Aksum the Empire
Devoured itself into the thin air
Without a single shot fired
By an enemy power.
Why? One would wonder!
Aksum one of the powerhouses
Flanked by Persia in the East
Roman Empire in the North
Commerce, technology in abundance.
Rule of law in adherence,
Isopolity in fairness.
A case in point: unlike
In Menelik who broke Tigrais' endurance
But during Yohannes
There were confederates:
Yeah, Metera, Moroe, Yemen and Damot.
Grace and beauty;
Like the obelisks erect
With no moral or design defect
Nor decadence, sexual derelict
Aksum lived on in tranquility,
Until, hold your breathe!
The bastard emerged in the vicinity.
Aksum deeply mysterious
Like its palaces below ground, imperious
Aksum was in charge of the waves,
Notwithstanding the outcrops and caves,
The pirates and thieves
Her ships did brave.
Carrying the goods so much craved.
But why did Aksum finally cave in and gave?
A maritime supremacy
It fell to the bottom of the sea,
Oblivious thereafter for anyone to see.
While the other three still maintain their legacy?
Aksum did in fact suffered Hamartia,
She gave birth to dubious Habesshia
An atavistic trait flaw, a marplot;
An aginner who set out
in cahoots with enemy lot
To destroy the family’s plot.
To these days he is at it,
Deracinating what little is left,
Fate had it,
He has been and evermore so
A domineering dictator,
So much so nations under his feet
With no level playing field
To manifest their identities whatsoever; compelled
With no right to break free;
As in the age of slavery.
Not only their labour,
Their services of sexual pleasure,
But also, their person has been given as dowry,
whigmaleerie for the nation unitary.
Alas! Comminute the Amhara elite culprits
To manumit nations that are muted.