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the great speech of great dictators is not so great... listen, either they speak once to all or they speak all at once and they mean nothing at all! dictators make wars out of the blue and talk and and and and ... they know young men love war not because they hate peace or they uphold patriotism just as alternative to poverty war is a method of escapism for young men... simply, the theory is this: better to be field-mouse than house-mouse during dictators' unstoppable long speech: while house-mouse has to watch TV sit and mourn, field-mouse has got leisure to play horn! *____ hantuuta manaa mannaa dalga-mureessa wayya

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Date: 11/29/2015 3:05:00 PM
Assefa, thank you for sharing interesting perspective. I enjoyed. SKAT
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Assefa Dibaba
Date: 12/3/2015 4:26:00 PM
Hi SKAT, Glad to hear that you liked it. Nothing like your "A Lesson in Love" though... Where are you these days, I do not hear from you often... :)
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Assefa Dibaba
Date: 11/29/2015 3:10:00 PM
Thank you so much for your encouraging. I am enjoying the different insights you bring into poetry in your poems. I also asked if you could exchange emails. Thanks Ase
Date: 11/29/2015 10:02:00 AM
I found this to be an intriguing piece. It makes me thankful to be a Canadian.
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Assefa Dibaba
Date: 11/29/2015 10:19:00 AM
Dear Richard, Thank you so very much for your encouraging words. There have been lots of sources of my inspirations from that part of the beautiful world where you are: Leonard Cohen is my #1 favorite, and lately, Stephen Jenkins, not a poet really, but a story-teller and writer. And Edward Chamberlin! Now to your poem/s, to "Filling Up on Empty" Thank you again Ase