Arsiema Berhane

Rookie - 0 Points (March 10,1920 / Asmara, Eritrea)

A Perfect Lie

Poem by Arsiema Berhane

After what he said and done
after all those promises
she never even for a microsecond thought
he'd go leaving her alone
in a small house
with a dog and a book with a strange title.

All she said,
at the moment he walked out of the door was
'you know I never loved you anyway'.
Finishing that line
she waited for him to say something.
and nothing came, but silence.
That's when she burst into tears like hell.

05/09/02


Comments about A Perfect Lie by Arsiema Berhane

  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (3/31/2012 10:29:00 AM)

    You let your tear used as your ink and this is the result, it make something so deep feeling...A Perfect lie' i remember of my poem called perfect lie, it was different story but you poetry takes it in personal side and you built with emotion remark..keep more coming! ! -Unwritten Soul(Report)Reply

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  • Lara W.a (5/31/2007 1:39:00 AM)

    arsiema, this is saaad!(Report)Reply

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  • BEAU GOLDEN (6/19/2006 3:48:00 AM)

    Now that's a poem. Make the reader feel slapped as hard as the sting of discovering being unloved. At that moment. Whap! Biting! Yes!(Report)Reply

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  • Indiscreet Episode (5/8/2006 7:41:00 AM)

    I love that you set up the scene so well. Was it only the lie to him, or the one to yourself too?(Report)Reply

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  • Dan Tharp (4/1/2006 6:14:00 PM)

    Ouch! ................

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  • Savannah Lewis (12/20/2005 12:42:00 AM)

    It is true, the defense picks up and we all say things that are truly opposite of what we mean, i liked this one it truly captures the heat of a second of hatred and love intermingled(Report)Reply

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  • Angelique' RockwellAngelique' Rockwell (10/2/2005 1:51:00 AM)

    no lie is ever perfect, but in saying that i also love this because it is the perfect example of self-defense after being hurt by someone you love/trust. this was beautiful.(Report)Reply

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  • RoJa Mitchell (7/25/2005 10:15:00 AM)

    it's a great story and i liked it a lot :)(Report)Reply

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  • Rene BennettRene Bennett (7/21/2005 2:43:00 AM)

    Wow! This is really sad yet, tells a story. You made this reader want to read more.

    Rene'(Report)Reply

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  • Peter A. Crowther (6/10/2005 11:22:00 AM)

    Good observation of human behaviour and emotion(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 14, 2006