Bewketu Seyoum. likes · talking about this. OFFICIAL FAN PAGE. Bewketu Seyoum is a novelist and poet from Ethiopia. Currently he lives in. Bewketu seyoum. See more of Ethiopian poems የኢትዬጲያ ስነ-ፅሁፍ መድረክ on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Ethiopian poems. Bewketu Seyoum is a young Ethiopian writer from Gojjam, southwest of Addis Ababa. He studied psychology at Addis Ababa University and.

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I thought he must have become mesmerized by the flow of the water, because he stayed there for nearly twenty minutes.

The project would cost a few hundred thousand birr. Beggars who manage not to beg from foreigners will be given special rewards. Recruit a team of sociologists to conduct a study on the standards of beggars and grant those that are the most honest begging licenses. The funds necessary for the organization and implementation of such will come from a specially assigned budget.

After the bill was paid, the old man returned to sit beside me. It was no matter, as I concluded that it was better to be driven home in comfort by a car that cost twenty thousand than to be killed by one costing half a million. My proposal puts forward a way to resolve the situation. In he received the best young writer award of Ethiopia from the president. As well as a license they would receive training that would help them to learn how to distinguish themselves from the unlicensed poor.

Fearing he might now expect me to order drinks as compensation, I said goodbye and left. I am suggesting the following steps be taken: The old man stopped eating, and with his clean hand picked a book off the top of the pile. The owner himself brought me a Coke, his wife brought me the opener, and yet another waiter appeared with a glass.

Then he came back to the dumpster and resumed his search. Glossary key wot — a traditional spicy stew made from cayenne peppers Bole — an upper-class area that has commercial beketu residential centers berbere — a richly colored spice mixture Editorial note: The flag is part of Poetry Jazz: Perhaps it would be best to say she was a woman already in her prime who might remain there another thirty years.

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Being that as it was, I walked to Arat Kilo today. I could not take it anymore and covered my nose with my hand, pretending I had been amused by something. I am suggesting the following steps be taken:. I had come up with an idea for the Ethiopian Millennium. I inched closer to the beggar intent on his search and employed a tone imbued with the kindness my Ethiopian-ness gives me. But if I wished to remain the sort of gentleman used to being able to spend fifty birr a day, it seemed hardly fitting to submit to death brought about by a rope worth only a quarter.

I began to get tired and bored. I told her I was going home and she told me to get in, which I did. So I decided I would see if I could manage to die by being hit by a luxury car instead.

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At first only old or rusted cars, buses cloudy with dust, and mud-covered bulldozers drove by. For many years my daily spend was fifty birr. Once inside I quickly appraised the car and concluded it could not be worth more than twenty thousand birr. Whilst Millennium celebrations are underway, beggars will wear good clothes, not rags, and those who say they do not possess such clothes will be sponsored by local garment manufacturers.

Those that persist as beggars must be removed from the country and stopped from finding homes in neighboring countries better a country that forfeits some of her own citizens rather than one filled with dishonest unlicensed beggars.

Walking is good for the health—it saves you from the headaches that come from having to pay for taxis. The project I want to do focuses on begging. How could I give my attention to a person that I had just had to pay for?


If any licensed beggars beqketu found idling or attempting to beg bewkteu places outside of the designated begging stations, their begging licenses will be instantly revoked. Cia RinneNebiy Mekonnen. Once out of the city, track the ousted beggars by satellite, follow their movements into the regions to establish whether or not they have returned to begging. If they complain, advise them on how to create other jobs for themselves and, if they are not able to do so, remove them from the capital.

I would indeed have to put an end to myself! Having made my decision, I stood on the side of the road at Arat Kilo and began to wait. Not a young lady, exactly, but nor would it be appropriate to label her old. That my old neighbor who I beeketu to cut my hair would now be losing income because of this.

It’s All the Same

I have been undisciplined in my spending habits thus far only because I have not been thinking in exact numbers and figures. The money for this will come from a specially assigned budget. Eventually I realized I should not be getting so emotional over lost hair. I was so saddened I gave him ten birr and he went immediately to a shop nearby and bought a flashlight with the money I gave him. The old man was right; when he said this, I had no choice but to get up, wash my hands, and join him.

It would not even have taken that long to install the faucet the water was coming from. Subscriber Tools Renew Donate. He has published two further verse collections and two novels. Damn my third-grade math teacher—if he had only taught me more about numbers, I might not be so lost now in this age where even the tiniest children know how to use calculators.