Arsiema Berhane Poems
Comments about Arsiema Berhane
A Dog With Six Names
This is a poem about a dog
Not just any dog, but our dog.
It’s funny how everyone wanted to
give him a name, but each name was not the same.
Some wanted to call him Tarzan
I called him Rex
My sister who is into books and stuff
Named him Malcolm X
My other younger sister called him Fofi
A tribute to our late dog
I didn’t really mind ‘bout the name
Doesn’t it sound a little like coffee?
My younger brother called him Undertaker
Name of his favorite wrestler
I really loved this name, but mother was like
“Come up with something else, this is ...
I found him sitting there
On his only and lonely chair
Lots of papers on the floor
A candle of light on the table
And Beethoven's poster was on the door.
It looks so scary, cus the shadow of
The vodoo talisman has fallen on it.
He was writing, my friend