Emma’s comment!
        ኣንታ ጠንቃም ስብኣይ ‘ባ ኢኻ?
        ግን ሰማዒ እዝኒ ይሃበና ‘ዩ ዘብል። ከም ዝበልካዮ ዘበነ-ግርምቢጥ ማይ ንዓቐብ ‘ዩ ኣብ ግዜ ‘ንዳ ህግደፍ።

        ‘ቶም ምእንቲ ‘ዛ ሃገር ዝጸዓሩ
        ከሰሩ
        ‘ቶም ሰብ ምስ ሓጻውን ክትላጋዕ ዝበኾሩ
        ሎሚ ንሕና ኢና ሃገራውያን ይብሉ ከይሓፈሩ
        ‘ንተ ሓተትካዮም ‘ንታይ ከም ዝገበሩ
        ወያናይ-ሲኣይኤ ክብሉ ይጭድሩ
        ሽዑኡ ከመይ ከምዘጥፍኡኻ ሜላ ይፍሕሩ
        ጽባሕ ግን ምስ ወገሐ ኣበይ ክስተሩ
        እንድዒ

        ከም በዓል ወዲ መጀር
        ኣካላቶም ክበጃጀል
        ብጠያይቲ ክስበር

        በዓል ሶፍያ ዶልሺ ቆሪሰን
        ዝልዝል ጥብሲ ክእዝዛ ምሳሐን
        ‘ትሓደ ሓላዊ ደጀን
        በንጻሩ
        ን ጃንሆይ ዕምባባ ምቕባል ስረሐን
        ጻማ ፍረኻ
        ኣብ ግዜ ህግደፍ ኣምባሳደር ትጅንጀን
        ከም በዓል ወዲ መጀር ድማ ወይ ት ስጀን

        ወይ ድማ ትድርበ ኣብ ጎደና
        ከም መግዛእቲ ህግደፍ ‘ሲ ሕሱም ነይረኤና
        ‘ንዳ ንሕና-ንሱ ንሱ-ንሕና
        ተሓሳሰብ ኣበይ ኔርካ
        ትብል መዓልቲ ‘ኳ ኣላትና
        የሕጽሮ