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Negarit 54: ፈረሰካ ኣይቱግዳእ ኣባባ – Appealing to the demon – رجاءً ياعفريت

This is written as notes for Episode 54 of NEGARIT, my YouTube channel which is delivered in Tigrinya—it’s not all a transcript by represents the main points discussed.  I hope you enjoy it….

Last week I listened to an interview Semere Beyene of SBS conducted with Amanuel Sahle who explained his previous statements. I think he needs to do more. But I found Memhir Kidanemariam to be progressive and has a clearer view.

I always mention the meaningless ancient rivalry that the elite of the two Tigrinya speaking people straddling the border has been locked into for centuries. And I have fought against it as much as I can. My goal is to contribute even a tiny bit towards ending it. But to do that, I have shunned all lip-service and tried to expose the root causes that many gloss over—it has cost me a lot—a lot. Sadly, many entrenched chauvinists consider me their enemy because they want that rivalry to continue, they cannot live without it. Now they accuse me of being against the unity of the two people.

I want the chauvinists to remember I had a strong position against the 1991 border war, long before they come out of under their mothers’ skirts where they were hiding. And that position made me stateless.

TPLF and PFDJ acting as the sole beneficiaries of the relative peace between 1991-1998, they fought that war whose aftermath is still crippling the region. I have delivered tens of speeches and articles in that regard, even the late Melez Zenbawi who read my speech on, once remarked to me: “you made a compelling argument”. I have written a long article on “Discourse” which was translated into Amharic and read on Sheger Radio by the renowned Ato Tefferi Alemu. I have written tens of article on the topic at great cost to myself to the extent that many liberally taunted me as a “Weyane Lackey”.

Due to my stand I was, stripped of my Ethiopian passport and denied an Eritrean passport. I lost my job, I was made stateless and couldn’t send my children to school. The “wahio” in Kuwait used to deflate my car tires and place whiskey bottles on the car roof to implicate me in a place where punishment for alcohol possession could be severe. I was lucky I didn’t get in trouble for that. The rumor mill spread wide and narrow in Kuwait, “Saleh is stating Badme is Ethiopian,” etc.  A woman I liked, where we used to spend weekends having coffee with said to me, “why Saleh! Why do you say Badme is not Eritrea?”

I went through a lot, but I never gave up my principled position. The thing that angered the PFDJ, was that I wrote on Dehai calling for an the end to the war, if not they should remember sooner or later , they will sit on a table and sign a peace agreement. And when that happens, I volunteered to provide a tablecloth. I also said, the Eritrean Titanic is going on a risky path and the captain is drilling a hole in its hull, I wish the electricity stops before he does more damage.

Such statements angered the PFDJ lots. On the Ethiopian side, another “wahio” led a campaign to strip me of my passport—he once told me Eritrean soldiers robbed Tigraian women of their underpants and their golden teeth! I mocked him in front of others, ‘who wants a dirty, smelly under-pant, and how many people who have golden teeth do you know!’

Two governments targeted me. I promised I will defeat both of them. I did. I made it to the land of the free, the home of the brave. I was free and I never stopped trying to be brave. So, no one can lecture me on peaceful coexistence between Eritreans and Tigraians in particular, and Ethiopians and the entire region in general.

However, I do not condone an exclusive, sectional peace; I believe it should to be an all encompassing peace that benefits everybody, not only the powerful, their affiliates and the people with guns. Unfortunately, that foolish rivalry is kept alive by the most determined anti-peace, anti-secularism, and primitive people.

I   will not allow anyone to try to overbid me regarding the promotion of peace between the two Tigrinya speakers straddling the Eritrean-Ethiopian border and spoiling it for the rest of the people. Sadly, the elite of the two Tigrinya speaking people are still locked in a rivalry that Ras Weldemicael and Alula didn’t finish over a century ago. Alula defeated Weldemichael in a few battles and finally “betrayed him”— that narration runs deep in the psyche of some Eritreans—the rest of Eritreans do not even know who the two were.

Today, after so many years of never-ending rivalry, another chauvinist group transformed into fascists is keeping the feud alive. The fascists cover their movements with ancient terminologies and linguistic camouflage, but it is the same Tewahdo-centric policy that victimized many people.That should foolishness should have run its course and I wish they would look forward instead of insisting on staying bogged down by the centuries old rivalry—the region is suffering from their meaningless petty egoistic squabbles! Bravado doesn’t help.

Going back to the fascists, I hope the following will penetrate their thick skulls.

1. Tigrinya speakers do not mean Tewahdo Christians only.

2. Eritreans do not mean Tigrinya speakers only.

3. Eritrean is home of many social groups with diverse tongues, regional affiliations and social groups.

The fascists cannot see, but a particular section of Eritrea, and therefore, they are chauvinists of the first grade, exclusionists, and fanatics who do not mind taking the region back a thousand years to achieve their hegemonic aspiration. To them, it is all about hegemony.

What needs to be done?

The PFDJ (Eritrea) and TPLF (Tigrai) governments are as a silent as a cold rock. They’re no where to be seen because the confusion serves their goals very well. The officials never made a remark, never took a decision, but are continuing their partisan hegemonic projects, erasing the symbols that make Eritrea, the Eritrea its nationals recognize.

The Tigrai government, I suspect, is manipulating the situation to its interest, to weaken the PFDJ using tactics that will certainly backfire and end up weakening Eritrea and Tigrai. Just like the PFDJ, the TPLF hasn’t made a statement to fight the destructive fascist moves happening under their noses in Mekelle. Both parties use the same tactics at the expense of the interest of the region and beyond.

Until recently I believed both systems, in-spite of their flaws, were secularists. Now I have concluded the PFDJ has transformed itself into another religion, and the TPLF seems to be under the grip of primordial sectarian influences. Otherwise, how could they both be silent?

I believe any genocidal project is legitimate. How could governments keep silent when groups are contemplating to commit genocide on an entire people, to expel entire people from their abode? How could any respectable government simply watch silently as hate and violence is being spread and promoted?

I believed and still believe that any peace proposal should be seen from the national perspective—Ethiopia and Eritrea. It’s should be judged based on universal values of human rights, respect of citizenship, and rejection of bloodshed and violence in general. It is a crime we cannot afford to ignore. The interest of citizens’ peace, economic wellbeing, and political stability, and justice cannot be downplayed.

But unfortunately, the Southern border is where the problems are. Deal with it, both so-called Tigrinya speakers and to a lesser extent, Amharinya speakers. Progressive intellectuals should take the lead because the topic cannot be left to medieval minded pseudo-intellectuals.

Encourage people to address root-causes, not emotional temper tantrums.

Racists, extremists, and fanatics, should be confronted with determination.

In Tigrai, I wish to see a region governed by a secular system. Unfortunately, Tigrai (and Ethiopia to a lesser extent) has not been truly secular. The clergy should be pushed out from the political and governing realm and be limited to the church, to attend to the spiritual needs of the people–It’s hard to imagine any enlightenment in a religious institution by the clergy.

So, all those who repeat cheap slogans of secularism and justice, must stop their noisy screams and for a change, practice it and behave like secularists.

As for Eritreans, we have a tougher task of removing the regime that has brought us to this juncture so that we can usher a true, democratic, secular system in a nation that respects and values its citizens. My main wish is to see justice established in our beloved homeland.

Samples of background content:

  1. What Ethiopian-Eritrean “Friendship” ?
  2. Bridge Over Mereb and Other Rivers
  3. “ድልድይ በመረብና ሌሎች ወንዞች ላይ” በሳልህ ጆሃር – አቅራቢ ተፈሪ አለሙ

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 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 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 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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  • Nitricc

    Hi all this war. And congrats to the stupid Eritrea’s who are stupidly obsessed with the YaAkil poison pill of TPLF thugs. This is what they are doing so, just you know.

    • Nitricc

      The good thing is there are real Eritreans who will stand up to the cowards. Thanks Brothers Romodan Sirage. Thank you; tell them.

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ካብ ሓደ ንላዕሊ ትርጉም ዘለወን። ከይነውሓኩም ንሎሚ ዘን ዝስዕባ ፍለጡለይ:

    • Kokhob Selam

      Thank you መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ:-

      I will come back… if no one comes to answer..


    • Ismail AA

      ሰላም መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

      ጽባሕ – ዝተጸብሐ (እንጀራ)
      ሓዘን – እገሌ ነተን ደርሁ ሓዘን
      መርዘን- መጠንከሪ ሓደ ነገር
      ሰበረ – እገሌ ነቲ ዕንጸይቲ ሰበረ
      ካሳ – ናብቲ ካሳ ከድካ ክፈል
      ምምላስ – ደስ ዘይብለካ ምብላዕ ሳዕነኑ ምምልስ እዩ
      ሓዊ – ሓዊ ዘማይ መጺኡ
      ኣባይ – ኣባይና ይከልክለልና ይበሃል
      ሳራ – ሳራን ኣብራያምን ኩኑ ወይ ስኒት ይኹን ሓዳርኩም።
      ተስፋ ይገብር ንበዓል ኾኮብ፣ ሃይለ፣ ኣማን ሕድራትን ዶ/ ፓዎልስን እዚ ሓንጢጠዮ ዘለኩ ከይተርእዮም። እዚ ሸሃይ ካን ሎምስ ዓቢዱ ዓጅውጀው ኢሉ ከይብሉኒ።

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        ሰላማት ኢስማዒሎ!
        ሸሃይ ዳርጋ ኩለን ረኺቡወን: A ድማ ረኺቡ ።

        ‘ታ ናይ ሳራ ግን ‘ታቐዳመይቲ ትርጉማ ኮይና ተሰሚዓትኒ። ሓንቲ ካልአይቲ ትርጉም ኣላታ።
        “ጽባሕ” ድማ ሰለስተ ትርጉም ኣለዋ። ናተይ ሕቶ ግን ክልተ ትርጉም ዘለወን ጥራይ ስለዝሓተትኩ ጽቡቕ ኣለኻ።

        ቁሩብ “ስትረስ ተጉደለልና” ብምባል’የ ካብ ኣርእስቲ ናይዝጽሑፍ ናብ ካልእ ሸለው ኣቢለኩም ‘ሞ ኣይትሓዙለይ ሰብ-ዓዋተ።

      • Kokhob Selam

        Dear Ismail AA,

        Welcome.You see you have been missed very go to Jebena page see what is written and enjoy..


    • Amanuel Hidrat

      መርሓባ ማሃንድሳይ,

      ነቲ እስማዒሎ ዘቅረበልና ቁሩብ ከስፍሖ ክፍትንየ:: እምበኣር ብምትራርን ምፍኳስን ነቶም ቃላት ዝተፋላለየ ትርጉም ከምዘለዎም ክእምትየ:: እንሆ ኸአ ከምዚ ዝስዕብ ከቅርቦም እየ::

      1- ጽባሕ = ዝተጸብሔ መግቢ (“ባ” ክተርር ከሎ)
      ጽባሕ = tomorrow (“ባ” ክተርር ከሎ)
      ጽባሕ = ቀጻሊ መዓልቲ ናይ ሓደ occasion. ንኣብነት ጽባሕ ልደት “ባ” ክተርር ከሎ::

      2- ሓዘን = ነተን መጻሕፍቲ ምሳኻ ሓዘን:: keep them with you “ዘ” ክተርር ከሎ
      ሓዘን = ምጉሃይ ብሕማቅ ኣጋጣሚ:: ንኣብነት ኣብቲ እንዳ ሓዘን ነይረ:: “ዘ” ክፎክስ ከሎ::

      3- መርዘን = ሕማም ርእሲ:: ንኣብነት መርዘን ሒዛትኒ::
      መርዘን = መኽበዲ:: ንሓደ ነገር ንፋስ ከይወስዶ መርዘኒ ትገብረሉ::

      4- ሰበረ = ግሲ ናይ ምስባር to break. “በ” ክፎክስ ከሎ::
      ሰበረ = ዓይነት ዘራእቲ እኽሊ ንብዙሕ ዝጠቅም:: “በ” ክተርር ከሎ::

      5- ካሳ = ገንዘብ መቀመጢ:: ንኣብነት:: ካብቲ ካሳ ሚእቲ ቅርሺ አምጸአለይ::
      ካሳ = word origin for ካሕሳ probably from Geeze.

      6- ምምላስ = vomiting. Derived ካብ ተምላስ:: ሎሚ አምሊሱኒ:: ከም አንቀጽ ክትጥቀመሉ ከለኻ::
      ምምላስ = to return something. ዝተለቀሕካዮ ምምላስ ግቡእ’ዩ::

      7- ሓዊ = fire ሓዊ ነዲዱ
      ሓዊ = healing ሓዊ’ዩ እቲ ቁስሉ::

      8- አባይ = derived from ምእባይ: one who refuse
      “ባ” ክተርር ከሎ::
      አባይ = በጅኡ “ባ” ክፎክስ ከሎ::

      9- ሳራ = means princess ልዕልቲ::

      • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

        ሰላማት ኤማ!

        ጽቡቕ ጌርካ ገሊጽካዮ። እወ ብምትራርን ምፍኳስን ‘ዩ ትፍልልይ።
        “ኣባይ” ሳልሰይቲ ትርጉማ ዘኪረ።
        “ሳራ” ገና ሓንቲ ትርጉም ተሪፋታ ላ።
        “ሓዊ” ምስ ናይ ኢስማዒሎ ወሲኽና ሰለስተ ትርጉም ኮይነን።
        ‘ዛ Aካ ኣብዛ ጁባኻ!

        • Amanuel Hidrat

          ሰላም ማሃንድሳይ,

          ኩሉ ኣሳማት ትርጉም ከምዘለዎም ንስሕቶ አይመስለንን:: ን “ሳራ” ከም ሽም ትርጉሙ አቅሪበ አለኹ:: ካልኣይ ትርጉም ክረክብ አይከኣልኩን:: እንተልዩ ክመሃር ይጽበ:: ካልኣይ ናይ “ኣባይ” ሳልሳይ ትርጉም ንግዚኡ የብለይኒ:: ካብ ካልኦት እንተመጸ ጽቡቅ እንተዘይኮነ ንስኻ ትህበና:: ሳልሳይ ትርጉም “ሓዊ” ነታ ብኢስማዒሎ ዝቀረበት ከም ሳልሰይቲ ትርጊም ቅብልቲ’ያ::

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ሰላማት ኤማ
            ነተን ዝተረፋ
            ኣባይ = ‘ት ሓላፍነት ኣባይ ወዲቑ
            ሳራ = ክልቲአን ፊደላት ኣትርር ኣብለን። ሳሆ ደኣ ከይከውን እምበር ንኣብነት ስረ ከተግፊሖ ንኡሽተይ ሳራ [ወሽመጥ] ተእትወሉ።

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            ሰላም ማሃንድሳይ,

            On “ኣባይ” you are correct. I failed to remember. ኣባይ በጺሑ::
            On “ሳራ” it is new word to me. A new add to my vocabulary. Thank you.

  • Nitricc

    Greetings Awate-Team. This web site is losing its flare. The amount of Tigrigna and Tigrigna narretives are becoming very destructive to the flow of the English articles. I am not saying Tigrigna should be banned but how about every Tigrigna articles and Tigrigna poems strictly assigned to Jebena section of the site? This is just my take!!!

  • Hameed Al-Arabi

    Ahlan Awates,

    Isaias is on a visit to Khartoum for two days. He leads a delegation consisted of the minister of foreign affairs and security advisor. Isaias will meet his long-time intimate friends in Khartoum who will open for him the doors of Sudan widely. From now on, Isaias’ security will roam Sudan freely without any hindrance.

    Isaias’ visit to Khartoum proves my reading about the Sudanese revolution in April 2019.


  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ


    ባሊቃ ዶ መልጎም
    ኣበይ ‘ዩ ኸ ዓዶም

    ክልቲኦም ፈረንጂ
    ኣበይ ክብሎ ኣነ ሕጂ

    ክራር ዶ ዋጣ
    ቆስጣ ዶ ሳላጣ
    ሓንዳይ ዶ ገበጣ
    ኩሉ ማሕረ
    ጥራይ ኣይተስመዓኒ ዝርጉም ኣንበጣ

    መኪና ዶ በቕሊ
    ዝግኒ ዶ ሓምሊ
    ሃብቲ ዶ ዓቕሊ
    ኣየናይ ትደሊ?
    ትምርጫ ን ኣንባቢ ይገድፎ

    ፍልጠት ዶ ሰልዲ
    ተባዕ ዶ ዋላ ስዲ
    ከምቲ ሃጸይ ዓዲ-ሃሎ ግዲ

    ሳርያን ዶ እጀ-ጠባብ
    ምስናዕ ዶ ምልጋብ
    ጥሜት ዶ ጽጋብ
    ምውርዛይ ዶ ምዕምባብ
    ሹሽ ከይሰምዓና እቲ ሰባብ

    ህግደፍ ዶ ዜሮ
    ዜሮ ደኣ ‘ንታይ ይጎድሎ

    ዜሮ ይሕሸኒ ካብ ህግደፍ
    ዳሕዳሓዮ ‘ንዶ ኣይትሰከፍ
    ህግደፍ ዝ “ጎደሎ” ደኣ ኣበይ ‘ከ ይልከፍ
    ተኺኢሉ ይቐትል ተዘይኮይኑ ይጻረፍ

    ትጠቅም ነገር ዘይብሉ
    ካብ ዜሮ ደኣ ብሽሕ ዕጽፊ ‘ኳ ‘ዩ ጎዲሉ
    ዜሮ ‘ዛ ምልክዕቲ ትሕሸሉ
    ኣብ ነጋቲቭ ‘ኳ ‘ዩ ቦቚሉ
    ኣድጊ ከይተባህለ ተሪፉ ኣብ ዒሉ
    ተኺእልኩም ሕዘኑሉ
    ደሓን ተቦርቚቑ ምስጠፈአ ትዕልሉ

  • “nsKum – nHna”
    perspective confessed here……

  • Haile S.

    Selam Saleh,

    Very very funny! Especially on how to make the tense, the repressed and the uncomfortable laugh and make them comfortable for the sake of nations. Your gesture and tips to invent the “laugh-inducing spray” reminded me of one that already actually exists. Sorry, I hope I am not spoiling your quiz for the young :-). It is the ready made whipped cream sold in canisters or Ready-Wip (other brands may exist). In addition to being delicacy, it contains the laughing gas or nitrous oxide (N2O), the compressed gas that helps the cream to expand. N2O is one of the first anaesthetics to be discovered and in pure form is still in used as anaesthetic by dentists to relax patients. It gives a sense of euphoria. So here you have a cheap and perfect remedy for the condition you diagnosed.

    • Saleh Johar

      Why HaileS?
      Now you denied me the immortality of being called the sponsor of an inventor .

      But I have seen that in a movie (and some friends high on weeds). Nitrous Oxide does that? Nor that I do not believe you, bit I will wait for our Nitricc to second you 🙂

      Now let’s see how we can use it (I am serious)

      Does it come in spray? How much does it cost? Is it a hazardous material? How long does the effect of one second spray last? Can its overdose kill — I don’t trust the intelligence of our fascists, we might end up with all of them, well… you know–we don’t want another Jim Jones episode.

      • Haile S.

        Good morning Saleh,

        I thought you went to the nearest grocery buy Readi-Wip and tried it. Yes I am talking about the aerosol spray that you can put over your cake or cup of strawberries. Sometimes people spray it directly on their mouth inhaling the N2O at the same time, the reason I thought could do the job you wanted. My children spray it directly on their mouth. I remind them not to abuse it. I never tried it myself. I checked the fridge, couldn’t find now, will try next time.

        When I said “ready made whipped cream sold in canisters” earlier, I was referring to the aerosol cream, not to the refill pure gas canisters sold in separate small compressed refill containers used to fill the whipped cream machine/dispenser used to prepare manually whipped cream at home. PLEASE DO NOT PLAY WITH OR USE THE REFILL GAS CANISTERS DIRECTLY. THE GAS IS DANGEROUS. IT IS MADE TO FIT AND FILL THE MACHINE, NOT TO BE INHALED DIRECTLY.

        • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ


          ኣንታ ሃይለ! ክንደይ ትረግም ወደይ።

          ኣነ ምስ ክልተ ብጾተይ ኮይነ ፈይ ተብሎ ኣብ ገጽካ ክንምህዝ ይሓስብ ሓዲረ።
          ክገርመካ ራብዓይ ሓደ ሰብ ክሓተኒ ከሎ ተራእዩኒ። ሲሶ [1/3rd] ትበሃል ነገር ደስ ስለ ትብለኒ ኣይትሓዘለይ ኢለዮ።
          ካብ ቀደሙ ርብዒ [1/4th] ዝብሃል ነገር ደስ ኣይብለንን። እንታይ ከምዝኾንኩ።
          ሕጂ ንስኻ ድማ ደሓን ኣይትእቶ እዚ ደኣ ቀደም ዝተማህዘ ትብለና።
          ደሓን ክርኽበካ’የ።

          • Saleh Johar

            Me too. I will never forgive Haile for spoiling it 🙂

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Hi Saleh,
            If it helps, you were the 3rd partner [since it was your idea]. The other one, it should be known 🙂

          • Haile S.

            Selam Mehads,

            Welcome back! How was the laughing gas? In my dream, I saw you and Paul running to the nearest food store to buy a bunch of Reddi-Wip and spraying your mouths. I think Paul is still suffering of bloated stomach and/or anaesthesia:-) 🙂 🙂 . We haven’t heard from him today.
            I am waiting for the revenge – ነገር ዘይጸገበ ጓል ዋጣ ይሕጸ እንድኣሉ! ካብኡ ዝኸፍእ እንታይ ከይመጸኒ! 🙂 🙂 ።
            ሳልሕ ክኣ ልበ-ቦቕቧቕ ስለዝኾነ ዝፈርሆ የብለይን። ሳልሕ ዝፍራህ እንተዝኸውን ለውጢ ኣብ ሃገርና ቀደም ምመጸ! 🙂 🙂 ።

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            Selamat Hailat!
            No wonder I couldn’t find anything. Paul wiped out the whole stock.
            ሳልሕ ዝፍራህ እንተዝኸውን ለውጢ ኣብ ሃገርና ቀደም ምመጸ! [Hailat]
            Now I can laugh without any spray 🙂

          • Haile S.

            እዛ ‘ክረኽበካ’የ’ ስለዘፍርሃትኒ’ሲ ክክሕሰካ ክዋጥየልካ፡ ክብለልካ ቱታ፥

            ክብለልካ ቱታ
            እዛ ቱታ ቱታ ቱታ
            ሎምቅነ ‘ደስኪቭረያ’ ኣብ ሙቪ ብዛዕባ ብላታ

            ኣንታ ወዲ ብላታ
            ወዲ ወዱ ንሓኔታ
            ሃዳኒ ነብሪ ወ ዝዖታ*
            ዘይብሉ መሰታ
            ዝበልዕ ረጒድ ንቑጽ ጣይታ
            ኮረሾ ካብ ለቖታ
            ሓዋዊሱ ምስ ቛንጣ
            ከምዚ ሎሚ ካይኮነ ሥጋ Coco Chanel ሽታ
            ቀደም ኩሉ ይቕረብ ነበረ ብገበታ
            ሎሚ ሰብ ሓሪምዎ ማይ ጠብታ
            ስደት ፈልሲ ኮይና ኤርትራዊ ምልክታ
            እንኮ ዝተረፈትና ‘ታ ፈኸራ ጸወታ
            ኣብ ጥራይ ባይታ
            ግጠም እስኪ ምሃንድሻ፡ በሎ! ኣፍና ዝኸፍት ዘምጽእ ፍሽኽታ
            Reddi-Wip ኣየድልየና ከለኻ ዘይብልካ መሰታ

            *ብብዝሒ ‘ዘራፍ’ ብዝብል ስም እትጽዋዕ እንሰሳ፡ Giraffe.

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            ከምዚ ‘ንዳረኤኹ ከመይ ጌረ ከፍራርሕ። ካላስ! ተማሒርካ [ ‘ዚኣ ቃል ካብ ሳልሕ ‘የ ቆብ ኣቢለያ]
            ንምስጋና ማሰ ተበልኩልካ ንታይ መስለካ? ምስ ሰብ-ዓዋተ ሕውስ ኣቢለ መታን ከይስተማስሉ።

            ማሰ ሰብ-ዓዋተ ማሰ
            ክብል ‘ስከ
            ኣፍቁዱለይ ማሰ
            ኣይትሓዙለይ ካብዛ ምቅርቲ ዛዕባ ኣላጊሰ
            ደሓን ክኽሕሰኩም’የ ተመሊሰ
            ሕጂ ግን እጀ-ጠባበይ ለቢሰ
            ካብ ብርለ ጓዕ ኣቢለ ጎረሮይ ኣተርኪሰ
            ኣብ ርእሰይ ዘሎ ጽዕነት ተፈኾሰ
            ማሰ ክብለልኩም ክቡራት ሰብ-ዓዋተ ማሰ

            ሰብ-ዓዋተ ኣለኹም ዶ
            ሰብ ነጸላ ሰብ ቆብዕ ሰብ ሚዶ

            ምሁራን ሊቃውንቲ ጨጓር ዳንጋ
            ገንዘብ ኣልቦ ርኹባት ሰብ ዱልዱላት መንጋጋ
            ኣለኽንዶ በዓል ትዕበ በዓል ይሕደጋ
            ምሕታት ኣየድልዮን ናይ ሰብ ላንጋ-ላንጋ
            ስለዝኾኑ: ከም ዝጸነሖም ዕዳጋ
            ይስለፉ ሪጋ
            እታ መስርዕ ‘ንተለዋ ናጻ-ስጋ


            ሰብ ዓዋተ ሕብራዎት ከም ፓፓጋሎ
            [ኤእ ይጻረፍ የለኹን]
            ገሌኹም ሊቃውንቲ ገሌና’ሞ እንታይ ክትብሎ
            ሹሽ ከይሰምዓና ይካኣሎ
            ናይ ዓዲ-ሃሎ
            ታ መርዘኑ ከይትዓስሎ
            ሰሚዕኩም ዶ ሰብ ኦስሎ?
            ዝበሃል ዘሎ

            ሓውቲተ ዶ ከም ናታኛሁ

            ናብ ማሰና
            ኣለኹምዶ ሰብ-ዓዋተ
            ብጥሜት ኣይኮነን ዜጋና ዝጓረተ
            ቀደም ብጅምላ ከምዘይ ከተተ
            ኣብ ፈቐዶ ስደት ‘ባ ከርተተ
            ተጸሚድና ኣብዘይውዳእ ሞጎተ
            መዓስ ኢና ንበራበር መን ምስ ሞተ
            ኣይኖው ኣይኖው ሕጂ ድማ ሃውቲተ

            ሰብ-ዓዋተ ተኣከቡ
            ሂን-ምሂን ተባሃሉ ተላዘቡ
            ሰብ ላንጋ-ላንጋ ተዓዘቡ
            ኣብ መስርዕ ሰብ-ዓዋተ ተመዝገቡ
            ሰብኩም ከተርክቡ
            ክንሰምዕ ኣይንደልን ኣፍርክቡ

            ፈይ ነብላ ፈውሲ ተኣዚዛ
            ኣለዋ መስለኒ መኣዛ
            At least ቋሕ ተብለን ነተን ዝፈዘዛ
            ተዘይ ኮይኑ ኩዳ ናይ ዓረዛ
            ሸለው ተብለካ ከምዛ ዋዛ

            ሰሚዕካ ዶ ሃይላት
            ግዜኡ ግዜ በዓላት
            ማዕረ ጌሩና ‘ዞም ድሁላት
            ምስ ድዑላት
            ምስኻትኩም ምስ ፈላጣት
            እዋይ እጥዕም ግዜ!

            ሳልሕ ጆሃር ሳልሕ ዮኑስ
            ረዘንቲ ፋልፋላ ምስ ፋኑስ
            ተስፋ ዘለዎም ማናጁስ
            መስትያት ቤትና ዝዕጉስ
            ክንደይ የሕጉስ
            ኔዎ በልዎ ዓዲ-ሃሎ ንጉስ
            እዚ ቁርሱስ
            ሰባሪ ናይ ወዲ ምኢቲ-ዓመት ምርኩስ

            ኤማ ፓውሎሳይ ምስ ሃይላት
            ናይ ዓዋተ ፐርማነንት ኣባላት
            ብዝተፈላለየ ዓውድታት
            ናይ ገዛና ስልጡናት

            ኣብ ውሽጥኹም በዓል ኢስማዒሎ
            ብጀክኦም ደኣ መን ኣሎ?
            ጻላኢኦም ኔው የብሎ
            ይደቕድቆ ናብ ዲጋ ዓዲ ሓሎ
            Anyone ዝቃወም ንተሎ
            ምንሽርካ ናባና ኣይትትከሎ

            ክልተ ሰመረታት ምስ ሳይሞን
            ብዘይ ብኣኻትኩም ከይ ዘብል ሚዛን

            ኣይ ትጥፍኡ ካብ መኣዲ ዓዋተ
            ብጀካኹም ደኣ መን ሓተተ
            ንጉስ ዓዲ ሃሎ ምስተ ሰናበተ
            ኣብ ባር-በረኸት ካፑቺኖ
            ደሓን ንዓድሞ ንሱዚኒኖ

            ኮኾባይ ንድሕሪት ዘትረፍኩዎ
            መስልኩም ዝረሳዕኩዎ
            ዝዓበየ ክብሪ ክህቦ
            ድሌተይ ዩ ብ ኣካል ክረኽቦ
            መታን ፍልጠቱን ትዕግስቱን ክኸስቦ

            ‘ቶም ካልኦት ዘይጸዋዕኩ ኣባላት
            ብሌም ግበርዎ ን ሃይላት
            ብጸገመይ ‘ዩ ስለዝሓጽረኒ ቃላት

            ወዘተረፈ ኢልኩም መልእዎ
            ንጉድለተይ ሸለል በልዎ
            ኤእ! ጥንቅቕ ንበል ከይትድምስስዎ

          • Haile S.

            ሓደርካ መሃንድሻ፡

            ይበል ይበል እንታይ ገዲፍካ
            ኣንታ ‘ቲ ቃላት ከመይ’ዩ ዝመጸልካ?
            ኣነ ድ’ኣ እንድየ ዝጸዓረልካ
            ከም ኣብ ንግደት ገዛ ገዛ ክዘውር ዝወዓለልካ

            ሰዶ ሰዶ ሰዶ ሰዲ
            ዝገደፍካ የብልካን ንኹሉ ተእንግዶ
            ንኹሉ ኣርኪብካሎ ናይ ዓወተ ወለዶ
            ኣይረሳዕካን ዋላ ‘ቶም ዝመረጹ ከንብቡና ብማዕዶ
            ጠፊኦምና ዘለዉ ጸሓፍቲ ዓበይቲ ፈራዶ
            ዘኪርካ’ውን እሱራት ዓዲ ሰጉዶ

            ካብ ምሽዳድ ምምጓስ ይሕሽርና
            ነንሕድሕድና ኣብ መንጎና
            እቲ ምድራዕ ጸርፊ ኣይውሓደና
            ካብ ዓዲ ሓሎ ኮነ ካብ ናይ ቀረባ ጓና
            ጽቡቕ ጌርካ መሃንድሻ ተስፋ ዝሃብካና
            ኣኽሊል ኣውሊዕ ኣብ ርእስኻ እንካ ተቐበለና።

          • Berhe Y

            ዝኸበርኩም ሀይለን መሃንዲስን

            ግጥሚ ክንበብ ከሎ እየ ዝፈትዎ እምበር ከንብብ ብዙሕ ዓቅሊ አይነበረንን፡ ናይ ክልተኹም ግን ብጣዕሚ ደስ ዝብል እዩ፡፡ እቲ አውራ ዝፈትዎ ድማ፡ ከምቲ አነ ዝዓበኹሉን ፡ ዝሰምዕን ትግራኛ ኢኹም ትጽሕፉ፡፡ ዋላ እዚ ሓድሽ ቓንእቓ ናይ ኢሰያስን፡ ህግደፍን፡ ዝበሃል ጣቃ የብሉን፡፡ አብ ርእስኹም ልብኹም ክብለኩም ዝደሊ፡ ምናልባት አብ ናይ ሳልሕ ወይ እቶም ካልኦት ሰብ ዩቱብ ቻነል ሲ ከም ዕዱማት ኮንኩም (guest contributor) እቲ ግጥምኹም እንተተውስኽሉ እሞ፡ ነቲ ቪድዮ አብ ርእሲ መቀረቱ መቀረት ምወሰኸሉ ይብል፡፡

            ንእግሪ መንገድይ፡ ሓዳ ካብቶም አዝየ ዝፍትዎ ዩቱበርስ (falfasa) ወይ ባክሪ ዝበሃለ፡ አዝዩ መስሓቅን በዓል ዓቢ ቁምነገር መንእሰይ እዩ፡፡ ብጣዕሚ መሃዚ ዝኾነ፡ ለባምን መስተውዓልን፡፡ ዝሓለፋ ክልተ ቪድዮ ብጣዕሚ ደስ ዝብላ እየን፡

            1) ዓዲ ሓሎ ስይንድሮም – ነዞዘም ሰብ ኖርወይ፡ አብ ነርወይ ኮይኖም ናፍቆት ሳዋ ዘይጸገቡ፡፡

            2) ሕርይቲ ጋንታ ኤርትራ፡ ኢሰአያስን እቶም ዕሱባቱን ገይሩ አንተዝጻወት ይሓይሽ፡፡ ኢሉ ዝገበረን አለዋ እም፡ ክሕብረኩም ኢለ እየ፡፡

            እታ አዝያ ዘስሓቀትኒ ዘርባ “መንግስቲ ኖርወይ ነዞም ናይ ዓዲ ሓሎ ስንድሮም ሕማም ዘለዎም ዓቢ ፋቨር እዩ ዝገብረሎም ዘሎ፡፡ ከምይ ንሳቶም ምስ ሳዋን ዓዲ ሓሎን ብዙሕ ምፍቃር ሰለ ዘለዎም፡ እሞ ድማ ክልተ ፍቁራት ብርሑቅ ተፈላልዮም ክነብሩ ጽቡቕ ስለ ዘይኮነ፡ መታን ብሓደ ኮይኖም ፍቅሮም ክቅጽሉ ኢሉ ንኤርትራ ክጥርዞም ደልዮ ዘሎ”

            ልኽዕ ከምቲ ትሕዝቶ እቲ ቪድዮ፡ እቲ ኮመንቲ ናይቶም ተኸታተልቱ እውን ደስ ዝብል እዩ፡፡ ኤርትራና ብሩህ ተስፋ ከም ዘለዎ፡ እዩ ዝሕብር፡፡


          • Haile S.

            Selam Berhe,

            Thank for everything you said. I will watch your suggestion. I am from the older generation, without doubt older than you. For some reason, I thought Mehandis was of the 90s, but he speaks our generation’s tigrigna. He never pronounces ማራ ወዲ ማራ. On reading poems with Saleh, God save you from hearing my voice, ዓዲ ዘሕድግ ድምጺ እዩ ዘለኒ. መሃንድሻ ግና ኣሽንኳይ ዶ ተቓራኒ ጾታ፡ ኣዕዋፍ ዘግ ዘብል ድምጺ ዘለዎ እዩ ዝጥዕም። ከንብቦ ከለኹ ቃንኡ እሰምዖ።

          • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

            የቐንየለይ በርሂኖ!!!
            ሱዚኒኖ ንምራጭ “ትድምጽኻ ንመለኸት ኲናት ተጠቀመሉ ክብሎ ‘ንከሎ ትዝክሩ ዶ?” በሉ ናተይ ድማ ልክዕ ከምኣ ‘ያ።

            ይበል! ይበል! ግጥሚ። ኣይተኻ ኣልካን።

          • Amanuel Hidrat

            Selam Berhe & All,

            Since it is the eve of the weekend, here is the link for those who are not familiar with this hopeful young Eritrean. His YouTube is so fun, but it is always ዋዛ ምስ ቁምነገር:: He very creative.


  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ


    “ፈረሰካ ኣይቱግዳእ ኣባባ”
    ትብል ዘረባ
    ቅድሚ ምስማዕኩም

    ማይ ምስታይ ደው ኣብሉ
    ገለ ነገር ክቑርጥም ከይትብሉ

    ዝኣምሰሉ ቃላት ከይንሰምዕ
    ከይንሰቲ ከይንበልዕ

    በሉ ናብ መደበይ ክኣቱ
    ኩሉ ሰብ ኣለዎ ነናቱ
    ዋላ ተኾኑ ውን ማናቱ
    ደሓን ሕጂ ምሳይ ከይትህውትቱ
    ግን ተረድኡ ኣይበልኩኹምን ሰክቱ

    ወይ ጉድ
    ዛ መልእኽቲ ናይ ሳልሕ ጆሃር
    ንኹሉ ‘ያ ትትንክፍ ንላህመት ንጨጓር
    እዝኑ ንዝጸሉ ክመሃር
    ኣብ 3 ካልኢት
    ካብ በይ-ኤርያ ናብ ሰምሃር
    ኣሽኪዕካ ናይ ኣብዪ ምድማር
    ዳርጋ ንፍጥነት ብርሃን ከተርክብ ምጽዓር
    ግርም እነሀልኩም ኣብ ቢያቲ መዓር!

    ስነ ቀመማውያን ናይ ገዛ ዕዮ
    ተዋሂቡካ ኣሎ ኣናድዮ

    ገለ ነገር ዝንፋሕ
    ተዋሂቡካ ‘ሎ ዝስራሕ
    ንዝተጨምደደ ገጽ ንምፍታሕ
    ሓንጎል ጸበብቲ ንምስፋሕ
    ዘይሕጋዊ ከይት ሰርሕ ንኣምላኽካ ፍራሕ
    ሕጊ ኣይተፍርስ ግን ጉራሕ
    ኣማን ዶ?

    ነቶም ስነ ርእሲ ዘጽና ዕኩም
    ዕዮ ገዛ ከምዝተዋህበኩም
    ተስፋ ‘ለኒ ከምዝፈለጥኩም
    ኤእ! ኣነ ይኮንኩን ሳልሕ ‘ዩ ኢልኩም

    ዝተሃሰዩ ዜጋታት ኣለውና
    ዘይረኸቡ ጥዕና
    ጥዑያት ክመስሎ ግን ተወሪሮም ብውሽጣዊ ስንክልና

    ተዘይ ክኢልኩም ተወከሱ ንሰብ ቆሎ
    ንሓደ ፍሉጥ ሰብ ሓግዘኒ በሎ
    ንሱ ንተኸኣሎ
    ‘ንታይ ይፍለጥ ኡስ ኢልካ ኣብሽር በሎ

    ኣብኡ ደው ኣይበለን
    ንሰብ ታሪኽ ‘ውን

    ኣለዉ ሽሕ ዓመት ዘኪሮም
    ንሕና ኢና ኢሎም

    ኣበይ ከም ዘለዉ ዘይፈልጡ
    ንድሕሪት ተመሊሶም ዝገላበጡ

    ነቲ ታሪኽ ባሕጪሮሞ
    ሓንሳብ ናይ ኣምሓራ ጥሪ ኢሎም ናብ ኦሮሞ
    ‘ቲ መበቆሎም ግን ናበይ ኢለሞ
    ስለዝኾነ ‘ዩ ድማ ሳልሕ ዝገረሞ

    ስለዚ ታሪኽ ዘጽናዕኩም
    ሓግዝዎም በጃኻትኩም

    ሕጂ ግደፉኒ
    ንሳልሕ ክጸርፎ ስለዘለኒ
    ተማሒርካ ‘ለኻ ከይበለኒ

    ክልተ ግዜ ጥራይ ‘የ ጸሪፈዮ
    ናብ ካልእ ኣዘንቢለ ረሲዐዮ
    ገለ ሓሙሽተ ግዜ ክሓምዮ
    ‘ዶ ዋላስ ከርእዮ
    ‘ዘን ሓደስቲ ኮዮ

    ደስ ከይብሎ ዝገዛእኩወን
    ብ ኣካል ተርኺበዮ

    ትብሉ ትኾኑ ኮዮ ‘ንታይ ኣመጸኦ
    ብዙሕ ዩ ኣብ ውሽጠይ ዝሓብኦ

    ሕስድና’ዩ ትብሉ ትኾኑ
    ንሓንጎልኩም ሰለ ትኣምኑ

    ሓንጎልኩም ኣይጠዓየን
    ነብስኹም ይኣርግ ሓንጎልኩም ግን ኣይዓበየን

    ኣምኑኤል ሕድራት
    ሰሪሕካያ ‘ዶ ‘ታ ጥዕምቲ ሽታ
    ፈሽ-ፈሽ ኣብለልና ‘ስከታ
    ካብ ምጽዋግ ተተቐየረ ናብ ፈገግታ
    ንምስጋና ዓዲመኩም ኣለኹ
    ውዒቲ ሽሮ ምስ ልስልስቲ ጣይታ

  • መሃንድስ-ምዕባለ

    ሰላማት ሳልሕ!
    ምሳሕ ንዳበላዕኩ ንድይ ይሰምዓ ኔረ: ቀቲልካኒ ኔርካ። ብሰሓቕ ተሰርኒቐ።
    ብጣዕሚ መሃርን መስሓቕን!

    • Saleh Johar

      ኣይፋልካን መሃንድስና ፥
      ኣይትሰርነቅ ዳኣ፥ ክኢላ ገጣማይ ዘይብልና ክንዝኽትም !

      • Berhe Y

        Hi Saleh,

        I got a good laugh as well, specially when you talk about the party for the seb qole.

        Just could of points.

        1) I think the Tigrian guy on SBS his name is Muluberhan (I only knew him recently), but his name is repeated.

        2) May be it’s me, but it does not give the option to click subscribe / like the video. I see the video embedded on the awate article instead of opening a new link and sending me to YouTube.


        • Saleh Johar

          Hi Berhe,
          I am glad you got a smile from it.
          I will check the name. Thank you
          The video is linked, not embedded. But the subscribe button is on the bottom right corner of the video. Press the red sign and it active. On youtube, the button is on the video and also separately under the video.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Saleh,

            I went to you tube and subscribed. I still don’t see the subscribe you said on the page. What I mean is the video plays right inside the page and it doesn’t open a new page.


          • Saleh Johar

            Berhe, it’s all the same but the subscribe button is there. If you wish to go to YouTube you have to click the YouTube icon on the bottom right corner of the video and it switched to YouTube e. Thanks.

          • Berhe Y

            Hi Saleh,

            I know I was just making a comment based on my experience. I wanted a lot of people to subscribe to your channel and when you make the gesture to subscribe, just to let you know I didn’t see it until I went to you tube.

            I don’t know what’s best but I thought opening a new link and going to YouTube would be better. What I am trying to say is I have been listening to your channel and only today I was able to subscribe, by coping to YouTube the link.

            But off course you know better.