The straw that killed the camel...

I triumphed over the desert sun
My hooves didn’t sink in the dunes

The valleys didn’t swallow me
Nor did the lightning curb my stride

The burden never weighed
Distance never swayed
Noise never fazed me
Silence never scared me

The wind never blew my determination away
And rain never filled me with false hope

My sight never failed me
My hearing was tone perfect all along

Bullets didn’t terrorise my inside
Hunger never excavated my pride

I never gave up
I never gave in
I never grew tired
I never looked back
I never relented
I never regretted

I always looked forward...until I saw the darkness inside

Selam Kidane
August 5, 2009