Konjit Berhane

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How Long? - Poem by Konjit Berhane

How long is a second
If you are lost in the sea
And you see no land

How long is a minute
If you faint.

How long is a day
If you have nothing to say

How long is a week
If you are sick

How long is a month
If things ain’t smooth

How long is a year
If you have fear

And how long is life
If you live it in strife.

June 2005


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  • (1/19/2006 6:27:00 AM)

    Ooooh! How long I wonder! ! I love it when poems make me think - this one certainly did! Moyax (Report)Reply

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  • (1/16/2006 8:37:00 AM)

    As Long as it takes Love dave xxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (11/18/2005 11:34:00 AM)

    Konjit,

    Now this one does strike me as maudlin. However that doesn't take away the fact that this is a beautiful work.

    Denis Joe
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  • (8/7/2005 7:47:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, which is both simple and deep - a rare acheivment.

    Regards
    David
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  • (7/25/2005 10:05:00 AM)

    This is quite beautiful Konjit....it's simple and complex at the same time and I normally don't like questions in poetry but these ones weren't bashing me on the head :) (Report)Reply

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  • (7/21/2005 5:31:00 AM)

    forever. time is a curse when it moves fast when we are ar our happiest and drags when we are miserable. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/20/2005 7:30:00 AM)

    I liked this...the questions seem simple but aren't really...My only suggestion is that all your rhymes are really strong except the minute/faint lines....Just a thought. I don't usually write rhyming stuff so....what do I know, right? But I do think this a good one that just needs a tiny tweak. :) (Report)Reply

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  • (7/20/2005 6:23:00 AM)

    Wise questions, most likely a very long time. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 20, 2005



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