Poems about Alemseged Sisay (Aleme Gammo) and his styles from best poets of the world.

To the World Laurette Aleme Gammo :

Poet Michael McDermott,Ireand

Some cautionary lines for poets to ponder;

the writer unlocked a gruesome yarn
from the caverns of his keyboard
words of an original daring plot
in a language bold and cold
it was a troubling tale
of killings in the world of academia
so intriguing
that a a classical epic version
needed to be told
I outlined it for some former collogues
with Beaujolais over dinner
very attentive and concerned were they
to hear full explanations
as foolishly I give them details
they schemed to take advantage
and soon my piece
appeared as theirs
in prestigious publications.

Certificate to Aleme Gammo -
my chosen
“World Laureate”

A poet of rare distinction
Aleme Gammo has devised and taught me
Many styles of poetry pure

Kindly philosopher teacher
Shares here his new ways of doing things
Flexibly bending standard norms

Experiments with line and form
Assonance consonance and end rhyme
Still using alliteration

My haku has eight syllables
In first and third lines with nine in line two
There is no line end rhyming here

Aleme is a genius
Because he has shown me how to write
Poetry without worrying

Aleme shows Metrical Feet
Are not the be all and end all of
Poetic art and discussion

Thank you so much Aleme for
Teaching and proving how poetry
Transforms views and opinions

Haku written by Rosewinter515
For Aleme Gammo
October 18th, 2022

By Jesna Sajan,India

Courage and Faith is Aleme’s greatest,
Building 113 styles of poetic Styles,
Like a pearl, undiscovered, shining in the dark,
We have learned many forms, poetic words spark,

Gammo Styles, Sonnet, Free verse, Benna
Bonkie, Akaki, Daramalo, Krikos, bole,
Gulele, Arada, Chencha, Kaliti, Shegole,
Chammo Lake, Tartlet, Koyra, Gardula

Wolayta, Ganta, Wazaka, Elgo, Ari, Konso,
Fedel, Leila-Aleme, Aleme-Novenary,
Cenotaph, Haho-Gammo, Vagrant,
Abyssinia, Aleme-nonuplet, Burji Nonastich

Jinka Sonnet, Zaysae-Gammo, Zargulla,
Dasenech-Decastich, Gembella-Septet,
More poetic styles we have yet to learn
Developed by Alemseged Sisay from Ethiopia


In ancient times, the Laurel wreaths were awarded more
to victors as a sign of honour for winning war.

Achieving distinction in a particular field,
dominating the literary life as revealed
really deserves to be honoured; Your achievement
is composing 120 + poetic forms is the reason;

It’s a matter of great achievement and acclaimed
collections of poetry over years has gained
you a position of respect in the community
for your accomplished literary work truthfully.

Your contributions will be remembered by
the future readers, sure chances are very high.

by Yvette Louise Melech,United Kingdom

Getting down to court procedures
Be a tiresome task
Especially within circumstances thrusting of inconceivable hardships

Sticking to the facts, which possess many loopholes
Be there many dragon’s breathing fire against us.

I be at the start myself of such a mountain to climb.
Which track to take ?
Using our gut is often the secret.
It’s a long way to get justice

The be autocratic system isn’t going away
We’re all fighting for a calmer future

One’s nest be one’s pot to pick from
How many pieces of court papers seem to have invisible legs.
Then you find them, where you least expect
No wonder lawyers look half dead.
I’m sticking to the arts.
Even though, I was tempted to become
A high end barrister, at times.

Stick with what we love
I don’t want wobbly eyes
Or a client, who owes me money
They never pay on time.
Unless they’re in jail.
The only jail time I’d consider, is going to drag Poems out of inmates doing time.

Congratulations on your triumph
It’s a long way to come

Yvette Louise Melech

Copyright Law
Jan 6 / 2023

by ValerieAnn

Strength of purpose and knowing what is right
creates the greatest truth when winning the fight

My experience in a lawsuit to right a wrong
took ten years from opponents with lawyers strong

After so many years my life had totally changed
their plan to wear me down made me look deranged

My main reward was not to win a monetary rate
but to make a law to save others from a tragic fate

My purpose was rewarded but I’ll never be the same
so CONGRATULATIONS Aleme that your reward came

© ValerieAnn

By PK ROY from India

Thank you very much Aleme for creating
-117- brand new fresh poetic forms
to write, but not yet satisfied still waiting
patiently for a few more poetic forms.

With HIS grace able to write poems on each
of -117- poetic forms; hope to
write some more poems in days to come to reach
readers, accompanying your journey anew!

Suggest inventing new poetic forms like
Ghazal, Rubaiyat, Spanish poetic forms
or Blues poetry to make hearts feel alike;
holding hopes to see soon new poetic terms.

Know very well creating something anew
is always difficult but gives scope to reach
a spot in the literary field; it’s true;
remember you’re giving life and time to teach.

By M.A (Pol.Sc),LL.B (Triple Gold Medalist,LL.M(Utkal),Ph.D in Law,Certificate from International Institute of Human Rights,Strasbourg(France);Ex Principal,Capital Law College,Bhubaneswar (Odisha),Ex Administrator,College of Business Management,Khordha. Legendary Poet,Best Citizen of India,Glory of India.Founder Principal,Khordha Law College,Khordha (Odisha). Chief Editor in the Expert Editorial Board of Law Journal ,TAY Brundaban panda

Actually poetry is an art work,
Almighty’s blessing poets take.
At poet’s Heart first part is He,
As second part word art to see.

All poets honored as second Lord,
Aleme Gammo, poet also included.
Applying artistic Alemseged Styles,
Acquired worldly fame & good wills

Alemseged Styles have relevancy,
Attract poets to follow so get peace.
As because Aleme Gammo’s effort,
Always praise worthy an open secret.

Applying apt and artistic research work,
Awarded us new styles so I send thank.
Acknowledge also I am highly obliged,
Awarded me time to time; I am inspired.

Always fame of poets remain permanent,
Aleme Gammo as a poet also fortunate.
All Poetry keeps Aleme Gammo’s profile,
Also poets happily follow his poetry style.

Aim of poem to say about Aleme Gammo,
Aptly an opportunity to play contest game
Almighty kindly bless Aleme Gammo, poet,
A long peaceful life offer him only request..

by Francine Morales

To win such an important litigation was no small feat
many without your dedication would give up defeated

But in your determined and steadfast way you were true
You kept your rights of promotion right in front of you

When told at first year you were defeared, you warred on
took it to a higher federal court and won your paragon

Then the challengers, fought you back with an appeal
and to your esteemed credit and thier shame you won the deal

Only someone with strength in charachter would have fought so hard
When you knew you were right you fought them all along.

You showed your perserverance, your patience and your might
to continue to battle with them and finally prove yourself perfectly right.

So congratulations my friend Aleme on your position well earned:
Department Manager of this nation wide company’s HR and Logistic Department. And phooey to those who lost and hopefully learned.

By Poetess Dolly Bhaskaran,UK

Alemseged Sisay, a Gammo Ethiopian
invented different styles of poems
published poetry books in more than 60 countries
and more than 100 anthology books also published
He invented many forms of poetry from simple to complex
and taught many people all over the world and
I feel I am one of the proud students
I am trying to learn to write different forms of poetry
and take it as a challenge
Sisay support is students with constant encouragement
and do various contests on All poetry sites for us to enter
Some of the forms are with rhymes and others are free verse
I enjoy both forms and various types of poetry
I thank him for giving this education through this site
and the support he is giving us

By Grant G,USA

Every day people need challenged
in life, at home, and many words said,
Imagine a world there wasn’t difference
now that ain’t my kinda place

All people need to be lessoned
education stretches folks brains,
one track minds always meet trouble
many end up in self made gaols

Proper people’s minds stay opened
willing to try what’s in craze,
no good living and regretting
while leaving behind big blank space

Francine Morales,New Jersey, United States

Alemme Gammo, a poet in his own right,
found in the pages of All Poetry,
an inventor of poem of various formats,
an educator of the new forms of poetry.
He founded the form Haku which is different
from the traditional Haiku, and many other
forms as well. He is a patient teacher and has
made a name for himself in poetry circles.
It is a pleasure to share these pages with him.


September 4th, 2022

I am writing to express my gratitude to Aleme Gammo for teaching me many poetic styles via All Poetry website. I have yet to try all of them, but I do like his styles and hope to continue learning with him for some time to come.

I like the educational style of Aleme Gammo as he is patient and understanding and explains things when maybe I am finding a topic difficult.

There are many different ways to approach poetry but Aleme Gammo is someone whose styles I enjoy learning and taking part in his contests.



[Rain474]Varsha Madhulika,India

sailing on the boat of words
Alemseged pulled his sword
creating world of wonders

as she wore the coat of poetic device
shimmering like the queen so wise
while, in the ocean, I yonder

admiring my new make up
inviting poets to hurry up
chiseling all as I ponder

o Sisay
your creativity is the ray
creating the world, we are prouder

O Sisay
its the unique way
to say, you became the founder

glistening with poetic device
that makes poems, look nice;
making me too an all-rounder.



By Michael Mc Dermott

Poet Michael Mc Dermott.Ireland

the champion of modern
Aleme Gammo original
Haku poetry for people

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By Adam Smith

Poet Adam Smith, Israel

A man with a tale
Few words have been left untouched
Now it’s time to sleep

Dedication to one of the most hard-working poets of our time

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Dr.Brundaban panda,Legendary Poet,Best Citizen of India

Wisdom owns Common sense
Within science and conscience
Wisdom follows consciousness
Wise man wins worldly honors

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By Poetess Rosewinter515

Poet Aleme Gammo
Carefully teaches styles
Inspires fresh ideas


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Poetess Dolly Bhaskaran,UK

Poet Aleme Gammo
various styles of poetry
invented and taught others

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Source :

Ethiopiate on the Street — Addis Ababa Amharic

By Aloysius, from Missouri

it seems to me that it must be
antipathy of poetry
being on the wings of freedom

54 countries — Africa
gammo — Ethiopia
the soil from where earth was born

homogenous diversity
incongruous monopolies
europe, asia, bodies were torn

So it can be understood why
some order might be justified
aligning poems to a form

like the oceans must have a shore
degradation must have a cure
to bring mankind a peaceful norm


Aleme Gammo, poet,
Teaches us virtually, then
Publishes our poems.

by Rosewinter515
Haku 7–8–7 for Aleme Gammo

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Dolly Bhaskaran,UK

His writings are penned in jail
113 styles of poetry invented
educational purpose

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Amharic Dream,

The Poet’s link:

Mengistu Lemma: still longing
‘Yabbatoch Ch’ewata’ singing
Pastimes of the Forefathers.

When Word made world with all things new
Aleme Gammo, also grew
As Janus of Argonauts.

Looking for the Golden Fleece
Of poetry and love of peace:
Janus gate of past and future.

From sadness, joy and new simile,
Genius reached the richest style,
Amharic language has explained.

All the tribes deserve the own queen
And favorite verses of Qene,
in front of cauldron with dinner.

Befeqadu Hailu brought soup
Of Zone 9 bloggers modern group
Making an attempt as sinner

Of ebony nights and this sad joy
Among the tyrants who destroy
The poetry of every day.

Kebedech Tekleab new postcard
African Absurdities`bard:
Democratic Cannibalism.

Mengistu Lemma of hard times
Married the new and old rhymes
In events called abduction.

Man Jesus of old promises
Men of no more sacrifices
After voice of suffering love.

Lady of home and new angels,
Liyou Libsekal changes
Azure of Addis Ababa.

Boghossian and Tekleab
Aluminum white sculpture
On the embassy granite wall,

Billene Seyoum so far away,
Give Me a Dog’s Life Any Day:
A statue of Long Patience.

In “Pambazuka News”of morrow,
Billene may sing her sorrow:
Modern slavery of women.

Climbing Sun`s sacred mountains,
With never known the lover’s sins
Like Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin

Solomon Deressa still tames
The smile of sun and women`s flames
Amharic words like wet-land weeds.

Kebede Mikael calls the past
But generations sail so fast,
No passenger remember.

Gold shadows when is often late,
Riding elephants, Adeleke Adeite
Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro.

Martha Nasibù Memory
As you remember me,
Principessa etiope.

Alem Hailu Gebre Kristos:
Welcome White Dove of Eritrea
Twenty years of no-war-no-peace.

Mengistu and new currant wine,
Friend of Bernard Shaw and mine
Made famous Harar melody.

source :

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By Dr.Brundaban panda,Legendary Poet,Best Citizen of India

Aim of AP poet, Aleme Gammo
Arranging Haku contest game
Awarding them, favor for fame..

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Open Door

State of constant revolution,
As in gamma distribution
Of great expectations and love.

Gammo poem coalescent
As “Humanity In Descent:
Images — Human Suffering”

Amharic Poet-soldier
Of Shalaqa-Basha bolder
Feelings melted into spring.

Yalacha Gabicha`s witchcraft
Leaned on friendship and laughed:
With Bahiru and Belete.

Like riding a blind horse around
The other side of “ti amo” town
Patriots: e Wust Arbegnoch.

Techane and Gezmu promise
Abroad, at poverty office,
Bale Kaba Ena (Bale) Daba.

Under long ebony night dome
Gebeyanesh Door to Freedom.
Bewketu Seyoum counts the stars.

State of changing dreams of colors
And daily bread for all others,
In a world of constant challenge.


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All About Poet Aleme Gammo

By Sir, Professor ,Brundaban panda

Dr.Brundaban panda,Legendary Poet,Best Citizen of India

Acknowledgement goes for the poet and writer, Aleme Gammo,
As because your poetic contribution AP poets know your name.
A son of veteran police officer you are worthy citizen of Ethopia,
As the first Telecom Technician your name fame within your area.
According to historical point your tribal culture’s had long standing,
A noble statement that poet is second God producing poetical art,
Acknowledgement must be given by the people of Ethiopian State.
Absolute pleasure you acquire when you share and write the poems,
Amazon kindling honored your books also the publisher, Lulu.com.
All details about you I collected from your AP profile to write a poem,
Already your books are world records duly stored in the printed form,
Appreciation goes for you praiseworthy effort poet dies , stays fame
Actively awake to advance ahead an inspiring message sends poet,
After reading my poem please send feedback kindly accept respect.

Source :

Learning About Aleme Gammo Today

What do I know of Aleme Gammo?
Only that he has a voracious vocabulary.
He is a poet, a Telecom technician, the son of a vet,
and a sage word-player.
From Ethiopia, surrounded by spirit, possibly of his birth mother.
Aleme writes of dendrites; I thought only I did that. Few do.

My hell is a Lake of Fire to him; this made me smile as I read his poetry.
He cautions others to be wary of long-distance love photos.
He appreciates the preceding generations which invented much.
“My friends say I’m debonair and gentle,” he says. Blaming them.

He has written thirteen books, six are poetry. One is an anthology.
He makes fun of the prissy high-brow Ethiopian list,
Which makes me think he secretly wants to be on there.
I do believe if anyone should be, it should probably be him.

He writes “I am so, so, interviewers hate me.”
This made me laugh, knowing his sense of humor now.
I had such a great time parading through his poetry.
Learning what a fantastic genuine, deeply caring poet Aleme is

Source :

Oh Aleme!

Gammo, could have come from the same village

milked the same beasts before school

tired at our desks

Adolescents off to greece

make a fortune selling chinese junk

teats all past

Slim in designer jeans

fat into mid-life

villa with pool

Both with good income

a perchance for occasional rhyme

happy with a meaningless existence

Sunday boating on the Siene

Oh Aleme i heard the girls call

each to each

Unlike me

not a man overboard

curse of slapping surf to herd!

Mister Gammo so far from grief,

islands of difference, independence blest

Aegean mermaids his!

Pope of good luck

no lapsed believer

toasting vodka of bushfire

Whilst hero of tomorrow

oh unrisen aleme

womb fresh with solar

Turbines of a livable future,

whilst sad-classmate

dwells on nostalgia.



He can sketch the beauty of nature
the allure of the dandelion
that bravely tilts head skywards
to the refulgnet mistress sun
or the lilly pads so shy
trembling on water skin
with just a splashing of words
no hurry, nor haste he paints
scenes of vibrant hues

He is an artist mind reflective as water
receptive open to myriad beauties
of serenst blue horizons
religious knowledge he has too
and can etch with a few words religious imagery
his words lyrical glide soft as swans
on the serenest cool blue waters
words that spring and sing
for he is a dancer of words

Source :https://allpoetry.com/poem/15547826-Resilience-by-Ovidiubocsa


Beyond Kübler-Ross five-stages of grief
You saw other colors of this floating leaf
In the air, on the river and time, in fire:
Aging line or death count gets higher.

Resilience at the other side of sadness,
Life after a loss: this carol of gladness,
As your hope got into the driver’s seat.
This lonely cat is walking in the street

With its green look and chosen speed:
Old solitude walks on the grass in need
To leave the house without motivation.
For possible world in new exploration:

You followed a magic lark from this park.
Also, you bought a dog and reset it to bark
If somebody else leaves the rich house,
More sleek than any granary gray mouse,

Blurred between different old missions,
Cold descriptions or guilty prescriptions,
Annoying pressures, revisited hypothesis
Instead of “acceptance” like a metropolis.

Source :

Truth, Who Are You?

By Poetess Salwa Naamani

By Poetess Salwa Naamani

When stars align upright
Your face shines bright
Foretelling Cupids’ delight
For meeting my eyes
Souls in fluttering tides
Desire flickers of fire
Spicing up their Heights
Infinite possibilities of mankind
the priestess and priest mandate festivity
Blue Ray Sigel from within arise
Activating the hidden sunrise
The sun embracing the night
Over the shores of delight
Waves of beams in delight
Dimensional missing of the Souls
What else is possible?

Source :

Truth Be Told

How can I be honest,
when I’ve already lied to myself?
I hide it behind closed doors,
putting the truth on the inconvenience shelf.

Smile like it’s the right thing to do,
yet inside you act, everything is fine.
Actions say we are in control,
while our heart is in a steady decline.

How can I hold it together?
The flame dwindles as time evaporates,
lying, I am fine, words spoken,
hide the destruction, of life, our fate.

Years have taken life out of control,
too many wounds, one wonders how to fix.
Messages hide their thoughts of love,
drawing happiness away, truth dies in the mix.

How does one patch what is broken?
come as you are, I tell my bleeding heart.
I need to tell you my true feelings,
so life will bridge Love, into our hearts.

source : , India .

The night befell with shadows
creaking sounds made hallows
by looking at the windows through the hole.

I looked in the far distance
just saw a ghost with amber stance
floating like gallows making me terrified by its shadow.

Never had the courage to go near
Even though I’m at a distance very far
I belge like a potato and screamed with a whistle blow.

Suddenly it starred so straight
Making me shiver in fright
Till now not able to forget what happened on the deadly night.

I don’t know till now it is a nightmare
All I did is to have a cold shower
just closed my eyes and slept in the bed till the morning dawn.

source :

By Bhumika Shekwat,India

I may unconsciously sink
Or may bring so much to drink
But I’ll never choose you to date

I’m the one, the most cute
And you? A ripened fruit
The word pops up is just “hate”

You don’t belongs to any link
You just shrink and shrink
And I have a lot more to create

You insist me to be with you
Like the cap with bottle or some glue
But sorry, I don’t want to debate

Well, I have a brownish suit
And in it, you’ll surely look so cute
So, we have so much left to be made

Let me tell you the reason
Behind change in behavior like season
I wanted to see you in this shade

I just wanted you to wear it and try
But unfortunately you were too much shy
Forgive me now or leave me to regret

source :

To Aleme Gammo,

by Krizly Bear, Oklahoma USA.

Source :

Wonderful minds from around the world
Some whom we’ll never know
Some places on earth no matter how hard you
Try, give you no room to grow

You can study all day and work all night
With barely a meal to eat
Get up when you fall but the powers that be
Keep knocking you off of your feet

Some manage to make it once in a while
When they get the chance to flee
Crossing the ocean to a new frontier
Where they can be what they knew they could be

Unfortunately most get left behind
To struggle with heartache and strife
Broken dreams are the hardest knowing that you
Never asked to be given this life

You keep pushing forward with passion and hope
And my friend you are long over due
After reading your bio these are my thoughts
I pray all your dreams will come true.

By Linda Sue,United States

I break all discouragement off of you
God is not done with you yet
so don’t bow down to the ways of the devil
Pick yourself up and turn things around

The Bible especially Psalms talks about trials
David got discouraged many of times
but he did not stay there
don’t know how many prophets wanted to go home early
but it was not their time and God kept them around for awhile

You have a purpose and a destiny
By Jesus’s stripes, you are healed
I command all infirmity to loose you and go
I bind healing power unto you in Jesus name

Lord this man of God needs a divine miracle
there is nothing too difficult for you
as a matter of fact when things look this bad
that is when you shine for we know we cannot do it

Pour your spirit upon Gammo
Shine your light of truth upon him
Bring him prosperity and provision in Jesus name
Provide all of Gammo’s needs

Encourage Gammo Lord
Give him strength, hope and Joy
comfort him and surround him with your Glory
Pour your love upon Gammo and give him your Peace

Jesus Jesus Jesus rest your spirit upon Gammo
Let him experience your love
make a way for him where there is no way
Healing, overtake him by your spirit Lord

And when it does become his time
Shine your light upon him and lead him unto you
fear has no place in him and he will be excited to meet you
earth is not our home we are just a passing through
Love he will experience like never before

God bless you Gamo
Praise the Lord and build yourself up
you will have your spirit lifted up
and hope is restored unto you. Blessings unto you.

Ancy Eapen,India

Life is often shaped by blows,
blows that jar and hurt.
Adversities can unmake,
And remake
our very being. For a Christian,
sufferings can become blessings,
if borne, with faith and patience
looking toward Jesus,
who has undergone
the worst of it all.
So, sister mine,
shed your cloak of sadness,
and look around —
at the hills, the valleys, the sky,
the children playing about !
Praise the Almighty God;
for He raised Jesus from death
and sent the Holy Spirit
to dwell within us.
“Do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be dismayed
for I am your God.”
Was spoken through prophet Isiah.
Resurrected Jesus walks the earth
even today.
You need not die,
and reach heaven, to see Him.
Just close your eyes,
And with love call Him!
He is close to the broken-hearted.
My dear Aleme,
turn your back on the past.
Walk the life that remains
with joy in the Lord.
Reach out to the afflicted,
to heal your own,
Dying in melancholy,
is the Enemy’s trap.
To die in peace and joy,
secure in the gift of salvation,
is our Saviour’s desire,
a recompense we can offer
for His agony, passion, and crucifixion


My dear friend, Alleme, saying good-bye is not easy;
Your feeling of detachment from the physical world,
loss of interest in things formerly found pleasurable
or even a tendency to sleep more or less desire to talk
~ These are the beginning of thinking to let go of life.

But, thinking of the end doesn’t end the relationship;
the bond remains just as strong; some activities and
rituals may help to establish and maintain
the bond forever; let’s not forget HE wants us to
be happy and joyful- that’s part of God’s will for us.

Recall your ambition of making a mark in the
World of Poetry with highest number of invention
of poetic forms ~ remember your creative works
will continue even when we no longer belong
to this world to prove our worth in this field.

Future readers will read your poetic works,
will appreciate underlying flow of thoughts;
through their talks you will live in their memory;
Let’s shake your feeling slow in actions, it’s just
temporary; new days ahead you’ve to work hard.


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