Konjit Berhane

(SePTeMBer,18 1983 DEath i Believe i am ImMorTal / a S M a R a)

A real april the fool


Dedicated to our dog FoFi
Who died on long ago may his soul RIP

I cried and cried
When they told me that u died
I tried and tried
Not to believe them and think they lied
I ride and ride
And when I took a look
You were not on my side
I thought I was lost
With out a guide
Don’t wanna go back home
And find no dog on the gate
It is meant that u be mine
It is your fate
But suddenly, men crossing the road
Laughing loud like a clown band
Waved and wished me, “Happy April fools! ”
I laughed even more than theirs
And turn my bicycle
Headed home
just to find
A sad April the fool
Became so very real

June 8,2005

Submitted: Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Edited: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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  • Joseph Daly (11/19/2005 8:32:00 AM)

    I liked this a lot Konjit. At first off I was warey of the opening lines as they appeared as cliche. I read it through twice more and I can now see what you are getting at.

    This is so well paced and begs the question is the loss of a pet equal to the loss of a human friend or relation? Is grief of the same intensity and quality for differing losses?

    By God! I don't have the answers, but you certainly have done a fantastic job in raising the questions.

    Much respect,

    Denis Joe (Report) Reply

  • Rhonda Davis (11/15/2005 3:15:00 PM)

    this is good. It flows well. The reader can see you and the dog and even a missing dog. (Report) Reply

  • glen still (8/7/2005 4:46:00 AM)

    I do see alot of elements of your perspective in so may ways, relating to a dog's death (VERY SPRITUAL AND HUMAN) to the question of why other humans should die in war. Very deep and original, a lot of space to travel and for one's mind to grasp in order to understandwhere your own mind is taking us. Keep writing, refine and style to your own spirit! i admire your script here. be@peace! gcs (Report) Reply

  • Sean Furlong (8/7/2005 4:11:00 AM)

    This poem certainly has great personal meaning and real elements, grammar polish aside. (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (8/7/2005 3:50:00 AM)

    dear person, I was saddened by your poem. Please tell how to pronounce your name, becaause the little I've seen of your work I like. Also like to keep in touch with you. Bless you, Jerry Hughes (Report) Reply

  • Uriah Hamilton (7/26/2005 6:16:00 AM)

    A rather sad poem, I hope the future will eventually look up and bring both peace and love. (Report) Reply

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