World of Stars is a collection of poetry that portrays the beauties of nature and human experiences in the world. The poems enumerate various places, events, personas, notions and conditions that deserve poetic attention. A portion of the poems are made for tributes and gratitude to great personas who make this world as adorable as it is.
The poems are on varied topics and distinct from each other. Abstract and subjective ideas are woven into the poems to highlight the degree of transcendence. All the poems are metrical composition. By illustrating the good side of the world and nature within it, the poems aim to elevate people to a good way of looking at life as beautiful and meaningful.
Heroes and Heroines
Coronavirus invaded the world by surprise
And forced lockdowns to every enterprise.
As days and nights were filled with crisis
Doctors and nurses defended human species.
Deadly virus spread fast like wild fire
Overwhelming conditions of health care
Covid virus paralleled modern warfare
But doctors and nurses fought it harder.
Without worries for their own safety
With great endeavour to save humanity,
As heroes and heroines with most reality
Doctors and nurses are the best of society.
The pandemic appears contained on balance
Kudos to all healthcare workers for brilliance.
Majestic in appearance and deep in substance
Doctors and nurses are noblest at every glance.
If not for the greatness of modern medicine
Covid would have killed all behind the scene.
Like midnight stars that adorn a blue sky
Doctors and nurses adorn the world on the fly.
Creating a fictional world appears as easy as imagination. But that is not all; crafting a fictional world has 3 stages.
The first stage is FORMULATION. I figure out what the story would have to look like. This stage is the incubation of an IDEA that will generate a desirable storyline. Visualizing fiction is not limited to the bounds of reality. This will involve a thorough and deeply meditative stage with the intention to produce it with writing. When the story expands over time it leads to the second stage where the story gets its formal shape.
The second stage is OUTLINING the story as creatively as possible. To lay out the main characters of the story, and to identify the stories dimension. What? Where? And when? These 3 W’s would necessarily or unnecessarily be added to the story plot to craft it in a sensible way.
The third and final stage of crafting fiction is EXECUTION. Getting geared into exploring the unknown world and unchartered territory. To put as many substances as possible into the fictitious world from different angles. To build the fiction to make it big enough to be visible. Details of the fictional world play into the game of crafting and the finish line is the conclusion.
The world and life in general was promising to me until I was 17 years in my native country of Ethiopia. While a high school student in 1974, the world around me came crashing down when communist military Junta took state power and soon started a killing spree, at times committing mass murder. This was very traumatizing and the start of Stalinist ‘Red Terror’ on the ground. It was bad enough to hate being in life. From this, I quickly learnt life in the world is about taking on adventures.
With six of my school friends and one of our teachers, we formed an alliance to take action against the Junta. With 2 years of preparation we had managed to inform the public and get the local police headquarters on our side. Then, in April 1976 we staged a rebellion without violence in Nekempte, provincial capital of Welega. The revolt was short-lived, nothing lost with little gain. Amidst media control of the Junta, the news of rebellion was heard across the country. After that, my friends and I vowed to individually take on challenges for democracy as a life-long mission. We split apart and I went underground. When the security situation became harsh, I left the country for Sudan.
Despite traumatizing news and the realities around me with the ‘Periods of Gloom and Doom’, I took refuge in reading classical poetry which became my long time passion.
After a long journey through ups and downs, I suffered a car accident in Sudan, and left Africa all together - migrating to Canada in 1990. Through my journey in life, I looked around for a drug of relief from grief and nostalgia. Poetry reading had become my choice for entertainment and to delete bad memories and traumas. Soon after I realized that positive poetry is as good as drugs, music and paintings are, I decided to write one and here I begin with World of Stars.
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