Dare you, Judge!
Judge me, judge me not,
I have been accused of crimes committed against the lot.
By day or night,
I burgled houses at gun point.
While they strolled in the market,
I empted peoples' pocket,
When they least expected.
Ruthlessly, I cut fingers,
To snatch studded gold or silvers.
I even brutally killed the unsuspected
When I became blood thirsted.
All these, to nurture my otherwise expensive habits.
But dare you, Judge convict and
Condemn me to death.
I am a lover of a girl,
Who regards me as her pearl,
You happened to father,
With a woman you have had
and still engaged in a kinky sexual affairs.
You see! We both are hooked
To the same bed rock.
if I slip and trip over the rope,
You too will soon find yourself wrapped up in the heap.
Copyright Haileselassie Girmay